Muay Thai & BoxingAll Skills welcome, 1 on 1 and group training sessions available.
Muay Thai & Boxing
Great cardio workouts whilst learning from an experienced trainer at the same time. With 5 years experience training in boxing and 5 years training Muay Thai, Mark can teach and take you through your paces. If you are a beginner and want to learn the sport, technique, have fun and get fit at the same time, then lets get started. If you are at an intermediate / advanced level and want to brush up on your skills its time to get back to it!
About Muay Thai
Muay Thai is referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs”; and using eight points of contact the body mimics weapons of war. The hands become the sword and dagger; the shins and forearms were hardened in training to act as armor against blows, and the elbow to fell opponents like a heavy mace or hammer; the legs and knees became the axe and staff. The body operated as one unit. The knees and elbows constantly searching and testing for an opening while grappling and trying to spin an enemy to the ground for the kill.
The history of Muay Thai can also be traced to the middle of the 16th century. During the battles between the Burmese of the Konbaung Dynasty and Siam, the famous fighter, Nai Khanomtom, was captured in the year 1767. The Burmese knew of his expertise in hand-to-hand combat and gave him an opportunity to fight for his freedom. Soon after winning the match, he was freed by his captors and allowed to return to Siam. He was acknowledged as a hero, and his fighting style became known as Siamese-Style boxing, later to be known as Muay Thai. This fighting style was soon to be recognized as a national sport.