Are you interested in combat fitness?
Looking for something to do in Ottawa?
Want to take your mixed martial arts (MMA) training to the next level?
We’ve got a solution: Muay Thai kickboxing could be the perfect martial art for you! Originating in Thailand, this kickboxing sport is characterized by various striking techniques and the incredibly impressive skill of using each limb as a weapon: your hands, elbows, knees and shins.
This is why it’s commonly known as ‘the art of eight limbs’ pretty impressive if you ask us! If you’re thinking about signing up for a class, why not come in for a free trial? Come check out what a premier Ottawa martial arts studio has to offer! And hey, while you’re here, why not read below to find out more about Muay Thai Kickboxing and its history.
HISTORY OF MUAY THAI KICKBOXING
Muay Thai is a specific type of Thai kickboxing that is also known as the science of eight limbs. Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand. As a matter of fact, that is where the sport was taken from the streets to the world stage. Its proven effectiveness is the reason why this sport is practiced worldwide and is continuously growing in popularity! It is known by almost everyone in the martial arts community. In fact, it has become a staple in Mixed Martial Arts today (such as UFC). Characterized by using a mix of offensive striking and defensive techniques, this martial art is highly effective at long and close ranges and in stand-up grappling (also called the clinch).
What’s the clinch you ask?
It’s a close-range grappling technique commonly used in Muay Thai Kickboxing. Opponents battle for the dominant position with short range strikes by way of elbows and knees to wear down or finish an opponent. If this sounds complicated, don’t worry, we break it down so it is very easy to understand and practice yourself – you’ll be surprised how quickly you could be excelling at it!
We accept all skill levels in our classes, from low to high there’s a class tailored to your experience or lack thereof.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN A MUAY THAI KICKBOXING CLASS
At Tina Takashi Martial Arts and Fitness, our classes are inclusive, fun and we guarantee you’ll leave feeling like you just had an excellent work out! When it comes to Muay Thai, kickboxing workouts include sport-specific drills like calisthenics, bag work, pad work, intense conditioning and specific drills to sharpen the eight weapons (remember the science of eight limbs). The reason we practice many of these activities is so that our bodies become trained to use the muscles when we need them for defensive or offensive moves. In Muay Thai kickboxing, your shoulders, arms and legs will be used to stop your opponent from executing his techniques. This can be a pretty empowering experience! Find out more about what to expect by reviewing our various programs below.
OUR MUAY THAI KICKBOXING PROGRAMS
Our specialized programs are broken down for beginners, advanced, recreational, private and competitor classes. Get ready to be trained in one of the best martial arts classes available! You’ll learn functional combat skills, get in shape, lose weight and have fun all at once!
So, what are you waiting for? Come train in an Ottawa premiere athletic club with some of the most amazing martial arts trainers in Canada!
VARIETY OF MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES AVAILABLE
Not sure if Muay Thai is your thing? Don’t worry, we’ve got a multitude of other types of martial arts classes that may interest you! Please click here to find out more.
Stop wondering what to do in Ottawa and come in for a free trial today! Our classes are fun, invigorating and teach you the basics of self defense all while getting in great shape!
OTTAWA MARTIAL ARTS & FITNESS CLASSES
Tina Takahashi Martial Arts & Fitness aims to provide the highest quality instruction not only for athletes that have high aspirations but also for beginners that may not hold Olympic type dreams. All levels of experience are most welcome with appropriate programs custom made to suit any fitness or skill level.
TINA TAKAHASHI'S HIGHLIGHTS
- CANADA’S 1ST GOLD MEDAL AT WORLD JUDO COMPETITION
- CANADA’S 1ST WOMEN’S OLYMPIC COACH
- CANADA’S SPORT FEDERATION CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FOR PIONEERING WOMEN’S COMPETITIVE JUDO
- CANADA’S JUDO SPORTS HALL OF FAME, JUDO ONTARIO, OTTAWA AND NEPEAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME MEMBER
- CANADA’S JUDO INSTRUCTOR FOR PRIME MINISTER MULRONEY & PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU’S CHILDREN