Class Descriptions

Level 1 – Beginners

This class is divided into Beginner and Novice and will introduce new participants to the fundamentals of Muay Thai kickboxing. Beginner is for those doing their 1st to 3rd (sometimes more) classes, and covers fighting stance, basic movement, jab, cross, and right and left swing kicks, and the proper use of Thai pads. Novice is for those with a good understanding of Beginner (usually 4th classes+). Adding to the basics of Beginner, Novice introduces hooks, uppercuts, push kicks, knees and elbows, and the use of these techniques in various combinations. Participants are encouraged to stay in this level until they have developed a solid foundation of the basics, and the instructors will determine if the participant is ready to move up to the next level.

Prerequisites

None, as this is where all new people will start.

Equipment Needed

None. If you have your own boxing gloves and handwraps, you can bring that, otherwise you can borrow a class set. It is advisable that if you continue after your first class, you should look into getting your own handwraps and boxing gloves for hygenic reasons.

 

Level 2 – Muay Thai Fundamentals

This next level builds upon the concepts learned in the beginner level 1 classes. Participants will be introduced to more complex punching and kicking techniques and combinations, in addition to learning elbows and knees. The pace of this class is faster, and integrates more use of Thai pads. Participants are required to stay in this level until they have achieved a high level of proficiency as outlined in the curriculum, which could take anywhere from three to six months of regular training.

Prerequisites

Demonstrates a high level of understanding of the beginner level 1 curriculum and approved by the instructor

Equipment Needed

By this level, participants should have their own handwraps and boxing gloves.

 

Level 3 – Intermediate Muay Thai

This class is for participants that have completed levels 1 and 2. Participants will advance to this level based on showing thorough and proficient understanding of the Level 2 curriculum, and graduated by an instructor. The Level 3 classes will be much more physically demanding and integrate heavy use of Thai pads, partner training, clinch work and complex combinations. Participants will learn and practice offensive and defensive tactics, and the instructors will incorporate controlled technical drilling.

Prerequisites

Demonstrates a high level of understanding of the Level 2 curriculum and approved by the instructor.

Equipment Needed

Handwraps, boxing gloves, shinguards (cloth or moulded), mouthpiece and jocks (for men)

 

Muay Thai Kickboxing Bootcamp

Drawing on the popularity of bootcamp-style workouts, TKMT has devised its own unique version. This intense and physically demanding class is designed for those people that want an incredible workout that will boost their cardiovascular and muscular endurance, burn a ton of calories and condition the whole body. Little emphasis will be placed on technical learning as carried out in the Intermediate Muay Thai Kickboxing classes, since the main focus of the bootcamp is to achieve a great and consistent burn. This class will heavily incorporate elements of plyometrics, body conditioning, resistance training and anaerobic burnouts. This class is guaranteed to be thoroughly challenging.

Prerequisites

Must be a level 2 or 3 participant.

Equipment Needed

Handwraps and boxing gloves.

 

Muay Thai Kickboxing Sparring

Overview

This class is for participants that have been training regularly in the Intermediate classes for a minimum of six months and have been approved to participate in sparring by their head coach. The objective of this class is to compliment the Intermediate curriculum by allowing participants to integrate their Muay Thai knowledge and skills into light and controlled sparring. This class is also for those individuals interested in moving up to the competitive fighter’s training where sparring is a key focus. Participants will learn: defense techniques, countering, clinching, sparring strategy and tactics, faints, fakes, and sweeps through technical drilling and light sparring.

Prerequisites

Regularly training in the Intermediate classes, demonstrates a high level of understanding of the Intermediate curriculum and approved by the head coach.

Equipment Needed

Handwraps, boxing gloves (14 or 16oz only), moulded leather shinguards only (not cloth), mouthguard, and jock (for men)

 

Competitive Fighters’ Training

Overview

This class designed for TKMT fighters to prepare for upcoming competitions in Canada and internationally. Heavy emphasis is placed on technical drilling, padwork, conditioning and sparring to not only survive, but to dominate our opponents in the ring. There is also a diet plan and a strict training, cardio, conditioning and weight cutting regimen in place for all of our fighters.

Prerequisites

You must be a seasoned participant in the sparring classes, and possess a very strong desire to compete. Let the admin team know that you’re interested in competing, and we will observe and decide if you’re ready to fight based on your dedication to training and sparring. Understand that fighters preparing for upcoming competitions MUST train and do 5 to 10 km morning runs six days a week for at least a month leading up to their next fight

Equipment Needed

Same as the Muay Thai Kickboxing Sparring class listed above.

 

Kids Classes (Ages 4 to 12)

Our kids’ classes are for children that want to learn Muay Thai Kickboxing in a fun, energetic and safe fashion. This hour and 15 minute class will be formulated to show Muay Thai techniques and be combined in the form of games and partner drills. The children will be divided according to age and skill, and be taught discipline, work ethic, conditioning, self-defence and respect. When the children attain a certain level, sparring will be optional.

Prerequisites

None

Equipment Needed

Handwraps and boxing gloves.

Benefits include:

Tone and condition your body through a great aerobic and anaerobic workout

Relieve stress and tension

Develop timing, balance, co-ordination, power, speed, agility and flexibility

Learn and engage in a new combat sport and martial art

Acquire self-defense skills and build self-confidence

Lose weight

Meet and train with some great people in a friendly and attitude/ego-free environment, which contains over 50% female membership