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KICKBOXING + MUAY THAI
Why study Kickboxing + Muay Thai?
Muay Thai comprises the other half of what we do at Easton Training Center. Also known as the “Art of 8 Limbs” due to the use of punches, kicks, elbows and knees, Muay Thai is a striking ring sport that also incorporates grappling with the use of clinch and sweeps. Muay Thai, which literally translates to “Thai Boxing” traces its roots back to Thailand, and its techniques simultaneously create both powerful delivery and grace.
If you’ve never done Muay Thai, you will start in our Kickboxing class, an entry-level class to the Muay Thai program. Kickboxing teaches you the fundamentals of the sport on a heavy bag before you move into Muay Thai Fundamentals where you begin doing pad work with a partner. Kickboxing also helps to build a strong cardio foundation to help new students excel when they move up to Muay Thai.
Along with being a great full-body, cardio-based workout, our striking programs and classes will help you gain confidence on your feet and teach you to control and harness your strength. Striking will also make up a large piece of your mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting arsenal.
What will my first class look like?
You just requested a free class! What now? If you didn’t already specify a date and time, one of our First Impressions Specialists will reach out to do so. They’ll reach out the day before to confirm, and they’ll also send you a digital waiver.
You’ll get to the academy 15 minutes early to borrow gloves and wraps from the front desk, get a short orientation of the space and meet the instructor as you head back to the bag room.
Class will start with a cardio warmup, including stretching the hips and shoulders, and some movements to get your blood pumping. You’ll have a short shadow-boxing session where you learn the basic four punches, and the basics of footwork.
The instructor will then demonstrate the week’s technique on the bag, then let you and your partner take turns working the movements, coming around each group to help.
Congrats! You’ve just taken your first Kickboxing class. Keep showing up and it only gets more fun as you progress through the program, ranking up to our Fundamentals Muay Thai classes where you learn the basics of pad work and weight-shifting, and eventually joining our Advanced Muay Thai classes where you take your skills to the next level with person-to-person contact.