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Muay Thai (Thai Boxing)

Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes

West Hartford, CT

Thai boxing, or Muay Thai Kickboxing, is the traditional art and national sport of Thailand.

Our kickboxing classes are fun, high-intensity, and have many useful applications. You can learn kickboxing both for self defense and also overall health. Build total body strength, self confidence, agility, speed, and balance today.


A Muay Thai class in West Hartford, at Plus One Defense Systems, provides students with a workout that is very intense and aerobic.  Muay Thai kickboxing classes involve boxing and kickboxing techniques.  Students also learn how to utilize knees and elbows.   Muay Thai Kickboxing is known for its effectiveness in the ring.  The style is very contact oriented, and classes / workouts include the use of heavy bags, pads, and sparring.

Kickboxing for Self Defense

This martial art is arguably one of the most effective self defense fighting styles. The workout and practice of this martial art improves overall strength, balance, coordination, speed, and reaction time. In kickboxing, you’re not limited to fists – you can use knees, elbows, and of course legs and feet. It is known as the “art of eight limbs.” You can attack and prevent attack from a distance or in close quarters.

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If you have ever wanted to try this art form, now is your chance. It’s absolutely free and there is no obligation.

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Kickboxing for Women

Women love kickboxing for many reasons. We have many female kickboxing students at our school who are taking and absolutely love our Muay Thai kickboxing because it’s real kickboxing! It gives you an intense cardio workout and helps you burn fat while teaching real techniques for attacking and defending against attacks.

A recent review from Kelly Welch, a Muay Thai Kickboxing student

Muay Thai Kickboxing

This is real deal kickboxing, folks. Our kickboxing students get both a great workout and true fight/defense training in this popular and effective martial art style.

Muay Thai is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat [using] shins is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient.

SOURCE: Wikipedia

This is an essential component for a training MMA fighter. Read the next section for further MMA information.

MMA Prep: Muay Thai is CRUCIAL to Your Arsenal

Muay Thai and kickboxing are two of the most important facets of the striking aspect in mixed martial arts. Using kicks and knees open up opportunities for the hands can act as both a great offensive threat and a solid defensive base.

SOURCE: MMAMania.com

Whether you need to close the gap between you and your opponent with ferocity and speed, or need to devastate your way out of a clinch, Muay Thai Kickboxing is absolutely an essential part of your training for MMA fights.

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