All-Pro Tae Kwon Do studio is now offering private Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) lessons & group classes, possibly the greatest cardio workout you will ever experience!!!
Muay Thai (Thai Boxing), is a great Cardio-Vascular endurance exercise that utilizes basic foundation practices of shadow boxing and strength while learning the skills necessary to punch, kick, knee and elbow with authority. This private lesson will begin with focusing on punching and kicking techniques in movement and strength building. Once you take your time on perfecting these techniques you will quickly then learn to use these strikes against pads. You will learn to strengthen your core muscles and defend yourself all while getting the BEST cardio workout of your life! Students can expect rapid development in their health, strength and self-defense techniques. Thai Boxing is available to all fitness levels. Lesson times can be scheduled to meet your needs.
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* The proper way to wrap your hands *
Hand injuries side line more boxers than any other injury. Because there are so many small bones in your hand, it is absolutely imperative that you take every precaution available to protect them. Proper hand wrapping is the best method of preventing an injury that could keep you out of this great sport. We recognize the importance of protecting your hands and have provided the following instructions to teach you the proper method.
Please keep in mind that this is a general guide and other methods do exist. We feel that the method below is a good starting point and covers all the basic points of proper hand protection.
Your hand should be held open in a relaxed position, with your fingers spread apart. Begin by placing the hand wrap thumb loop around your thumb and be sure that the 'This Side Down' text on the hand wrap is against your skin. Bring the wrap across the back of your hand and wrap around your wrist 2 or 3 times.Be sure to wrap high enough (2″ to 3″ up from your wrist joint) on the wrist to maximize support. You want to keep the hand wrap snug throughout this process, but not so tight that it will cut off your circulation.
From the wrist, bring the wrap across the back of your hand and around your palm, then across the top of your knuckles.
Wrap around the knuckle area 2 to 3 times. From the top of your knuckles, wrap across the back of your hand toward your wrist and around. This will create an 'x' pattern across the back of the hand.
NOTE: Repeat the 'x' pattern 2 or 3 times.
Continue around the palm of your hand to the base of your thumb. Wrap completely around your thumb and back toward your wrist on the palm side of your hand.
NOTE: It is important to keep the wrap from twisting while wrapping the thumb.
Continue wrapping around the back of your hand to the thumb and once again wrap around your thumb, this time from the opposite direction.
Wrap from the thumb over the back of your hand and around your wrist.
Continue around your wrist, over the back of your hand and through the space between your pinky and ring fingers. Wrap around your palm back toward your wrist and repeat the steps for each finger.
NOTE: Be sure to keep the wrap as flat as possible and twist free.
With the last finger completed, bring the wrap across the palm back toward your wrist.
Continue wrapping across the back of your hand toward your knuckles.
Wrap once more around the top of the knuckles and across the back of your hand toward your wrist.
Secure your wrist with the remaining hand wrap. Be sure to wrap it snugly to provide support for your wrist.
Fasten the hook & loop closure and you're done.
The finished product should be a secure and protected tightly wrapped hand.
* History of Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) *
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 evolved from Krabi Krabong, literally sword and baton, the hand-to-hand tactics of the Thai army. The early Muay Thai bouts pitted different companies within the Siamese army against each other with few rules and no weight divisions or time limits. They became quite popular and eventually were shown in stadia across the country. In the early 20th century, time limits, boxing gloves as well as a uniform set of rules were introduced. During the latter half of the 20th century Muay Thai was exported to many countries and is now practiced by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world.
Muay Thai is known as "King of the Ring" in kickboxing circles. These fights feature punches, kicks, elbows, knees, standing grappling and head-butts to wear down and knock out their opponent. Thai training methods develop devastating power, speed and superb cardio-vascular endurance as well as fighting spirit. Muay Thai training is also quite safe thanks to sophisticated pad training that evolved to keep fighters healthy between fights. Muay Thai has also proven very effective outside the ring and has been embraced enthusiastically by practitioners of a variety of self-defense, sporting, military and law enforcement activities.
* Testimonial *
The Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) sessions with Master Fanelli are by far the best cardio as well as full body workout I have ever done. I leave each session thoroughly exhausted and yet completely charged. Since starting Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) my stamina, balance and strength have all improved significantly. This is the FUN workout.
Thank You, Master Fanelli
Dan Pelton - Los Gatos