Our Muay Thai kickboxing classes combine techniques and strategy from traditional Muay Thai, Western boxing and Western kickboxing. We have training for adults as well as a separate youth program. Coach Cody Houston offers Muay Thai training under the umbrella of Srisuk Muay Thai whose head instructor, Saohin Srisuk, is a world champion competitor and pro striking coach.
Competition and sparring are NOT required at CageworX. Many members at our gym simply love the challenge and the workout. However, if you do wish to spar and compete, we do provide training and opportunities to do so. The choice is yours!
Muay Thai is a combat sport from Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. It is similar to other Indochinese kickboxing systems, namely pradal serey from Cambodia, tomoi from Malaysia, lethwei from Burma and muay Lao from Laos.
The word muay derives from the Sanskrit mavya which means “to bind together”. Muay Thai is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” or the “Science of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”, as opposed to “two points” (fists) in boxing and “four points” (hands and feet) used in other more regulated combat sports, such as kickboxing and savate. A practitioner of muay Thai is known as a nak muay. Western practitioners are sometimes called nak muay farang, meaning “foreign boxer.”