MUAY THAIIN ORANGE COUNTY
Thai Boxing in Orange County
If you are searching the web for information on Muay Thai training you will notice that many gyms throughout the world list the word “authentic” attached to the title of their Muay Thai classes. What does this mean? Well, with the commercialization of martial arts in the 20th and 21st century many martial arts schools and health clubs offer cardio kickboxing classes or standard kickboxing classes and call it Muay Thai.
What is authentic Muay Thai?
Authentic Muay Thai training sessions have a specific format based on a recipe proven over hundreds of year in Thai boxing camps in Thailand. In Thailand their training sessions are often 2-3 hours long. Each session is broken up into segments consisting of different training methods including: running, weight training, skipping rope, shadow boxing, footwork, bag work, pad work, clinching, and sparring.
Aspects of Quality Muay Thai Training
Endurance training that beings with road work
Bag work to increase power
Skipping rope with a Thai rope, that is similar to a weighted fitness jump rope
Drilling multi-level attacks using low, medium, and high high strikes
How to properly use shadow boxing to develop speed
Pad work to develop crisp technique, as well as how to hold pads
11x World Champion Nathan “Carnage” Corbett Comes to OC
Fortunately for Orange County residents, Muay Thai icon Nathan “Carnage” Corbett has settled in OC for the next chapter of his life– to pass on the knowledge that resulting in him to capturing 11 world championships in Muay Thai. There is arguably no more qualified person in North America. Not only is he a world-class striker, but his style is practical for westerners who often have a larger body than asians who can execute the acrobatic techniques used by legends such as Buakaw, Yodsanklai, and Saenchai. Check back for more information we will announce when our friend begins offering training to the public.
Difference between Muay Thai, kickboxing, and boxing
First, real Muay Thai refers to 8 points of striking: punches, kicks, knees, and elbows. Kickboxing as seen in the world famous K-1 organization uses 6 points of striking: punches, kicks, and knees. Boxing refers to 2 points of striking, involving only punches. In Cardio kickboxing classes you hit a punching bag for about and hour, with the primary goal being fitness and little to no technical instruction.
8 Points Of Muay Thai Kickboxing