Muay Thai is a form of hard martial art practiced in large parts of the world, including Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. Muay Thai has a long history in Thailand and is the country’s national sport.
Muay Thai is referred to as “The Art of the Eight Limbs”, as the hands, shins, elbows, and knees are all used extensively in this art. A practitioner of Muay Thai (“nak muay”) thus has the ability to execute strikes using eight “points of contact,” as opposed to “two points” (fists) in Western boxing and “four points” (fists, feet) used in the primarily sport-oriented forms of martial arts.
Ground Control’s Muay Thai program is for practitioners of levels and ages. It is great if you are looking to get in shape and learn proper techniques, or if you are interested in getting to the next level. Ground Control differs from other schools in the area where the focus is on continuing to move without learning proper techniques. Punching bags and preforming exercises without properly understanding the proper execution is dangerous and will cause injury.
- Beginner Muay Thai:
Students learn the fundamentals of Muay Thai. They will learn basic stances, clinches, kicks, punches, elbows and knees.
- Advanced Muay Thai:
Students take their basic knowledge and begin to execute complex striking combinations
What to Expect on the First Day:
We recommend you arrive 15 minutes before schedule, as the class will start on time. As your practice begins you will notice that the instructor has a precise plan for the class. You will find strong support by the Ground Control team. Students with more experience are always there to help new members get started. By the end of class you’ll be physically tired but mentally exhilarated. Remember, you can train as much as you want.