Tarzana Boxing & Fitness offers World Class Instruction in Muay Thai Boxing. We can customize your training to meet the fitness goals of both the beginner and the more serious Muay Thai fighter.
Muay Thai is a close-combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. Based upon the philosophy of using the entire body as a living weapon, this physical and mental discipline is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” or the “Science of Eight Limbs”. It makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”. For example: the hands become the sword or the dagger; the shins and forearms are trained to be like armor so you can defend yourself against heavy blows; the elbow is related to a heavy mace or hammer; the legs and knees are the axe or a staff. Other more regulated combat sports, such as boxing and kickboxing use “two points” (fists) or “four points” (hands and feet) respectively.
Muay Thai is associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient. The sport became internationally widespread in the twentieth century when practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other more conventional martial arts. A professional league is governed by the World Muay Thai Council.
Drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after your class to quench your thirst and keep yourself hydrated and don’t eat a least one hour before your class.