Muay Thai or literally Thai boxing is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This discipline is known as the "art of eight limbs" as it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins.
Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the late 20th to 21st century, when westernized practitioners from Thailand began competing in kickboxing, mixed rules matches, as well as matches under Muay Thai rules around the world.
Muay Thai is often a fighting art of attrition, where opponents exchange blows with one another. Almost all techniques in Muay Thai use the entire body movement, rotating the hip with each kick, punch, elbow and block.
Why join Shannon Muay Thai?
Shannon Muay Thai Academy is a relatively new project started in September 2019. Therefore it's a great success so far with very busy classes and many happy members.
Our classes are tough by coach Dave Fitzerald who is very passionate about Thai Box. With his 10 years of experience, Dave is able to provide the highest standards of teaching in a safe environment.
Our classes focus on developing correct Muay Thai techniques while pushing your stamina at the same time.
BENEFITS OF MUAY THAI
Being able to use all your limbs to protect yourself in a tough scenario is vital to your safety.
Due to the characteristic of Muay Thai training, you will develop not only the rock-hard body but also extensive mental toughness
FITNESS & STRENGTH
The live training involved in Muay Thai is one of the best whole body workouts in all sports.
WHAT TO BRING?
If you joining our Muay Thai class for the first time all you will need is:
- pair of flip flops
- bottle of water
Do I need gear (boxing gloves, shin pads etc.)?
No, you don't need all that for your first experience, we have a fully equipped gym and can provide all the equipment for you.
Thereafter, if you like to become a regular member we recommend that you buy your own equipment (Yes, we can help you with that also).