Muay Thai


Muay Thai is said to be the direct descendant of muay boran, which is an ancient form of boxing that was used by unarmed Siamese soldiers when they lost their weapons in battle. Muay boran allowed soldiers to use their entire body as “nine weapons” namely the hands, legs, elbows, knees and head. Muay boran eventually evolved into Muay Thai, or the “Art of Eight Limbs” or “Science of Eight Limbs” because it utilizes hands, feet, elbows and knee strikes which create eight points of contact. There are reports that Muay Thai dates back thousands of years ago, but unfortunately when the Burmese invaded Ayutthaya, the capital city of Siam (Thailand) in the 14th century much of the historical documentation of not only Muay Thai but Thailand was decimated. Regardless, it is widely held belief that the original premise of Muay Thai was to execute a debilitating blow, so that a fighter would be able to quickly finish a fight and move on to their next assailant.


Instructor Josh Danis


The Center Martial arts offers instruction for kids and adults. Students can expect to be taught the following Muay Thai fundamentals and much more.

  • History, theory, principles
  • kicks
  • blocks
  • punches; with face contact
  • knees
  • elbows
  • throws
  • sweeps
  • Thai clinch
  • heavy bag training & pad work
  • sparring