New Breed Training Center
Muay Thai Kickboxing
Muay Thai is a powerful martial art, or combat sport, that uses stand-up striking attacks along with various clinching techniques. Low kicks, or leg kicks, to the thighs utilizing the shin instead of one’s instep are often associated with Muay Thai. Grappling within a clinch situation is also explored with the use of knees, elbow strikes, and sweeps.
The training may involve rigorous physical activity, similar to that practiced by western boxers. It includes running, shadow-boxing, and heavy bag work. Emphasis is placed on various drills with so-called “Thai-pads” in use. The trainer wears the pads and may hold them to receive kicks, punches, knees, elbow strikes, and may also use them to mock strikes at the offensive practitioner.