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Warren Martial Arts and Fitness
has been providing instruction in the martial arts in the Warren, MI
This site is designed to give you information about our facility, our style of martial arts, our staff and provide you with information on how to contact us as well.
Classes for Men, Women and Teenagers. Several Programs available, call for details (248) 953-8618.
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What is Muay Thai?
Sometimes called Muay Thai Boxing or Thai Boxing; Muay Thai differs from Western-style boxing most noticeably in its allowing the use of elbows, knees, feet, and certain holds and throws. Because a Muay Thai fighter uses hands, elbows, feet, and knees, it is called "the science of the eight limbs" - although Muay Thai actually involves all parts of the body. Muay Thai also permits a wider range of targets, to strike "below-the-belt" is not illegal.
Although Muay Thai is generally regarded as a very hard, external style, some consider it to have a spiritual aspect as well. Thai boxers typically perform the "wai kroo," or homage to his teacher before each match. This is followed by the graceful "rum muay" which is considered a warm-up exercise that enables the fighter to relax and focus.
To an uninformed spectator, a Muay Thai bout may seem like a lawless brawl. However; with all of the allowances, there are certain tactics that are prohibited: choking, head-butting, and hair-pulling, to name a few. Muay Thai differs from Asian martial arts in its use of a boxing ring and uniforms, timed rounds, padded gloves, and in standup grappling. Two articles of clothing are also unique to Muay Thai, both acting as good luck charms. First is a band worn around the bicep throughout the match. The other is a cord worn about the head, which is removed before the bout begins.
Practicing Muay Thai is a vigorous workout and produces tremendous cardiovascular endurance. Practitioners learn about thirty basic techniques, mostly practiced by sparring. There are no forms in Muay Thai. In formal competitions, groin protectors and gloves are mandatory. Muay Thai's effectiveness is well-known.
Training is rigorous, similar to Western boxers. It includes running, shadow-boxing, and heavy bag work. Kicks are of primary importance in Muay Thai and the art is best known for its shin strikes. The characteristic Muay Thai round kick is delivered with the shin, therefore, there is shin conditioning. There is also a lot of emphasis placed on performing various drills with "Thai pads." A trainer wears the pads, and may hold them to receive kicks, punches, and knee and elbow strikes, and may also use them to punch at the Muay Thai trainee. However, full-contact kicks, knees, and elbows are typically not used in training.
Women's Fitness and Cardio Kickboxing Program We offer a Fitness and American Kickboxing.
Our exciting fitness program offers a fun and rewarding way to get into shape. American Kickboxing focus on the technical art and science of kickboxing as well as self defense.
New classes are now forming, give us a call for details.
Boxing is without a doubt the most rewarding and challenging sport available to America's Youth today. The combination of athleticism, physical and mental conditioning, sportsmanship, and self-worth that you will develop form boxing are unequaled in any other sport. Boxing will teach you to rely on yourself, to value the input of others, and most importantly to respect both your skills and those of others. You will develop a level of self-confidence that you will carry with you for the rest of your life. You will also find that this is one of the most challenging things that you will ever do. So, if you are looking for a challenging, mentally stimulating, physically demanding and just plain fun activity, then you found it ... BOXING.
Mixed Martial Arts
Learn to combine the best of jujitsu, thai boxing, submission grappling, wrestling and other martial arts to become the complete mixed martial artist. We offer a Fitness, Non-Competitive and Competitive program.
Wrestling is one of many programs offered at Warren Martial Arts and Fitness. Call us at 248-953-8618 to get more information about this and other programs we offer.
Defensive Tactical Training
We provide the highest level of quality education and training in the fields of reality based Martial Arts, defensive tactics, self-protection, security, and safety training to qualified civilians, law enforcement, military and government personnel, corporations and organizations within the private sector. Through our specialized training units; Tactical Defense Training, Smart Moves Personal Protection, and Security Solutions, A.D.T. is a continued education program designed for local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
Our Hapkido program has a high commitment, and tend to emphasize kicks and punches, blocks, strikes, evasions, throws, joint manipulations, grappling and a strong offense as a good defense.