What is Muay Thai?
Muay Thai, translated into English as Thai Boxing, is the national sport of Thailand and is a martial art with origins in the ancient battlefield tactics of the Siamese (or Thai) army. It was developed several hundreds of years ago as a form of close-combat that utilizes the entire body as a weapon. And when it comes to the striking arts, Muay Thai is hands-down better than any other style out there. While there are other effective striking styles like Dutch Kickboxing, for example, none are as complete as Muay Thai.
Muay Thai is referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs”; and using eight points of contact the body mimics weapons of war. The hands become the sword and dagger; the shins and forearms were hardened in training to act as armor against blows, and the elbow to fell opponents like a heavy mace or hammer; the legs and knees became the axe and staff. The body operated as one unit. The knees and elbows constantly searching and testing for an opening while grappling and trying to spin an enemy to the ground for the kill.
The practice of Muay Thai as a sport, however, is STRONGLY and distinctly separate from MMA. Daily classes do not just feature kicking or punching - you learn the actual strategy and tactics of how to put together a plan and win. While our team has trained successful professional MMA fighters, the great majority of students study only the grappling sport and find that this is extremely enjoyable and life-changing. In fact, you can see some of our member's stories HERE
Aces Jiu Jitsu Club, founded by 1st Degree Black Belt, Mikal Abdullah, opened it's first location in 2013 and quickly became the most dominant team in Central Texas - where the industry is very competitive with the mission to show our perspective on BJJ was the strongest in the region...and after becoming the #1 largest and winningest team within our first year, we have proven it year after year.
Classes at the club are taught all day 7 days a week. They feature a strength and endurance building warm-up, followed by demonstration and practice of techniques after which students engage in live wrestling with other students of their own level. It is a truly demanding workout with a strongly cerebral aspect and a sense of purpose and skill that will truly capture your imagination. Come down to the club. Come take a look at a class or better yet, take one of the introduction classes. We are confident that jiu jitsu will become one of the most cherished and enjoyable aspects of your life. It will give you confidence, knowledge, and body-dexterity and fitness that few people will ever know.
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