There are many reasons why you should learn a martial art and what you can gain, from increased fitness and health to self-confidence and control in difficult situations, to be able to defend yourself with minimum chance of injury. These are just a few of the good reasons why many people do martial arts, and we think you should too!
Although our training camp has a strong foundation and roots in Muay Thai, with our large facilities we give everyone the option to train in several other martial arts (including Boxing, BJJ, MMA, and Krav Maga) as well to allow for well-rounded ability across different situations.
Muay Thai or Boxing?
Boxing continues to play a big part in the pure Muay Thai sport; year after year being trained in Boxing has made a difference in the quality of fights. While striking in boxing is with the fists only and involves a different use of the body, Muay Thai includes strikes with fists, elbows, knees and kicks, plus a powerful clinch fight that is not allowed in Boxing.
Muay Thai or BJJ?
Muay Thai is a striking discipline from a stand-up stance with hitting the opponent as the main goal, while BJJ aims to get the opponent on the ground and win by submission. The Muay Thai clinch does allow for opponents to be thrown to the ground where points are scored, but no ground work is involved. It, therefore, can be said that Muay Thai and BJJ can complement each other with their own strengths.
Muay Thai or MMA?
These two martial arts have lots of differences in stance, footwork, defense techniques, fight’s rhythm, striking and clinching techniques. MMA includes both striking and groundwork techniques in a combination of multiple martial arts where Muay Thai is a component used in its stand-up part. Many athletes in MMA look to honing their skills in Muay Thai to gain better stand-up power and technique against their opponent.
Muay Thai or Krav Maga?
One is first a fighting discipline and the other is first a self defense one. While Muay Thai training can be useful in Krav Maga training, due to the purpose of Krav Maga its techniques are less useful in the Muay Thai sport. Striking methods and targets are different: Krav Maga targets vital points to neutralize the opponent and has no “fixed rules,” with emphasis on attack before being attacked to save your life, while Muay Thai is structured on rounds of fighting with prefixed rules and a referee. Also, Krav Maga will teach you how to neutralize armed attackers which is not considered at all in Muay Thai. In a self defense training way, both have many good points which is why some consider learning both.