At Mac's Gym, everyone is welcome. Our striking program teaches traditional Muay Thai as well as kickboxing techniques. We teach separate Muay Thai and kickboxing classes throughout the week, so check our schedule to plan the best class for you. Whether your goal is general fitness, weight loss, self-defense or even competition, our programs are designed to help. We focus on cardio/endurance, strength training, conditioning, and fighting techniques. Our classes are also small, giving each of our students one-on-one attention.
The Art of Eight Limbs
Muay Thai, sometimes referred to as "Thai boxing", is a combat sport that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This discipline is known as the "art of eight limbs" as it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees and shins. Muay Thai teaches you how to defend yourself against multiple simultaneous assailants through crafty footwork, sound defensive tactics and explosive offense. Muay Thai is one of the best martial arts for self-defense. Besides its effectiveness as a self-defense skill, part of what makes Muay Thai a growing recreational sport is the simplicity and directness of its moves and techniques. Muay Thai is easy to learn and simple enough to pick up for most people.
Kickboxing is a modern contact fighting sport created on the basis of many traditional combat sports and martial arts. K-1 Kickboxing is a stand-up martial art that initially combined karate, kickboxing, kung fu, kempo, and kakutougi (hence, the “K”). The “1” resembles the combative element of the style which sought to find the best of the best through competition and traditionally had only one weight class. K-1 Kickboxing is known for its face-paced striking and powerful techniques. K-1 rules allow for only striking techniques such as punches, kicks and knees. Strikes with the back of the fist are allowed, but not with the elbow or the forearm, and multiple clinch knees are typically not allowed.
While people of all skill levels and goals are welcome at Mac's Gym, one of our main focuses is helping our members train for competitions, tournaments, and fights. For whatever you want to train for, we will make a specific training plan tailored just for you. Coach Mac has years of experience in helping fighters reach their full potential, and the results speak for themselves. If your goal is to train hard and get individualized attention for your next fight, then you have found the right place.