Hout Bay Jiujitsu Academy

The art of 8 limbs

Muay Thai, often referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs,” is a combat sport that originated in Thailand. As one of the most renowned and respected martial arts in the world, it is known for its highly disciplined approach and the use of the entire body as a weapon, utilizing punches, kicks, elbows, and knee strikes.

The name “Art of Eight Limbs” is derived from the use of the fists, elbows, knees, and shins—eight points of contact that are utilized in Muay Thai. This martial art is also commonly referred to as Thai boxing or Thai kickboxing.

Muay Thai has a rich and storied history, deeply intertwined with the cultural and religious heritage of Thailand. Originating as a form of close-combat military training, it evolved into a popular spectator sport in the early 20th century. Muay Thai matches are now a significant part of Thai culture and are accompanied by traditional music and dance rituals.

Muay Thai has gained immense popularity worldwide due to its effectiveness as a self-defense system, its demanding physical regimen, and its emphasis on discipline and respect. It is also a key component of mixed martial arts (MMA) training for its striking techniques.

Today, Muay Thai is practiced by millions of people around the globe, from casual enthusiasts to professional fighters. It is celebrated for its intense physical demands, rigorous training regimen, and the values of honor and respect it instills in its practitioners.

Muay Thai Classes

Here, we provide top-notch training and unparalleled techniques to help you master the art of Muay Thai. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned fighter, our comprehensive platform offers everything you need to enhance your skills and excel in this esteemed martial art. Dive into our world and embark on a journey of growth, strength, and excellence.”

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Frequently Asked Questions.

No prior experience is required! Muay Thai is a dynamic martial art that can be learned by anyone. Our classes cater to all skill levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners.

Wear comfortable workout clothes, such as shorts and a t-shirt, and bring a pair of gloves if you have them. We provide gloves and other necessary gear for your first class.

It depends on your personal schedule and fitness goals. However, consistency is key to improving your skills. Many students find success attending classes 2 times per week.

Your first class will include a warm-up, technique drills, pad work, and possibly light sparring. Our instructors will guide you through each step and ensure you feel comfortable and supported throughout the class.