Muay Thai is a martial art from Thailand, where it is the National Sport.
The word muay derives from the Sanskrit mavya and Thai comes from the word Tai. Muay Thai is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” or the “Science Of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact,” as opposed to “two points” (fists) in Western boxing and “four points” (hands and feet) used in sport-oriented martial arts.
The classes have a friendly and motivating atmosphere to help develop you both physically and mentally. Safety is a top priority at the Renzo Gracie Academy and proper control is emphasized during training. To accommodate your busy schedule, we offer classes during the mornings, afternoon, evenings, and on Saturdays.
This class is a fun basic introduction to Renzo Gracie Muay Thai where students learn how to kick, punch and use their knees and elbows, in addition to learning how to hold pads and work with partners. Through simple but effective 2-4 strike combinations, during 2-3 minute rounds, new students are introduced to our formula of consistency, pad work, combinations, tempo, and most importantly safety. Beginner classes are offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6 PM, Tuesday and Thursday at 12 PM and 7 PM as well as Saturday at 11 AM.
This class is a more intense version of the beginner class, still working within the same formula of consistent pad work, combinations, tempo, and safety. Here we introduce the more seasoned student to a wider variety of complex combinations, longer rounds in a more intimate class environment. The longer rounds lend themselves to more fitness-based class so less emphasis on the basics allows the students to get a bit more creative within the structure of the predetermined combinations.
Mixed Level Class
These classes operate on the same formula as the other classes but we allow all levels to come and train. This is a great opportunity for the newer student to see how the more senior students conduct themselves in class and more importantly to get a feel for the proper way to hold pads. Mixed level classes are also a chance for the instructor of the day to bring a more personal touch to the lesson plan of the day.