Muay Thai (also known as Thai boxing or simply, kickboxing) is an ancient martial art form from Thailand. It was made popular by King Nareusan in 1560 AD. Muay Thai was introduced in the United States by Arjan Chai in 1968, the honored president and founder of the Thai Boxing Association of the USA. He was a talented and passionate martial artist who made it his life’s mission to teach and spread the art form in the nation. The purpose of Muay Thai training is to develop and enhance the body’s strength and coordination, while learning to use the body’s tools for self-defense.
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Muay Thai training courses involve varied moves, drills and combos to keep you engaged and challenged. The training requires great commitment of time and effort. The classes will involve a variety of drills that fall into one or more of these categories:
Our Muay Thai courses provide an outstandingly effective workout! The sessions are always changing and evolving to keep you engaged and motivated. With consistent training, you will have improved strength, flexibility, greater bone density and remarkable cardio endurance. While this training can result in the best physical fitness of your life, anyone can get started regardless of current fitness. We have training options for all skill levels from total beginners to those preparing for a fight.
NWFA’s motto for Muay Thai classes is: “Intense, challenging, effective, exciting.”
Thai Pad Workouts
Muay Thai pads are heavy padding strapped to the forearms which are used to safely absorb the force of a kick or knee. This is done to develop skill, strength and sense of range with simple fixed patterns.
Heavy Bag Workouts
Heavy bags are the power and technique part of a Muay Thai training session. You can deliver as much power as possible without having to be concerned for your training partner.
Focus Mitt Workouts
Focus mitt work outs are predominately focused on the hands and elbow strikes. This is an excellent and safe way to test your skills without the risk of injury.
Muay Thai Glove Drills
Partner glove drills are used to develop your understanding of how to apply a series of strikes and counters and to train you to respond naturally to the unexpected nature of a real situation.
Muay Thai Courses – Sparring
Timing sparring: This involves “sparring” training your responses to random techniques. This is done with absolute control and trains you to analyze how your partner is attacking and learn to read his cues. This level of training in the Portland Muay Thai classes is absolutely safe.
Full contact sparring: The final step in the training sequence is to put on appropriate protective gear and work striking with speed and controlled power. The goal is to learn something new and improve every time you spar. This level of Muay Thai Portland, Oregon, training is intense but exciting and challenging at the same time.
Contact us today to join our Muay Thai Boxing Classes in Portland, Oregon.
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