About Muay Thai Style Kickboxing
Muay Thai is an art form which utilizes all of the body’s natural weapons to create a devastating fighting style, as competitive in the ring as it is effective for self-defense. This art differs from Karate and Kung Fu in several respects – in Muay Thai, “forms” do not exist, nor does the practice of pulling your techniques before they make impact. Using specially designed pads and no-nonsense training methods, kicks, punches, knees and elbows are practiced at full power – no holding back. Muay Thai’s no-nonsense approach to training makes the techniques easy to learn and extremely effective for self-defense, regardless of athletic ability. Muay Thai is simple, stresses total body conditioning, power and effective self-defense. An added benefit is the low risk of injury with this type of training method. If you are looking for fitness, this is the program for you!
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The ACADEMY Thai Kickboxing Program
Our program is guided by Sadsadan-Ajarn (Grandmaster) Chai, the President and founder of the Thai Boxing Association of the USA, the oldest and most established Muay Thai organization in the USA. Our program is founded on basic skills and is easy to pick up for people with no experience. Many of our students have had great results as far as weight loss and muscle toning, some losing up to 100 lbs. of F-A-T! Additionally, all of our instructors have competed in the ring, ensuring that what you are learning has been tested and proven.
Our Muay Thai competition team is world renowned – our fighters have fought and trained repeatedly in Thailand. Additionally, we have had competitions in China, Japan, Ireland, Holland, France, Canada, and all across the USA, producing the most Muay Thai State and National champions of any program in MN, a drastic contrast to most martial arts schools in the Minneapolis – St. Paul area. Simply put, our program is the most authentic Muay Thai program in MN, and is backed by real world results.
Coach Nat McIntyre – IKF Pro Muay Thai USA Champion with Team ACADEMY