What is Muay Thai?
Often referred to as ‘The Art of Eight Limbs,’ Muay Thai fighters utilize both legs and arms, with the end goal of taking down their opponent. Each body part serves as its own, individual weapon: fighters’ hands serve as swords, their shins as shields and armor and their elbows and knees as a hammer or axe. Fights usually do not go on for more than five rounds, lasting three minutes each.
A typical Muay Thai class:
- Jumping rope (5-10 minutes)
- Shadow Boxing (5 minutes)
- Beginner techniques and drills *mostly punching combinations* (20 minutes, afterwards we put on shin guards)
- Advanced techniques and drills *using both punches and kicks* (15-20 minutes)
- Intense cardio session (5-10 minutes)
- Cool down and stretching (5 minutes)