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FAQ's of Muay Thai Kickboxing

FAQ's of Muay Thai Kickboxing

What is Muay Thai?
Muay Thai is a form of kickboxing developed in Thailand. It is often called the art of eight weapons. Thai Kickboxers utilize feet, hands, knees and elbows! While many people study Muay Thai kickboxing for self-defense benefits, large numbers embrace the sport for fitness rather than its martial qualities. Training delivers excellent health benefits: greater strength, fat loss, increased endurance, increased quickness, tremendous flexibility.

I haven't really exercised in a long time. Is kickboxing too intense for me to start with?
One of the great things about kickboxing (if your doctor gives you the ok to start a regular exercise program) is that you start off at your own pace, gradually increasing the level of intensity as you get more fit.

What makes your Muay Thai program different from what is being offered at other facilities?
First of all, we teach authentic Muay Thai, not cardio kickboxing. There's a big difference! Our instructors have extensive training and competition background in Muay Thai kickboxing. Beware of illegitimate instructors and schools who advertise Muay Thai classes when their real background experience is Karate, Tae Kwon Do, etc. Our classes are designed so that beginners can set their own individual pace, and progressively increase their own level of intensity. Individual attention to technique execution is a feature in every class. After just a few classes you will understand why no other school's program can match what we offer.

Is there any contact in your Muay Thai classes?
Yes, there is contact in our regular Muay Thai classes. You will learn to hold pads and interact with students drilling combinations with your hands, feet, elbows and knees. But you don't have to participate in any sparring activity unless you choose to pursue some of our competitive programs or just want to do it for fun. Sparring is always completely optional.

Can I afford your programs?
We have many flexible payment plans, and we will work with you to make them fit into your budget.

Do you offer family discounts?
Yes! Sign your family up for any of the 3 programs we offer (Adult JJ, Kids JJ & Muay Thai) and get 10% off or more off your monthly fee! Ask us for details.

I have a very busy schedule, how many classes per week do you offer?
All of our programs include a wide variety of class times to provide you with maximum flexibility in scheduling. Private and semi-privates are also available to suit those who can't train as often as they like.

How long does it take to get results with Muay Thai as far as conditioning goes?
Results are almost immediate depending on the frequency, intensity, and duration of your workouts. Our Instructors are there to guide and motivate you, but ultimately, the intensity level of your workout is up to you. Within the initial two weeks you can look for an increase in energy level, the next few weeks for a change in the way your clothes fit, and by the second month you may notice a difference on the scale. An appropriate diet will always increase results. Results may vary.

What's the average calorie loss per class?
This will vary according to how hard you want to push yourself. It can range anywhere from 400 to 700 calories per class (55 minutes)

What does the class include?
The class starts with 2 rounds of jumping rope, which will help you develop footwork and improve coordination, followed by 1 or 2 rounds of shadow boxing to improve your technique. The instructor will show various combinations to be worked on a bag or with partners. You will practice striking and holding the pads. A specific sparring session or calisthenics will conclude the class. Class benefits will vary according to your fitness and skill level.

Is Muay Thai Kickboxing good for self-defense?
Yes! Because, Muay Thai Kickboxing stresses basics, power and speed they are highly effective for self-defense. In our training we strike bags, mitts, Thai pads, and work with partners. This assures that the training is relevant to real life and is practical. However, if you are looking solely to improve your street self-defense skills, we highly recommend you to sign up for the Jiu-Jitsu program.

Are there any tournaments or competitions around the area in case I want to compete?
Yes, we have a competition team that competes 4, 5 times a year. This will require extra practice and approval from the Head Instructor.

When do you offer classes?
We offer classes 6 days per week. In order to accommodate your hectic schedule, each of our programs run several times per week, allowing you to customize a training schedule that suits your needs. And besides our instructional program, we also provide “open mat” times for those who want to come in and work out on their own as well as private lessons, which can be virtually scheduled for any time in the day!

I've never done any sports before. How often should I attend classes so I don't overdo it in the beginning?
If you have never done any sports before, we recommend you start off your training with 2 classes a week for the first few months. This will ensure your body gets used to the exercises and repetitions we practice throughout the class. Private lessons are also a great way to learn the fundamentals and easy you into the classes.

I'm not sure if I want to commit to a minimum of 12 months, what do you recommend?
Well, if you aren't sure if you'll like the sport, we recommend you to come by and watch a full class. The next step is to try out an intro lesson. Simply, fill out a waiver and pay a $20 intro class fee and you are ready to go. When you decide that Muay Thai is right for you, we'll gladly apply the intro class fee towards your membership.

Why do you require a 12-month agreement?
We want you to give us a chance to show you how many benefits you will get from Muay Thai class. One or 2 months of training won't provide new students the results in conditioning and technique that a full year will. The longer you train the more benefits you will witness. It will become something you can't live without!

What benefits will my teenager have from the Muay Thai classes offered here?
Since many of the techniques and drills are done with alternating partners, teens that are shy and lack self-confidence will develop social skills and make new friends while interacting with others. In our classes you'll find Police Officers, Nurses, Firemen, School Teachers, Moms & Dads and competitive athletes. All working towards their own goals.

Will there be other beginners there beside me?
Yes, we have new members every week and about 90% of them have never trained before, and they were nervous too. Once you try it you'll be hooked!!




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