Absolutely! Our training syllabus is designed to develop students with no previous martial arts experience
Yes, have we already trained several black belts. So long as our rules and etiquette are abided to, all martial disciplines are welcome.
Of course! We have girls training in Muay Thai and our Fighting Fit classes. They give the boys a run for their money!
All the equipment you need is supplied by the academy just wear loose clothing; bring a towel and water bottle. Later on you may want to purchase your own kit and can do so through our academy
That all depends upon you aims and level of fitness. For a beginner start once a week and build up to twice or three times a week. Some of our more experienced students train 6 times a week, including me!
Muay Thai and Thai boxing are the same, Thai boxing is the western name for the art. Kick boxing was developed in the 1970’s in America and originally came from Karate with western boxing techniques. Kick boxers wear boxing gloves and fight in a ring but that’s really where the similarities end!
For our classes we train students from 5 years to 60+
Only if you want to and after an assessment by the Kru. Generally most students want to get fit and learn to defend themselves.
Chao Phraya Muay Thai Academy and our instructors are fully insured. Individual members are insured upom obtaining membership.
Yes, students grade around every 6 months
That all depends upon your commitment and enthusiasm! But you should generally show some basic improvement within your first month.
The shin is an extremely solid weapon; you’re not going to break your shin kicking someone, whereas the foot is made up of numerous small bones that can, and often do, break on impact.
Occasional clashes of shin on shin can be sickeningly painful for intermediate and advanced students and do leave your shins a bit “bumpy” from time to time. The wearing of shin pads, while sparring, helps to prevent this. By kicking the pads and bags you are extremely unlikely to cause any real damage