Muay Thai Kickboxing
Interested in Taking Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes? Start Your Training Today at McCall Mixed Martial Arts!
If you live in Houston or the surrounding area and are looking for martial arts classes to join, look no further than McCall Mixed Martial Arts. McCall Mixed Martial Arts is a family owned and operated studio run by black belt experts. Our studio offers an air-conditioned waiting area, 1900 square foot training area with mats, workout equipment, and lockers. Anyone of any experience level is welcome to join; classes are available for kids, teens, and adults, from beginners up to advanced trainees. Contact us today!
Key Benefits of training in Muay Thai Kickboxing:
- Get in your best shape ever!
- Learn healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
- Learn self discipline and self-defense.
- Lose weight (by training in Muay Thai, the average adult loses 10-15 lbs. in 4-5 weeks!)
- Affordable and very reasonable pricing and great multiple member rates!
- Relieve stress and manage anger issues
- Become part of our family and make new friends
The History of Muay Thai Kickboxing
Muay Thai is the martial arts that originated from Thailand; it's also known as 'The Art of Eight Limbs', and can be traced all the way back to the middle of the 16th century. It was then that the famous fighter Nai Khanomtom was captured by the Burmese during the battles between Siam and Burma. His captors, knowing his expertise in close quarters and hand-to-hand combat, gave him the opportunity to fight for his freedom. Having won the match and his freedom, he was permitted to return home, and his fighting style was recognized as Muay Thai.
The nickname 'The Art of Eight Limbs' comes from the eight points of contact used to mimic weapons of war. The hands mimic swords and daggers, the shins and forearms mimic armor, the elbow was to act like a mace, and the legs and knees became axes and staves. As the knees and elbows seek out weaknesses and openings, the entire body works as a single unit to bring down an opponent. Unlike most other martial arts, most of the focus on Muay Thai is on grappling and strikes, utilizing the eight points as opposed to two (normal boxing) or four (other fighting forms).
Why Consider Muay Thai Kickboxing for Your Child?
Like any martial art, enrolling your child in a Muay Thai kickboxing class can help them learn discipline, respect for others, and how to have fun while exercising! Due to their regimen and decorum, martial arts classes encourage students to take their studies seriously, and this focus can carry on into other aspects of their lives. In addition, Muay Thai, like other martial arts, is a great after-school activity to enroll your kids in to keep them out of trouble and allow them to make new friends.
Muay Thai is Also Great for Adults!
If you're an adult looking for an engaging fitness regimen, don't pass up Muay Thai kickboxing! An average class burns at least 800 calories, and can help you strengthen vital muscle groups as you learn the various strikes and grapples associated with Muay Thai. Like many cardio classes, Muay Thai kickboxing can help you lose weight, as well as with strength training and toning. Unlike some cardio classes where you don't train with partners, you're encouraged to pair off and train together when you take a Muay Thai kickboxing class. This not only makes learning the various strikes, throws, and kicks easier, it also makes it more fun!
If you live in Houston, Humble, Kingwood, Channelview, Atascocita or the surrounding area and are looking for martial arts classes to join, consider McCall Mixed Martial Arts! Anyone of any experience level is welcome to join; classes are available for kids, teens, and adults, from beginners up to advanced trainees. Contact us today!