Kickboxing refers to a group of martial arts and stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from karate, Thai boxing and western boxing. Kickboxing is often practiced for self-defense, general fitness, or as a contact sport.
The true roots of kickboxing date back to Asia 2000 years ago. Japanese kickboxing originates in the 1960s, with competitions held since the 1960s. American kickboxing originates in the 1970s. Japanese kickboxing developed into K-1 in 1993. Historically, kickboxing can be considered a hybrid martial art formed from the combination of elements of various traditional styles (Boxing, Karate, etc.). This approach became increasingly popular since the 1970s, and since the 1990s, kickboxing has contributed to the emergence of mixed martial arts via further hybridization with ground fighting techniques from jujutsu and professional wrestling.
Muay Thai is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental combat discipline which includes combat that is known as “the art of eight limbs”. It is characterized in this manner as the participant can use use fists, elbows, knees, shins in training and sparring. The training is intense and fun. Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the twentieth century, when practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts.
You and your kids will learn the state of the art elite combat techniques of this great stand up striking art. The “Sport of Kings.” We also teach additional strikes (kicks and punches from other striking arts: Karate, Boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Savate).
Remember, you do not need to be in shape to do our Muay Thai Kick Boxing. We will work with you at your level and help accelerate and build you up to higher levels. And remember, you can train like a champion and do not have to fight.
About our Instructor. Our instructor Drew Arthur converted from western boxing and American Style Kick Boxing to Muay Thai Kick Boxing at 40 years of age in 1995- He traveled to many separate 10 day live -in-camps at Fairtex Muay Thai Kick Boxing Academy, in San Francisco. Drew was trained by instructors such as the late Alex Gong, Bunkard Fairtex, and Gayo. Drews principal, direct coach was the famed Enn Fairtex. After only three days of Drews conversion (during his first 10 day live in camp) Drew (40 years old at the time) was matched up in a gym match with (28 year old) another fighter from a different Muay Thai school. Drew won in the first round. Drew was awarded his first Mongkon (Ceremonial Warriors Head Dress/Band) by Enn Fairtex, Bunkard Fairtex, and the late Alex Gong. Drew continued training and teaching. At the age of 59 years old, Drew along with his training partner Andre KGB Lee both were tested and awarded together their Mongkons and “KRU” Certified Muay Thai Kick Boxing Instructors Certificate from “Arjan Buck” Instructor of the Muay Thai Kick Boxing Instructors.”
Drew has been in Muay Thai for decades now. Now in his 60s Drew continues to train in the arts disciplines he loves so well. He lives and loves these warrior ways and walks this path everyday.
Muay Thai Kick Boxing is often referred to as the art of 8 limbs (hands, feet, legs and arms) and the Sport of Kings. We offer cutting edge classes for Kids as young as three and Adults. Please call 903-509-1662 for more information.
You will learn the best techniques and achieve great cardio, aerobic, and anaerobic conditioning in this state of the art training. Don’t waste your time. Get in and train with us in MUAY THAI KICK BOXING.See Schedule