Muay Thai

Muay Thai at West Coast Dojo Sarasota

West Coast Dojo’s Muay Thai program is taught by certified instructor Shihan Steve Schwartz, an official member of the United States Muay Thai Association, as well as Mr. Jacob Croker.

Classes include instruction on various Muay Thai techniques, developing strategies for attack and defense, and conditioning of the body for blows and impacts.

What is Muay Thai?

Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand and is popular in many Southeast Asian countries.  The ancient form of this style, known as Muay Boran (a collective term), was developed in Siam for use militarily and as a form of self-defense and was developed for close combat.

Unlike Savate or kickboxing which uses only fists and feet, this style utilizes 8 points of the body. It is also referred to as the “Science of Eight Limbs” or  “Art of Eight Limbs”  because fists, elbows, feet, knees, shins/feet are all used.

Muay Thai translated into English means Thai Boxing. It has gained notoriety internationally in the last two decades, as well as in the United States. Thai boxing has gained popularity among professional MMA fighters, many believe it to be the most effective striking art for MMA.

What to Expect in Class:

Each class is a high-intensity workout! Our classes are filled with heavy impacts, conditioning, sparring, and technical drills. No experience is required to start training with us. Our class style accommodates both beginning students and advanced students.

This class is great for someone new to martial arts, who is looking to pick up some self-defense training. Many students start with Muay Thai and then expand into another system.

Students Will Need:

• Boxing Gloves
• Shin Guards
• Mouth Piece
• Head Gear
• T-shirt and Shorts

This is a fast-paced class which includes sparring at the end of each session.

Cost of Class and Hours:

Wednesdays 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM and Saturdays at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. *Please Note that this class may go a little past 12 pm*

Cost of Classes: $90 / month.

Please contact our office if you would like to sign up or visit our dojo.