Anybody interested in Muay Thai should definitely check out the New York Times recent piece on Thai Boxing. In a fascinating photo gallery that takes you from children practicing in Thailand to the modern Mauy Thai scene across the globe. What’s amazing, particularly in the latter photos is the enormous diversity of fighters and trainers. Muay Thai is an international martial art that is right at home in New York City.
Muay Thai is known as “The Art of Eight Weapons” or “The Art of 8 Limbs” because it depends on the coordinated use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, and feet. At Anderson’s martial arts you can be sure that you will be training and developing with the best.
Out gym has helped train a number of state and even world champions. Our New York Muay Thai and Thai Boxing classes take place on Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 5pm, Thursdays at 4pm and 7pm and Saturday at 2pm. Classes are an hour long. So we can accommodate the most inflexible New Yorkers’ schedule.
Our lessons aren’t just about technique. Success in Muay Thai is dependent on impeccable physical fitness and body conditioning. It has been compared to MMA with a reduced role for wrestling. For this reason speed is of crucial importance and body weight less decisive in Muay Thai. So if you an NYC resident looking for a martial art that will help you develop your speed and reactions our Muay Thai classes are ideal.
The growing popularity of the sport largely reflects its dual appeal. Like MMA it strips away the limitations that make boxing repetitive and hard to apply as a real world self defense mechanism. Unlike MMA it imposes some limits to help keep the martial art artful, keeping action fluid and the focus on reactions and agility. If you interested Anderson’s is the best place to learn Muay Thai in New York City.
The sport has become incredibly popular in Las Vegas where it has steadily eroded boxing’s predominance. Scott Kent a former Casino executive has been actively promoting the sort and helping its branch out of the Vegas scene. He has been showcasing the sport in the North East with fights at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut last Friday. The long standing scene is in New York is continuing to grow.
An important part of Muay Thai is clinch fighting where the above mentioned knee and elbow moves are utilized.
The martial art also maintains a strong link to mixed martial arts fighting. It is seen as an effective striking base and often practiced by champions. There is no better martial arts gym in New York City that Anderson’s at which to begin training in Muay Thai boxing. If you intend to develop your Muay Thai skills with an aim to entering MMA we can also help make that transition as NYCs leading MMA gym. We have the expertise and availability you necessary to achieve new levels of skill and peak physical conditioning through our New York Muay Thai Classes.