Muay Thai or Thai Boxing is the national sport and cultural martial art of Thailand. It was developed several hundreds of years ago as a form of close-combat that utilizes the entire body as a weapon.
Muay Thai is referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs”; and using eight points of contact the body mimics weapons of war. The hands become the sword and dagger; the shins and forearms were hardened in training to act as armor against blows, and the elbow to fell opponents like a heavy mace or hammer; the legs and knees became the axe and staff. The body operated as one unit. The knees and elbows constantly searching and testing for an opening while grappling and trying to spin an enemy to the ground. Coupled with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu the combination of these two disciplines is potent.
We are fortunate enough at Gracie Barra Boise to have Laurel Holloway joining us to bring Muay Thai to our students either as a stand alone discipline or coupled with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Together with Coach Brian Weiber we will be offering our students some of the best all around training in the Treasure Valley.
To learn more about Laurel and Brian check out our INSTRUCTORS page.
Tuesdays: 7:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Saturdays: 12:30PM – 1:30PM
Current GB Boise Students can train at no additional cost. If you sign up for Jiu-Jitsu in the month of July, Muay Thai will be included in your membership. After April there will be a discounted cost for new GB Boise Member sign ups.
Muay Thai Only : $59.00 a month. $10.00 Drop in. No contract required.
Muay Thai is a dangerous contact sport. In order to keep our students safe we require the following with no exceptions.
- HAND WRAPS. We will carry some hand wraps for purchase or you can bring your own.
- Boxing or Muay Thai gloves. NOT MMA or other fingerless gloves. If you wish to spar you must have separate sparring gloves.
- Classes are for Adults 18 and older.
We recommend students also wear a mouthguard and athletic support. Muay Thai is a high energy cardiovascular demanding activity that utilizes kicks and punches. Students should consult their doctor before beginning a Muay Thai training program.