Grand Valley Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
With a long history in warfare and rich cultural roots, Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand. This discipline sets itself apart from other martial arts due to its distinctive style of boxing. Muay Thai utilizes eight points of contact, rather than the four that similar styles, such as kickboxing, use. In Grand Valley Jiu-Jitsu’s Muay Thai class, you’ll be using all eight contact points for punches, knee strikes, elbow strikes, kicks, and more. If you’re looking for something that will challenge what you think you know about martial arts, you’ve come to the right place.
Enhances Strength & Fitness
Are you ready to be in the best shape of your life? Well, Kickboxing is the martial art for you. Muay Thai Kickboxing is an intense form of physical training that boosts cardiovascular health through both aerobic and anaerobic exercises. As a result, you’ll quickly improve your endurance and build immense muscular strength throughout your entire body. Additionally, Kickboxing is known to help its practitioners shed fat and lose weight. After just an hour of Kickboxing training, you’ll have utilized pretty much every part of your body and burned about 500-700 calories.
In Grand Valley Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s Muay Thai class, students practice a variety of exercises – such as jumping rope, shadowboxing, sprinting, sit-ups, technique sequences, sparring, and stretching. You will begin to experience improvements in your stamina, strength, and power after only a few classes!
Though there are many sports and martial arts that teach self-defense skills, Muay Thai provides benefits that other athletic disciplines can’t brag about. Muay Thai is a full-contact sport that taps into every part of the body while fighting. (Hey, it’s not called “the art of eight limbs” for nothing!) Muay Thai teaches its practitioners how to strike with immense power, fight from the perfect distance, carefully use footwork to your advantage, and rely on instincts in situations of anxiety.
If you’ve never practiced Muay Thai before, the idea of taking your first class may induce stress, not relieve it! Well, we’re here to alleviate your fears. Not only is the Muay Thai community incredibly welcoming, but this martial art is known for its anxiety-reducing abilities. With each strike, kick, and drop of sweat, you are letting go of worry and stress. As you place all of your focus into the training session or match at hand, you will boost your body’s endorphins, release frustrations, and experience an amazing sense of accomplishment.
We have seen our Kickboxing training transform the lives of hundreds of students – both on and off the mat. This martial art discipline teaches potentially life-saving self-defense skills, urges students to face challenges, and provides a newfound sense of physical prowess. The result? A confidence that empowers athletes in all aspects of their lives.
From the moment you stes into our building, you will be met with a supportive and inclusive environment of instructors and fellow students who want them to succeed. Because students regularly spar with each other in class, you may be surprised to learn just how strong the friendships in our Kickboxing classes are. We make sure our students respect each other throughout all the highs and lows of their training.