BJC Muay Thai, Classes

Classes

BJC MUAY THAI™ is a high-energy workout that uses muay thai techniques to enhance the physical fitness of its participants and develop an understanding of both sport and self defence.

Participants wil be constantly performing exercises and techniques during a 60-minute session.

Each session incorporates shadow sparring, partner drills and pad work to enhance focus, timing, speed and power.

Upon reaching attendance goals (monitored by BJC MUAY THAI™ Instructors) particpants will be asked to perform undergo a formal skills assessments.

Only techniques that specifically relate to a particular level will be assessed. If techniques are performed at a satisfactory level the student will be issued with an official BJC MUAY THAI™ certificate and grade singlet.

As a guideline, every session is broken into five (5) areas:

1. WARM UP

Basic stretch and joint mobility to prepare participants for plyometric (BJC Gladiator™) exercises.

Warm-up exercises are essential prior to progressing to skills training providing a "full range of movement" promote joint movement and flexibility in each muscle group.

Warm Up exercises will often include:

  • JOINT ROTATIONS
  • SKIPPING
  • STRETCHING

Warming up the Neck, Arms and Shoulders, Waist/Hips/Obliques, Feet and Ankles, Legs and Back.


2. SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Preliminary techniques and Skills are developed by Shadow Sparring, Sparring, Pad Drills, Bag Work and develop:

  • Motor Skills
  • Balance
  • Co-ordination
  • Power Flow of combinations
  • Speed
  • Practice the effectiveness of a given technique
  • Improve cardiovascular fitness
  • Body Conditioning
  • Aid to convert theory into practice
  • Safe full-contact aids

Techniques and combinations are taught through a series of progressive drills incorporating:

  • FOOTWORK
  • HANDS
  • KICKS
  • GRAPPLING
  • KNEES
  • ELBOWS

3. PAD WORK

During classes, instructors will teach/enhance student skills by using training pads.

FOCUS PAD

Commonly used to develop hand and elbow techniques in from short and medium ranges. Also aids in sharpening defensive and counter fighting hand skills

KICK SHIELD

Primarily used to develop power in kicking and knee techniques. Used to developing single power shots or multiple rapid fire attacks

FOREARM PADS

The most versatile and effective way of training fighters to use eight weapons. Develops full attack techniques via advanced and realistic combination training.

Defensive and counter attacking enhanced when used in conjunction with shin-pads and belly pad by the trainer, who can then use kicks to simulate a real fight sequence.

Also used to develop power shots/sets or rapid fire attacks.


4. FREE SPARRING

'Free sparring' is practiced with participants wearing full padded protection (i.e. Boxing Gloves, Shin Protector and Mouthgaurd) and techniques used in a controlled manner, aiding confidence and helping participants to 'zone in' on specific target areas developing precise techniques.


5. WARM DOWN:

Prepare your participants to unwind, normalise ready to leave training.