Muay Thai Kickboxing

Learn kicking, punching, clinching, throws, sweeps, knees and elbows. Drilled in a partner format using glove drills, focus mitts and thai pads; and solo drills in shadow boxing and bag drills. One of the best arts for stress exercise and stress relief.

Muay Thai Training Glove Drills during class in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Muay Thai, or Thai Boxing, is the national sport of Thailand. It is often referrred to as the science of eight limbs because it is a combat sport that teaches strikes with Kicks, Knees, Elbows and Punches. As a method of hand to hand combat it takes it respectful seat at the top of 20th Century Martial Arts as one of the preeminant arts for effectiveness. This is due to its well rounded arsenal of techniques and its highly effective training methods. If you are looking to improve your conditioning and learn highly effective techniques that can be used in full contact situations, then Muay Thai is a sure bet.
From “Muay Thai, translated into English as Thai Boxing, is the national sport of Thailand and is a martial art with origins in the ancient battlefield tactics of the Siamese (or Thai) army.  It evolved from Krabi-Krabong, literally sword and baton, the hand-to-hand tactics of the Thai army.  The early Muay Thai bouts pitted different companies within the Siamese army against each other with few rules and no weight divisions or time limits.  They became quite popular and eventually were shown in stadia across the country.  In the early 20th century, time limits, boxing gloves as well as a uniform set of rules were introduced.  Muay Thai is known as “King of the Ring” in kickboxing circles.  These fights feature punches, kicks, elbows, knees, standing grappling and head-butts to wear down and knock out their opponent.  Thai training methods develop devastating power, speed and superb cardio-vascular endurance as well as fighting spirit.  Muay Thai  training as also quite safe thanks to sophisticated pad training that evolved to keep fighters healthy between fights.  Muay Thai has also proven very effective outside the ring and has been embraced enthusiastically by practitioners of a variety of self-defense, sporting, military and law enforcement activities.”
Muay Thai Shadow Boxing in Battle Creek Michigan
At the Mushin Academy of Martial Arts in Battle Creek, we train Muay Thai from Sattrachan Surachai “Chai” Sirisute head of the Thai Boxing Association of the USA. We also train with the best national and international coaches available including TBA North Central US Director Ajarn Rick Faye, UFC coach Ajarn Greg Nelson, UFC fighter and coach Eric Paulson,  7 time Muay Thai world title holder Saekson Janjira, World Middleweight Champion Kru Lamsongkram Chuwattana and many others.