We are proud to announce that we are joining the Moving Minds campaign in Milton Keynes to try and keep people physically and mentally active and are giving away:
*16 FREE places for women in the Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire
Live Online Women’s Beginners Kickboxing sessions – 6 week course
*Must be based in Milton Keynes or Buckinghamshire and places will go to first 16 women to book.
2020 has been a tough year for many and finding a way to come out strong and positive during this testing time is hard for many to do alone, so we want to be here to give you some tools to help you, and yes, we’re doing it for free.
These places will go fast, so if you answer yes to at least 2 of the following questions then you are eligible for a FREE place;
- Did you find 2020 hard, and are keen to make 2021 a positive year?
- Did your health, physical or mental get effected in the past year?
- Are you someone who worries about joining a new group, and would benefit from the support of like minded women?
- Are you keen to take care of your health but worried about taking the first steps?
If you answer yes to at least 2 of these questions then this is the perfect course for you, as you will be in a regular group of like minded women, all taking that first step to try something new to improve their over all health and well-being. As this course is live and online, with a fantastic instructor, you can even have your camera switched off until you feel comfortable enough for others to see you.
And what more? If you find that you really enjoy the course then the option to continue and train in person with your same group is there for you, and if you’re not ready for that step, sessions will continue online!
There are only 16 spaces available and these will go to those first to sign up
Course Booking Information
Course Starts: Sunday 31st January
Duration: 6 weeks beginners course
Classes: Weekly for 40 minutes
Location: Live online training
To book you can either contact us for more information or you can book directly through the link here.
07880 550011 Call/Text/WhatsApp
Thai boxing is the national sport and cultural martial art of Thailand. A lot of us, by now, are familiar with the sport, due to its popularity, it has popped up across the social media landscape, over the span of the last decade with mainstream athletes, and fighters training publicly. But the Martial Art we see today, wasn’t always what it appears to be. Muay Thai, was developed over several hundred years ago, the close combat nature of it, utilized the entire body as a weapon in war, hence why it is called the ‘the art of eight limbs’ due to the direct contact between each body part. Several scholars say the true nature of Muay Thai’s history was lost when the Burmese ransacked Ayudhaya, Siam’s capital city in Thailand, during the 14th century.
The way the body is used in Muay Thai, explains the ritualistic nature, you will see trailing into fights that occur in present-day clubs.
To scan the entire body, the hand becomes the ‘sword and dagger’, the shin and forearms are conditioned till they are hard, to act as armour. The elbows to be used on opponents like a heavy hammer if pivoted correctly, the legs and knees, likened to an axe and staff.
The relationship between each body part in combat is so closely interwoven and at one, that the fighter uses each, any, and every part as a way into any opening to defeat the opponent. It is both poetic and deadly.
The great history of Muay Thai dates back to the first army in which employed the combat, the 1238 Sukhothai Era, (the Buddhist years). This is where the first Thai army was formed in order to protect the capital within the city and its surrounding villages, against neighbouring kingdoms and tribes. Soldiers were taught how to use weapons, but also, how to use their bodies as weapons as they used every limb to fight, this was where Muay Thai was born alongside Krabi Krabong. As a result, Muay Thai became heavily interwoven into the fabric of the culture for the early Siamese people, because of being under constant threat of war. The first Muay Thai camps were formed as training centres, where men would train to fight, but also use it as a means to focus, gain discipline, and ongoing exercise. Soon, monks were instructed to teach the combative training, and the wisdom tied to it in Buddhist Temples, so that every generation would be equipped with the power of this knowledge.
This was never an elitist sport, because, anyone could use their body as a weapon if trained correctly. As more of the poor had access to Muay Thai, it then became a requirement for the elite, high class, and royalty to be well trained in the combat, as they believed this would lead to powerful future leaders, with the philosophy that a great who would be able to protect their country if it came to it.
Several generations later, this deeply poetic, philosophy and combative practice, has become a national sport, and form of self-defence for many across the world. In the early days of Thai training in Thailand, fighters didn’t always have boxing bags and resources readily available, therefore they had to get creative, using banana and coconut trees, rivers, streams, and manual labour as skills to get better at the sport.
A well- known training method was kicking and kneeing Banana trees, because of their soft porous nature.
There was something deliciously poetic, and meaningful about the roots of this addictive sport. There is a timelessness to the beauty of not needing anything, or anyone but yourself in combat, equipment, or weapons. Although we don’t endorse violence, we do encourage our students to use their body, as a powerful tool, to sharpen, and discipline the mind. Knowing that when it comes to fight or flight, when you are in the throes of fear, when we have been faced with a global problem that has forced us all indoors, feeling immobile, that all you need is yourself to get you out. We train you, so that you may learn how to use the tools you already have to battle your own wars. Knowledge is power.