Muay Thai , also known as the Science of 8 Limbs,is the most effective striking Martial Art in the world.
The beauty of Muay Thai lies in its simplicity. You will learn to use all the best striking surfaces your body has built into it: Fists, Elbows, Knees, and It’s not an overly complicated style with thousands of moves that are based off thousands of different scenarios. Muay Thai focuses on effective strikes based off your distance from your opponent. For example, you may encounter an opponent from a long or mid range and use certain punches and kicks to attack. If in close range, you wouldn’t use long range strikes. Instead, you would use close range attacks such as securing the Thai Clinch.
If you train hard you can build a solid foundation for Muay Thai in a matter of months. What keeps it exciting is learning to master range awareness, being able to react quickly enough to utilize the space you have, and finding new ways to outmaneuver your opponents. Many people look to Martial Arts for self-defense. In reality, most traditional forms of Martial Arts that are advertised as self-defense styles would never really work in a Self-Defense situation. Muay Thai was developed specifically for fighting, which in our opinion makes it the best form of Self-Defense.
Before I started training Muay Thai in the Spring of 2010, I would never have considered myself an athlete. I never imagined that I, a scientist, would step into the ring and compete. Towards the end of the summer of 2011, Coach Jason Farrell, then at Crazy 88, caught me as I scurried out the door. He asked if I wanted to train a little harder and compete in the smokers (Muay Thai Sparring Showcases). At the time I was very insecure with my striking abilities even after training Muay Thai for over a year, but Coach Jason believed I was ring ready and that the experience would help me grow. He was right! That fall, I participated in 3 smoker events.
Last year, I fought in the WKA National Muay Thai Championships, in the Virginia Thai Fighting Championships at a sports festival, a Muay Thai smoker, and finally, fought on stage in the big apple at NY’s Combat at the Capitale #29. My amateur record isn’t perfect, but looking back at each competition, I realize each one was different. Each one reflects a state of me technically and mentally as a Muay Thai practitioner. As coach Jason puts it, “We just keep chipping away everyday…Its a never ending experiment.” In the last 2 years, Coach Jason has dedicated several hundreds of hours of instruction, coaching, and mentoring.
What I like most about working with him is that he will work even more than I train to get me ready for a competition. If I’m on the mat training, he is also there coaching and helping me get better. Off of the mats, Jason is always watching tape and will send me links to videos of fights to study.
I have been a spectator and participant at numerous boxing and kickboxing events and it’s a fact that Coach Jason’s students have the best striking skills. My goals right now are to continue to develop my striking skills. I plan on participating in more Muay Thai smoker events and competing in boxing and kickboxing. I’m so confident (and excited!) that I will achieve my goals with the level of training under Coach Jason Farrell.”
Erin Jimenez – PHD Candidate at John Hopkins University
The exercises associated with Muay Thai are an effective way to get in shape. Since no class is the same, your body is never able to adapt. This has proven to produce the best results for weight loss and getting a toned physique. Muay Thai will have you using every part of your body! Before you know it, you will be feeling muscles you didn’t know existed.
Having a strong belief in your abilities is priceless. In addition to looking good on the outside, you will notice yourself exuding more confidence. On top of that, Muay Thai is an amazing stress reliever after a long day at work. So what are you waiting for?? Come in and try out as many Muay Thai & Kickboxing Classes as you can in 7 days for FREE!
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