Muay Thai is the kickboxing style most commonly used in professional Mixed Martial Arts (UFC) style competitions. It is known as the “Art of 8 Limbs” because it allows use of punches, kicks, elbows, and knees—making it the most versatile and effective striking system on the planet. Even better, it is a great workout and not boring—this motivates people who normally hate going to the gym and gets them working out!
Despite our competition success, 90% of our students are actually just looking to get in the best shape of their life and learn effective self defense. The fact that we treat our beginners so professionally and with the highest level of patience is what has allowed us to become so successful. Our famous competition pedigree is a result of how well we tailor our classes for all ages and levels.
What I like the most about the training is the fact that it’s getting your body and your mind stronger, because every class you get to test yourself both physically and mentally and it’s making me stronger. I think the instructors are really trying hard to make sure you’re learning a skill, and that’s what I love. I really feel like I’m paying for something, something that’s going to stay with me for life. They really work hard and they’re really friendly. Some people might think that it’s just a bunch of knuckleheads who are violent guys, but that’s not the case. It’s the opposite, actually, it’s really nice people trying to make themselves better.
After the first Ultimate Fighting Championships, many martial artists thought that all the standup stuff wasn’t necessary to learn since they knew Jiu Jitsu and 97% of fights go to the ground. Unfortunately, 100% of fights start standing and if you want to be a complete fighter, you’re going to need Stand Up as well as ground.
Unfortunately, most Jiu-Jitsu and MMA schools don’t have quality striking coaches. In fact, most have never won a fight and don’t have much experience beyond casually training for 1-2 years. Coaches like this are a big reason why aspiring fighters get hurt when they step up in competition. At Crazy 88, all our striking coaches have extensive experience, training and competing in Thailand annually, and being part of fights camps for the highest levels of competition: the UFC, Glory, Bellator, etc.
Honestly, if you’re interested in Martial Arts and you want to learn self-defense then what better way to prevent an attacker from hurting you by delivering a knockout? Muay Thai trains deadly accuracy into your kicks and punches, along with the power to back it up. You’ll learn how to defend punches and kicks and then set up your combinations and counter attacks. Have no fear— you’re going to be able to not only defend yourself from punches and kicks but also learn how to deliver devastating strikes to your attacker.
Secondly, you’re going to be physically prepared. The workouts we do in the kickboxing class are the best of both worlds—they will get you in outstanding shape so conditioning will never be a factor in a fight, and they’ll train you in the same techniques that the professional fighters at Crazy 88 are using in the ring to win championships.
Statistics show that most people who join a fitness gym lose interest and stop working out within a month of enrolling. The fact is that most people have been trying to lose weight and get in better shape for a long time but have been unable to get the physique they want. Most workouts are too repetitive and unexciting to the regular person – very few people get up in the morning and think, “Wow! I can’t wait to add 5 pounds to my bench press,” or “Looking forward to running an extra 200 yards today.”
Our Muay Thai Kickboxing program allows you to have fun while getting in shape. You’re going to be learning how to punch, kick, knee, and elbow and participating in drills and activities that require 100% mental focus. This keeps things entertaining so you won’t even be thinking about the exercise you’re getting. Muay Thai is specifically designed to promote the level of fitness and toughness required for ring competition – even if you don’t want to fight!
Our Muay Thai kickboxing is not just a combat sport. It’s a real martial art. Training in it will develop your self-confidence and self-discipline as well as teach your how to respect yourself and your training partners. It is all the benefits of the traditional martial arts but with realistic fighting techniques that actually work!
Before I started, I never did any sports in high-school outside, I was very unathletic and my friend told me about Muay Thai class and she dragged me in there. It’s a good way to start, having a friend go with you, but I really didn’t have any experience. Just come in, and the instructors are really good, and all the people are friendly enough to help you out. You don’t to be in shape. They’ll get you in shape. You won’t realize that after two weeks you’ll be keeping up. I really like Jiu-Jitsu and I think every woman should do it, but getting started, I initially did Muay Thai and it was definitely a good way to get mixed in with the guys and be acclimated to the atmosphere but doing both at the same time is awesome.
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