Adult Muay Thai
Our Muay Thai program will show you how to use Thai Boxing fundamentals safely and effectively. Whether your objective is to learn authentic Muay Thai for competitive or self defense purposes, as a striking foundation for competitive MMA fighting or simply to get in better shape and learn a new skill, we work with your goals in mind.Contact Us
Adult Muay Thai
After being recognized as an Olympic sport in 2016 and quickly gaining immense popularity, there’s no question that Muay Thai Kickboxing is sweeping the globe. So what’s it all about? With a long history in warfare and rich cultural roots, Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand. This discipline sets itself apart from other martial arts due to its distinctive style of boxing. Muay Thai utilizes eight points of contact, rather than the four that similar styles, such as kickboxing, use. In Lake Hickory’s Muay Thai class, you’ll be using all eight contact points for punches, knee strikes, elbow strikes, kicks, and more. If you’re looking for something that will challenge what you think you know about martial arts, you’ve come to the right place.
Though there are many sports and martial arts that teach self-defense skills, Muay Thai Kickboxing provides benefits that other athletic disciplines can’t brag about. Kickboxing is a full-contact sport that taps into every part of the body while fighting. (Hey, it’s not called “the art of eight limbs” for nothing!) Muay Thai teaches its practitioners how to strike with immense power, fight from the perfect distance, carefully use footwork to their advantage, and rely on instincts in situations of anxiety.
Enhances Strength and Fitness
Are you ready to be in the best shape of your life? Well, Muay Thai is the martial art for you. Muay Thai Kickboxing is an intense form of physical training that boosts cardiovascular health through both aerobic and anaerobic exercises. As a result, you’ll quickly improve your endurance and build immense muscular strength throughout your entire body. Additionally, Muay Thai is known to help its practitioners shed fat and lose weight. After just an hour of kickboxing training, you’ll have utilized pretty much every part of your body and burned about 500-700 calories.
In Lake Hickory’s Muay Thai class, students practice a variety of exercises – such as jumping rope, shadowboxing, sprinting, sit-ups, technique sequences, sparring, and stretching. You will begin to experience improvements in your stamina, strength, and power after only a few classes!
If you’ve never practiced Muay Thai before, the idea of taking your first class may induce stress, not relieve it! Well, we’re here to alleviate your fears. Not only is the kickboxing community incredibly welcoming, but this martial art is known for its anxiety-reducing abilities. With each strike, kick, and drop of sweat, you are letting go of worry and stress. As you place all of your focus into the training session or match at hand, you will boost your body’s endorphins, release frustrations, and experience an amazing sense of accomplishment.