Muay Thai, or The Art of Eight Limbs, is a martial art developed in Thailand thousands of years ago to help the Kingdom protect itself against invaders. Using the human body as a weapon, Muay Thai practitioners are well-versed in punching, elbowing, kicking, kneeing, and clinching with their opponents. What was once only used for self-defence and protection of the Kingdom, Muay Thai has grown to become one of the most popular sports not only in Thailand but in the world. Muay Thai is known to provide a complete total-body workout that will help build lean muscle, core strength, and help with weight loss. At FaMA, Muay Thai classes are taught daily by Lamnamoon Sor Sumalee, or better known as Kru Yo.
The basic class is for students who are new or have minimal experience with Muay Thai. The focus is on teaching the fundamentals and body mechanics of Muay Thai. Students will learn the Muay Thai guard, footwork and striking techniques comprising of punches, elbows, knees and kicks.
Emphasis is placed on physical conditioning and solo and partner drills with minimal contact. Through these drills, students will gain an understanding on the offensive and defensive uses of each technique and the different fighting ranges to use them.
The intermediate class is for students with prior experience. The training is more rigorous than the basic class and the emphasis is placed on teaching offensive and defensive strategies as well as sophisticated techniques in the art of Muay Thai thereby, enabling students to develop balance, speed and power.
The one on one training sessions are tailored around the needs of the student. It provides an opportunity for students to fast track their learning, focus on areas of concerns and work on specific Muay Thai or self defense goals, at a time that is convenient to the student.
This class is not applicable to the free-week trial.