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  • What is Muay Thai?
    Muay Thai, also known as the "art of eight limbs," is a dynamic and powerful combat sport originating from Thailand. In this striking-based martial art, fighters use a combination of punches, kicks, elbows, and knee strikes, making use of eight points of contact. It's a stand-up fighting style that involves both long-range and close-range techniques, emphasizing strength, agility, and precision. Originating in the 16th century, Muay Thai was initially developed as a practical martial art for Thai soldiers. Over time, it evolved into a popular sport with global recognition. The sport gained international prominence in the 20th and 21st centuries as practitioners from the Western world began participating in kickboxing and mixed-rules matches alongside traditional Muay Thai contests. Muay Thai matches are characterised by intense, fast-paced action, and fighters compete in a ring, aiming to outscore or knock out their opponents. The training in Muay Thai not only hones physical fitness but also emphasizes mental toughness and discipline. With its rich history, diverse techniques, and widespread appeal, Muay Thai has become a respected and thrilling martial art that attracts practitioners and enthusiasts worldwide.
  • Do you need to be in good physical shape to start Muay Thai?
    No! You don’t need to be in good shape, BUT by attending training regularly you will be in good shape. Remember, we all have to start somewhere. There is no point 'preparing' yourself for that first session, you have to just make that start.
  • Is Muay Thai good for self defence?
    Yes, it is one of the best and practical martial arts for self-defence.
  • Can Women participate?
    Yes! We have many female members in both kids and adult classes. It is a great sport for self-defence, self-confidence and of course, fitness.
  • Do Men and Women train together?
    Yes, all our classes are mixed. Everyone at the academy is very friendly and 8 Limbs is like one big Muay Thai family.
  • Do you offer 1-2-1 training?
    Yes, we offer 1-2-1 training with all of our qualified instructors. Feel free to contact us for further information.
  • What should I wear to class?
    Generally, any sportswear that is comfortable and loose fitting is best for training. As you progress you may wish to purchase Muay Thai shorts, tops, and other Muay Thai gear. You will also need boxing gloves at some point which you can discuss with the instructor. Once you progress to the second band (Yellow) you will need sparring equipment.
  • How often do I need to train?
    It depends on your availability during the classes that are available throughout the week. Of course, the more you train the better it is for you, and you will excel quicker to the next level.
  • What is the minimum age?
    Our minimum age limit is 5 years old.
  • Do you hold interclub matches?
    Yes, we hold interclub matches regularly. This is determined by the instructor when a person is ready for such events. Please speak to the instructor for more information.
  • Do you host events and fights?
    Yes, we hold our own events and attend others throughout the year and we have fighters competing. Fights are determined by the instructor when a person is ready for such events. Please speak to the instructor for more information.
  • Do adults and children train together?
    No, adults and children have separate classes.
  • Do you have a grading system?
    Yes, we have a grading system and expect our students to grade up roughly every 3 months.
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