1. What is Muay Thai?
~Muay Thai is an ancient Martial Art that was developed in Thailand. Also known as the science of 8 limbs, striking with elbows, knees, kicks, and punches.
2. Do I have to be in good shape to start?
~No! The sooner you start the sooner you will begin to see the benefits. We offer classes for all levels from beginners to advanced so you can choose the class that best fits you. All our members are very helpful with anyone new no matter what class you take, this way if you can't make it to a beginner's class you will still feel welcome.
3. What types of exercises will I be expected to do?
~We have a variety of exercise routines. We will typically warm-up with skipping ropes or running around the mats. We have thai pads and hanging bags for striking. We will also do body weight exercises such as pushups, sit ups, lunges and squats. We will sometimes incorporate light weights into our workouts. During bootcamps, we will use weights, battle rope and other workout equipment. We have an area to stretch before and after classes.
4. If I have an injury, can I do Muay Thai?
~It depends on your injury. Reach out to us, and we can discuss if we are the right place for you.
5. What do I wear to class?
~You can wear what you normally work out in. (tank top, t-shirt, shorts or yoga pants) You don't need to bring shoes as we train barefoot on the mats. After you have been training for a while, thai shorts are recommended.
6. Do I need gloves?
~You will need gloves for sanitary reasons. Our web special comes with a free pair. :)
7. Will I get hit or get hurt?
~No. A large part of our program is non-contact related. 95% of our members do Muay Thai for the fitness aspect. The only thing you will be striking will be the equipment. If you choose to move up to the advanced and sparring class there is little contact, however it's regulated to striking at 40% power.
8. Will I be expected to compete?
~Only those expressing an interest in competing will compete. Most of our members do it for fun and have no interest in getting in the ring.
9. What does 'Kru' mean?
~Kru means 'teacher' in Thai language but in Muay Thai, a regular teacher is called 'trainer'. Kru is a step up from trainer. A Kru is a higher grade and more important in the gym than the regular teacher.