The Muay Thai Syllabus taught at Pollet’s Martial Arts Centre has been developed from Grand Master Toddy’s Muay Thai Academy in Las Vegas, and Ultra Fight Gym in Thailand. Grand Master Toddy has produced over 40 World Champions. If you too would like to harness the power of his proven teaching style, consider taking Muay Thai classes with us.
Pollet’s Martial Arts Centre has an active grading system; the Muay Thai classes at our Sydney dojos are arranged by grade level and designed to help students improve their skills and level up over time. Students are first taught to defend the head, then defend the body, then defend the legs before actively working on attack. This minimises injury, and students are learning all the correct basics and techniques from the beginning.
Muay Thai originated in Thailand, and is their National Sport. This sport has undergone changes and been refined during the last two decades. Competitors use the strongest portions of their bodies for kicks, punches, knees and elbows. Today, there are well organised and regulated Muay Thai competitions around the world. Many people also enjoy the specific training routines as part of their overall fitness regimes.
This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on foot is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient. Formal Muay Thai techniques are divided into two groups: mae mai or major techniques and luk mai or minor techniques.
Like most competitive full contact fighting sports, Muay Thai has a heavy focus on body conditioning. Muay Thai is specifically designed to promote the level of fitness and toughness required for ring competition. Training regimens include many staples of combat sport conditioning such as running, shadowboxing, rope jumping, body weight resistance exercises, medicine ball exercises, abdominal exercises, and in some cases weight training.
Whether you are interested in fitness or competition, you must try a PMAC Muay Thai class. It is a fun and effective way to get fit, as well as a great way to improve your kicking and punching. Muay Thai classes by Pollet’s Martial Arts Centre are in Penrith, Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, and Granville.