Developed in Thailand, Muay Thai has been an essential part of Thai culture from its infancy. What began as a close-combat battlefield fighting skill over 500 years ago has since evolved into the national – and most popular spectator sport – in Thailand.
Also known as the “Art of Eight Limbs,” Muay Thai utilizes punches, kicks, elbows, and knees and is known for its overwhelming striking power. Proven to be extremely useful for self-defense purposes, its devastating effectiveness has also gained respect in the world of mixed martial arts, where it is now a staple of many MMA professionals. A perfect complement to Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai has become, along with BJJ, one of the fastest growing and practiced martial arts today.
Why Cross-Train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai?
One of Muay Thai’s most prominent features is its competitive element, where striking power is used to overwhelm an opponent. A cross-training program that combines Muay Thai with Brazilian jiu-jitsu can complement any student’s training schedule, aid them in becoming well-rounded athletes and skilled technicians, and is especially useful when prepping for MMA competitions.
The Muay Thai classes that we offer work extremely well when trained in tandem with our Brazilian jiu-jitsu program. Combining the explosiveness of Muay Thai with the willpower, physical pressure and persistence of jiu-jitsu is an excellent option for students wanting to mesh techniques for personal growth, become more fierce competitors, or get an incredible full-body workout.
Benefits of our Muay Thai program include the development of basic, practical and instinctive tactics for self defense as well as, when trained in conjunction with BJJ, a more diverse and effective form of mixed martial arts. The high-intensity workouts are great for increased weight loss and improved hand-eye coordination and help promote relaxation, stress-relief and self-control.