Muay Thai is a martial arts discipline that focuses on the stand-up striking environment of combat.
Also known as "Thai Boxing", this martial art combines the use of 2x fists, 2x elbows, 2x knees, 2x shins - giving this art its other nickname, "The Art of Eight Limbs".
Muay Thai employs 8 striking points in its overall concept of stand-up fighting. This art emphasizes control of position and physical balance using clinch techniques to place the striker in optimal distances to engage his/her opponent effectively.
Muay Thai at The Compound - Kid’s and Adult Classes
The Compound's goal in teaching Muay Thai is to synchronize styles to each practitioner's ability and interest. Our classes will teach "Dutch style" Kickboxing as well as "Traditional Muay Thai" in order to provide the student with the concepts and adaptability to maximize their potential in this extremely powerful martial art.
Note: Kid’s classes WILL NOT include sparring. We are very aware of the studies of CTE in children and would not want to compromise the integrity of your child’s neurological state by incorporating Muay Thai sparring blocks. That said, we will still have realistic and functional training that will avoid any blunt-force trauma to the head for your child(ren).