Thaï Boxing is a derivative or muay boran, an ancient martial art that uses feet, fists, elbows, knees, ‘clinch’ and projection as well as Krabi-Krabong (a practice using arms). In ancient times, the art of Muay Thaï was reserved only for the King and his personal guard. Today it is revered as the National Sport of Thailand. This martial art has developed into one of the foundation sports of MMA. A Muay Thaï fight is 15 minutes in length, 5 rounds of 3minutes. Muay Thaï was considered a dangerous and deadly sport and was banned in 1921. However, in 1930, it came back on the scene with new and improved rules for competitions as well as modified techniques that resemble today’s modern day boxing. You could spend a lifetime learning different styles and techniques of muay and you’d never get bored. Come join the Hard Knox family!
Christophe Alfonzo teaches the Muay Thaï classes on Mondays and Fridays at 7:00pm.