Kickboxing Level 1
The Kickboxing Level 1 classes are designed specifically for students new to our striking program. These classes are structured around a rotating, 8-week curriculum that covers the foundations of kickboxing and Muay Thai. In the Level 1 classes, students will be covering footwork and stance drills, basic partner drills, such as learning how to throw combinations, and bag work. Emphasizing proper form, this class will help you to build aerobic and muscular endurance, while improving your balance and coordination. Although this is the introductory level class, it is great for all levels of experience! You will see everyone from day-one students to experienced fighters taking these classes. You can never be too good at the basics!
Kickboxing Level 2
The Kickboxing Level 2 classes are the next progression in the Easton Striking System, and is open to students holding the rank of Yellow shirt or higher. This class addresses the same weekly technique focus as Level 1. The bag work in this class will include more comprehensive combinations, such as incorporating offense, defense, and counters into a combination. In the Level 2 classes, students will also slowly be exposed to more partner work, such as learning how to properly hold focus mitts for a partner.
Introduction to Muay Thai
The Intro to Muay Thai class will be the first step into Easton’s Muay Thai program, and is open to students with the rank of Yellow shirt or higher. In this class, the focus will almost exclusively be learning how to become a good drilling partner, a great pad holder for your partners, and how to hit and react to a pad holder. Learning how to be a good pad holder is a crucial step to your Muay Thai training, as a large part of your training will be spent hitting pads or holding for your partner. Another focus of this class will be learning basic defense in partner drilling, such as defending punches and kicks safely and effectively.
Intermediate Muay Thai
Students must have a Muay Thai membership and the rank of Orange Shirt or higher in order to attend Intermediate Muay Thai classes at Easton. These classes are designed for students to start learning how to work “freestyle pads” with partners and how to use visual instead of verbal commands. This class will also introduce live drilling with partners in a controlled and relaxed atmosphere. These drills, which are the key step between hitting pads and sparring, will allow students to build offensive, defensive and counter reactions while not be worried about getting hit hard. These drills are crucial to learn in order to begin sparring live with training partners.
Muay Thai Advanced
Students must hold the rank of Green Shirt or higher in order to attend Advanced Muay Thai classes. This class will be focused on freestyle pad work, clinch work, and sparring drills. These classes will be a great opportunity to hone all skills at a higher pace and work with the most experienced students.
Muay Thai Mixed-Level
Students must hold the rank of Orange shirt or higher to attend this class. The Muay Thai Mixed-Level classes are simply a combination of intermediate and advanced students. These classes allow students to train together and work with a variety of training partners. These classes are a great opportunity for newer students to learn more advanced techniques and train with more experienced partners. On the flip side, these classes are great for experienced students to help out and work on properly teaching newer students.
Students must hold the rank of Green shirt or higher to spar. The sparring classes will be the time to apply everything you have learned in a live, but controlled, situation. The sparring will always be supervised by at least one instructor, and students will be required to have full sparring gear to participate. Sparring at Easton is designed for both partners to work and get better during these live rounds, not to try to beat your partner every time! We want our students to feel as safe as they can in a controlled sparring environment.