Muay Thai

Muay Thai

Muay Thai

Ages 15 & up.

Muay Thai or Thai Boxing is a devastating and effective striking and clinching style of martial arts. Many MMA champions have adopted Muay Thai as their discipline of choice for striking. Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Sliva, and Jose Aldo are three very famous MMA fighters that incorporate Muay Thai into their fighting style. Muay Thai is known as the science of eight limbs. Fighters learn how to punch, kick, knee, and elbow with both sides of their body.

Muay Thai at EAMA is not a fitness kickboxing class. You will definitely get a workout, but it will be achieved by hitting pads, and heavy bags with good form and proper technique. You are taught to be a true Thai Boxer, learning the same techniques Thai Fighters have been learning for decades. You will learn the history, and traditions of Muay Thai, along with technique and tactics.

Classes are an hour long consisting of warm ups, bag work, pad work, partner drills, and sparring. Fighters are taught techniques that they can use in and out of the ring and also Muay Boran techniques (the older form of Muay Thai). Students interested in testing their skills are encouraged to compete in amateur bouts at local venues such as Wild Bills.

Thai Boxing Association

Thai Boxing Association

Thai Boxing Association

The Thai Boxing Association of the U.S.A. (TBA-USA), under which Kun Kru Kevin is an instructor, is the oldest and largest Muay Thai organization in the United States. It was founded in 1968 by Ajarn Surachai “Chai” Sirisute. (Ajarn is Thai for “head instructor.”) Ajarn Chai is the first Thai boxing instructor to teach Americans his art, and he has worked tirelessly for 40 years to that end. We are indeed grateful to Ajarn Chai for his gift of the knowledge of Muay Thai.

The TBA-USA now has representation in almost every state in the USA and has expanded to establish affiliate organizations in more than 15 countries around the world.