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San Diego Muay Thai Gym featuring Coach Dave Nielsen's American Boxing Muay Thai MMA Academy

What is Muay Thai? Muay Thai directly translated means Boxing Thai, or Thai Boxing. Also known as The Science of Eight Limbs", the hands, legs, elbows, and knees are all used extensively in this cardiovascular intensive martial art system.

When utilized properly, the philosophy goes," A 100 pound woman can knock out a 200 pound man with proper Muay Thai technique"! That's the Muay Thai we teach the ladies at REPUBLIC San Diego, so watch out fellas!

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Muay Thai Training Session: 858-274-0874

Beginner Muay Thai Class- working first on core strength and fitness using basic Muay Thai techniques. As fitness and endurance improves, more techniques, drills and conditioning are added. There is NO STRIKING TO THE FACE in this class! It is safe and fun for the fitness seeker and NECESSARY for the future Champion!

Intermediate Muay Thai- power is developed, body and leg kicks are dialed in along with knees and the feeling of balance will be evident in this level of our Muay Thai training. Muay Thai Clinch and elbows are now incorporated in training. Advanced combinations, basic defense and light PLAY sparring also begin here. NO DIRECT CONTACT TO THE FACE! Full sparring is available when you are ready however that is a separate class.

Advanced- sparring will be used to demonstrate skills in defense as well as offense. Ring strategies, movement, advanced combinations and devastating techniques will be taught to further develop skills. At this point, student is near certification. When all levels are completed and demonstrated effectively through commitment and competition, the student will then be Sen Muay Thai Certified. 16 oz gloves, mouthpiece, headgear, shin guards and Thai boxing shorts will be required and available.

It is important to understand that in each phase, the student will be given opportunity to work with those below and above their skill, to teach and be taught. This certification is very thourough and taken extremely seriously by our head Kru: Coach Dave Nielsen. The student will then be qualified to teach.

Sparring Class and TEAM- You will be invited when you are ready!

Muay Thai Instructors and Asst. Instructors

Dave Nielsen

Gina Reyes

Lori Giancola

Shea Ealey