Our Muay Thai kickboxing and Boxing programs are focused on technique and conditioning, designed for all skill levels, and are for men, women, fit and not fit, competition and self-defense. We are accessible from Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park or Leander.
Training is focused on technique, strategy and conditioning. We train for one hour to one and a half hours and training sessions consist of calisthenic warm-ups followed by technical drilling, bag work and pad work. The techniques taught in our Muay Thai Kickboxing and Boxing programs are useful for self defense or competition. Sparring is conducted outside of class and in a separate training session.
Muay Thai is referred to as “The Art of the Eight Limbs” as the hands, shins, elbows, and knees are all used extensively in this art. A practitioner of Muay Thai (“nak muay”) thus has the ability to execute strikes using eight “points of contact” as opposed to “two points” (fists) in Western boxing and “four points” (fists, feet) used in the primarily sport-oriented forms of martial arts.
Not only does Muay Thai develop tremendous strength and extremely toned muscles, but the exciting movements of Muay Thai develop a balanced, fully body core strength. This is the best kind of strength your body really needs for long term health and longevity. Muay Thai is also a heck of a lot more fun than running on a treadmill. See our FAQs at the bottom of this page, if you would like to read more information about Muay Thai training checkout our blog post titled “Muay Thai Training tips for beginners.”
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Having trained and fought abroad here in the states as well as in Thailand and Australia, our Head Muay Thai Trainer Josh “The Cobra” Scales brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and energy to training.
As a former National Amateur Champion Coach Ricco knows not only what it takes as the athlete but also what it takes to be a good coach who not only develops athletes but also people themselves, competitive athlete or not.
Frequently Asked Question
What is Muay Thai?
Muay Thai is a Thai Martial Art, it descended from Muay Boran an ancient fighting system. It is known as the science of eight limbs; utilizing the punches, elbows, knees and kicks.
Do I have to be fit to start training?
No, beginners and all levels are welcome. This type of training is designed to improve your general fitness increasing your cardio-vascular system and muscular endurance.
What should I wear? What should I bring with me?
When you first come just bring shorts and, preferably, a black t-shirt. After a month of training you will be expected to purchase Muay Thai Shorts and a blue Pinnacle Training Center T-shirt. We do have club gloves and shin guards you may use for your first class. Once you’ve joined we recommend you get your own.
What is the average class like?
We jump rope and shadow box/stretch to warm up. Then we practice 1-3 techniques that are taught by one of our instructors. We drill these combinations and techniques with partners for 20-30 minutes. Then we’ll get in some bag rounds or pad rounds before finishing with a core workout/cool down.
I’m considering fighting. Can you train me to do this?
We have a lot of experience when it comes to training up fighters. So yes we can train you for ring competition. We have produced many champions, in Muay Thai and Boxing. You must be willing to put in the class time to get on the team.
What kinds of people attend classes?
People just like you! We have people from all kinds of backgrounds and locations, we all train together and we love it.
Do I have to fight if I train?
A lot of our students do not choose to fight. Some of our students train just to develop their general fitness and build up their confidence while having fun and making new friends.
Can I do classes privately?
Yes, each of our Instructors offer private training and it will definitely accelerate your training process, bringing forth your true potential. In quire through our contact us page for private lessons.
If I have a disability, can I still train?
Of course you can, and we welcome you to come into the gym and have a chat. We have trained people who have lost part of their eyesight and they have made good progress.
We are conveniently located in Cedar Park and are easily accessible from Leander, North Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville and Liberty Hill. Register for your free Muay Thai Kickboxing or Boxing class today!