Muay Thai is a combat sport from the muay martial arts of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on foot is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient. Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the twentieth century, when practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts.
At Synergy Combat Sports we offer an authentic Muay Thai program that consists of traditional training methods. Every class is lead by our Thailand-trained instructors. Each Muay Thai training session begins with skipping rope followed by a short stretching session to properly warm up the body for the strenuous workout ahead. Students then shadowbox to perfect the form and balance involved with each technique. Thai-style pad work typically comes next. This is where students build the skills necessary to actually utilize the techniques with accurate power. Next, the class engages in controlled, technical sparring with minimal power in order to build the reflexes and timing necessary to effectively apply the techniques. Finally, students clinch spar to round out the class. Clinching is a critical aspect of Muay Thai in Thailand, but it is a component quite often neglected at schools across the United States. At Synergy Combat Sports we pride ourselves on having a complete, authentic curriculum that includes in-depth study of the clinch and all other techniques present in Muay Thai.
Below is a Muay Thai techniques striking demo done by Ajarn Nelson Siyovong, former fighter from Thailand. Try a class FREE and see for yourself just how much fun it can be.