Muay Thai is a form of boxing that originated in Thailand and is also known as the "art of eight limbs." Your kids will learn the ins and outs of stand-up striking, while getting a full-body workout. From your child's very first class, they'll have a blast learning exciting Muay Thai techniques, meeting new friends, and begin to learn important values like respect, perseverance, and how to fight through any obstacle!
Kids Who Train Muay Thai at Mcmahon Training Center
Do Better in School
- Become bully proof
- Typically Earn Better Grades
- Behave with more self-control
Do Better in Social Situations
- Develop self responsibility
- Keep safe in difficult situations
- Develop good sportsmanship
Do Better in Life
- Learn goal setting
- Develop leadership skills
- Manage conflict
Muay Thai keeps kids moving as it teaches striking with a variety of punches, kicks, elbow, and knee strikes. We guide our students through simple warm-ups like squats and push-ups to prepare for techniques with partners, coaches, or heavy bags. Attending regular classes builds strength and endurance in our students.
Early confidence builders are imperative for kids’ esteem and success as they develop. Muay Thai helps kids master skills and provides challenges to test their ability to adapt and use what they know.
Muay Thai will arm your child not only with the skills to defend themselves through punches and kicks but also a discernment for when to use them. This balance is empowering and future attributes to confidence.
Builds Mental Toughness
Knowing how to direct their energy appropriately and defend themselves on their feet will not only help your child navigate emotional stressors but build resilience through discipline. Muay Thail allows students to test their limits and persevere with appropriate and motivating coaching.
What to expect for your child’s first class at McMahon:
Congratulations on enrolling your child in a complimentary class! One of our staff members will be in contact soon to gather your child's name and arrange their first class. They will reach out the day before to confirm the details, and send you a digital waiver.
On the day of the class, we kindly request that you arrive 15 minutes early so we can show you the facility and explain to you and your child the flow of the class. Depending on which class they’re taking, we give them boxing gloves or a Gi to use, and introduce them to their coach, who will introduce them to other students in the class.
The class commences with some calisthenics and a few fundamental techniques to get everyone warmed up, and then the instructor will pair students up. All of our students understand the significance and responsibility of assuming the role of the more skilled partner, and looking out for their fellow teammate.
Students observe the instructor showcase a technique, and then they practice it with their partner, while the coaches circulate to offer assistance to everyone. In the final segment of the class, students engage in live wrestling rounds, putting into action the techniques they acquired during the class!