Kickboxing muay thai or thai boxing is a combat sport between two individuals that occurs in a ring utilizing various combinations of punches, elbows, knees, kicks, boxing and clinch fighting over the course of variable numbers of 3 minute rounds. Muay Thai has proven itself highly effective in real fights and is popularized by cage fighting competitions such as the UFC.
Many styles of kickboxing exist, each with their own sets of rules. No matter which style of kickboxing you are working with, all forms incorporate speed, power, explosiveness, agility, finesse, balance, high level cardio conditioning. These skills are combined with mental and physical toughness and grit.
Kickboxing uses almost every muscle in the body and relies on the heaviest conditioning of any sport because of its powerful, fast, explosive movements and strikes. Kickboxing can burn up to 1000 calories per hour burning away body fat, increasing flexibility and defining lean muscle tissue. No matter your goals, whether weight loss, toning up or training to step into the ring, kickboxing is the best for your overall fitness. If you are looking to add something new to your HIIT regiment, kickboxing cannot be beat.
As a combat sport, it has proven to be a superior striking art and has become a staple of cage fighters. Outside of the ring, it is a highly effective and practical martial art that can also be used for self-defense. Training utilizes multiple tools and techniques that make training dynamic, fun and interesting while developing and refining skills. The types of strikes utilized require full body activation with pivoting from the ball of the foot and turning over the hip which intensively trains the core and glutes. There is also something to be said for the significant stress relief and empowerment that comes from practicing combat sports. We can admit it! Sometimes it just feels good to hit things!
Coach Thor brings unparalleled experience and training in kickboxing to the Upper East Side of New York City. He has trained under Ajarn Chai who introduced Muay Thai to the USA and is battle tested with 2 World Titles. Not only is he a champion himself, he has coached both amateur and pro fighters throughout his career. Even with his impressive background and expertise, Coach Thor makes what may seem like an intimidating sport accessible and approachable for novices And he makes it challenging for elite professionals through the use of fun and creative drills.