Professional Kickboxing Throughout Houston TX
Kickboxing can be a benefit to anyone, no matter your age or skill set!
McCall Mixed Martial Arts exists to help every student discover a love for MMA and Muay Thai Kickboxing. Our qualified instructors have a passion for martial arts, and offer the greater Houston area with affordable and expert classes. Our facility is safe, clean, positive, and most importantly professional. Here is where our students develop their techniques and skills that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Is it our hope that you, like we have, develop a lifelong love of the sport! The methods and techniques you learn here will be useful for both self defense and martial arts competitions.
We have qualified instructors (5 years and more training experience) teaching all of our classes - and most classes are taught by a Black Belt!
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).
Key Benefits of training in Muay Thai Kickboxing near Houston:
- 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
Meet Our Instructors
Professor Darren McCall - Head Instructor
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 2nd Degree Black Belt & 1st Degree Judo Black Belt
"I am married and we are the proud parents of five boys and one girl (including twins!). With eight members in our family, we know how valuable every dollar is, and we strive to make our programs very affordable. I began my grappling training in 1994 with Judo and I received my black belt in 1999. In 2000, I started training BJJ and received my black belt in 2007. Now, I'm a 2nd degree black belt in BJJ under 6th degree black belt Murilo Bustamante. I enjoy sharing my knowledge, enjoy watching others learn, and achieve their goals and dreams!"
Assistant Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor (1st Degree Black Belt)
Don Mouser has been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 1998. He is a technical practitioner that is over 225 lbs., but he moves like he is a middle weight. His knowledge of the game and flowing style has rubbed off on many students.
Assistant BJJ Instructor (Black Belt)
"I started in MMA when a friend invited me to train Jiu-Jitsu. I was 16 years old and didn't even know what Jiu-Jitsu was at the time. I started training as a hobby, and later, after working on it as my hobby, it became my addiction and lifestyle! Now I would not know what to do if I couldn't teach and train the art that I love so much. It has become my life."
Kids Instructor and Assistant BJJ Instructor ( 2 stripe Purple Belt)
Liz is married to Darren McCall. She trains, teaches, and juggles the duties of being a wife and mother! She has been training since September 2010 and has won and placed at many local tournaments, NAGA Tournaments, and IBJJF Tournaments!