Muay Thai

Muay Thai is offered at the Baltimore Martial Arts Academy in Catonsville, MD. Our professional Muay Thai Kickboxing program is offered for both beginner and advanced students, men and women. No experience is necessary.

Muay Thai is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”, as opposed to “two points” (fists) in Western boxing and “four points” (hands and feet) used in sport-oriented martial arts. Muay Thai is a staple program offered at Baltimore Martial Arts. Most of our Muay Thai students train exclusively in Muay Thai, however others especially our Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitors train in Muay Thai to help them in competitions.

When Muay Thai practitioners compete against fighters of other styles (and if the rules permit it), they almost invariably emphasize elbow and knee techniques to gain a distinct advantage in fighting. Almost all techniques in Muay Thai use the entire body movement, rotating the hip with each kick, punch, elbow and block. The rotation of the hips in Muay Thai techniques, and intensive focus on “core muscles” (such as abdominal muscles and surrounding muscles) is very distinctive and is what sets Muay Thai apart from other martial arts.

Muay Thai in Baltimore

Our Muay Thai classes are taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors. Our instructors are accomplished Muay Thai competitors and some still actively compete. Our Baltimore Muay Thai classes are good for both men, women and teenagers. Beginners are welcome as well as experienced athletes. If you are also interested in Mixed Martial Arts, you should consider adding Muay Thai to your training. Our MMA competition team trains in Muay Thai at least twice per week as it’s an essential component of their game.