What is Muay Thai?
“Muay” is Thai language for “Boxing” so Muay Thai means Thai Boxing!
Muay Thai is a 2000 year old stand up fighting art form from Thailand. Punches, kicks, knees and elbows are used in full contact boxing, fought in a ring of up to 3 x 5 minute rounds.
Muay Thai is growing in popularity now more than ever. The UK has some of the best fighters in the world, along with Thailand and Holland. Many MMA fighters choose to train in Muay Thai as it is proven to be one of the best and most effective stand up striking arts in the world.
Practicing Muay Thai 2-3 times a week, along with a healthy lifestyle, will see you lose weight, tone muscles, increase flexibility, build confidence, improve reactions and strength, stamina and overall fitness within a few weeks!
Jai Muay Thai Camp is a professional Muay Thai Gym headed by Robin Shepherd.
– Fully qualified and registered Muay Thai teacher with the Kru Muay Thai Association and the Department of Physical Education and Office of the Culture Commission of Thailand;
– Former England Muay Thai Federation Team Manager;
– England Team Coach;
– Experienced Fighter in Ubon, Thailand;
– Trainer of World Silver, European Gold, UKMF English, EMF National Champions;
– Qualified Professional Muay Thai Judge (through the United Kingdom Muay Thai Federation, Tony Myers);
– Licensed, Insured, C.R.B Checked and First Aid Qualified.
Robin started his training with Pierre Mahon of the Kao Loi Camp in Harrogate and was then taught full time over 7 years by Kritsana Chuensukon (aka Jeed) a Thai fighter from Ubon, Thailand. Jeed will soon be a full time instructor together with Robin at Jai MuayThai camp.
Assistant Instructors and Coaches at Jai Muay Thai are:
Tom Griffin – experienced fighter and coach, tom is a tactic and striking specialist as well as a top level padman
Vicky Lakin – World Silver Medalist Vicky teaches ladies only sessions and freelance in schools and colleges. She is a qualified personal trainer, experienced fighter and coach.
Paul Bowmer – is our strength and conditioning coach
Starting Muay Thai And What To Expect
The hardest part of starting Thai Boxing is walking through the door! A lot of people think they are: A – Too unfit to start Thai Boxing! B – Too old to start Thai Boxing; C – Don’t want to compete.
The fact is that probably 90% of students who train in Thai Boxing will never want to compete. Most come for a good work out and release some energy and get fit. This is absolutely fine, all we ask is that you come and give your best regardless of your fitness ability.
On the other hand however, perhaps competing and perhaps becoming a world champion one day, having the blood sweat and tears and being pushed beyond your boundaries is just what you want!
What happens is the class is separated into stages of progress:
Stage 1: General Class – pad work, drills, technique, conditioning, light controlled sparring exercises etc;
Stage 2: Sparring with an experienced coach or fighter who will push your sparring a bit harder and offer guidance and help;
Stage 3: Fight Preparation – sparring and extra work on making sure you are ready to compete;
Stage 4: Fighters Training – for fighters with up and coming
Now, it is up to you to decide what stages you want to reach. Most just stay at Stage 1 and enjoy the training, some dip into Stage 2 and are happy with that. It is at this stage that most people find if they have the desire to one day compete then move to Stages 3 and 4.
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