Muay Thai Classes
At fight den mma we use Muay Thai to set up our clinch and ground attacks. We pride ourselves on having some of the best ground grapplers and fighters in the country, so when we use our striking skills in the cage or in competition, it sets up our takedowns. Stylistically, opponents cannot kick us, because we have developed advanced takedowns to nullify our opponents kicks. If the opponent kicks, we trap the leg and initiate a takedown. This allows us to kick our opponent more often than they are able to kick us. If we kick them and they attempt a takedown, we are so confident in our ability to sweep or submit our opponent from the ground, that we embrace the level change and gladly go for the victory from the ground fight.
This discipline is known as the “Art of Eight Limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees and shins. Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the twentieth century, when practitioners from Thailand began competing in Kickboxing, mixed rules matches, as well as matches under Muay Thai rules around the world. The professional league is governed by The Professional Boxing Association of Thailand (P.A.T) sanctioned by The Sports Authority of Thailand (S.A.T.), and World Professional Muaythai Federation(WMF) overseas. The history of Muay Thai can also be traced to the middle of the 18th century. During the battles between the Burmese of the Konbaung Dynasty and Siam, the famous fighter Nai Khanomtom was captured in the year 1767. The Burmese knew of his expertise in hand-to-hand combat and gave him an opportunity to fight for his freedom. Soon after winning the match, he was freed by his captors and allowed to return to Siam. He was acknowledged as a hero, and his fighting style became known as Siamese-Style boxing, later to be known as Muay Thai. This fighting style was soon to be recognized as a national sport.
Another unique aspect of training Muay Thai at Fight Den is we incorporate Muay Thai into our Greco roman takedowns, and judo throws. Muay Thai doesn’t allow for takedowns, but on the street and in MMA, anything goes. That`s why our style of Muay Thai is the best for Mixed Martial Arts competition and self defense.