Muay Thai

Muay Thai kickboxing is an ancient Thai martial art that dates back over 1000 years. Whether practiced competitively or recreationally, this highly exciting combat sport can transform your physique through intensive training techniques.

Thai boxing has been used for centuries to build strength, endurance, power of concentration, determination, self-confidence and discipline. Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand, with fights in major and minor stadiums nearly every day of the week. Rankings are based on professional competition, and titles are won in the ring.

The Thai Government has worked tirelessly to spread muay Thai and its culture as an amateur sport and martial art throughout the rest of the world, and has developed a grading system for students of all ages to progress. As an accredited Gold Training Facility of the US Muay Thai Federation — the governing body in the USA for Olympic Muay Thai — Five Points Academy has adopted rankings as part of our training curriculum and pedagogy.

CLASSES

JUNIOR MUAY THAI

Authentic Muay Thai for children 5-12 years old. Kids increase strength, flexibility, focus while learning discipline and self-confidence through the martial art. Great fun, too!

Clean uniform, training gloves and shinguards required; mouthguard and groin protection suggested.

MUAY THAI BAG DRILLS

Building power, timing and footwork on the heavy bag by building combinations step-by-step and building stamina through the use of varied training intervals and intensities. Clean uniform, training gloves required.

Open to All Levels

MUAY THAI PAD WORK

Working with a partner to develop offensive and defensive combinations with Thai pads – the fastest, most efficient way to learn Muay Thai. Clean uniform, training gloves required.

Open to All Levels

MUAY THAI DRILLS 4 SKILLS

Strictly controlled and safe partner work practicing offensive and defensive techniques, simulating fight scenarios with drills progressing to one-step and/or single-technique sparring.

Clean uniform, sparring gloves (minimum 16 oz for 140 lbs and above, minimum 14 oz  gloves under 140 lbs), knee pads, shin guards required; elbow pads, mouthpiece and groin protection suggested.

MUAY THAI KNEE AND CLINCH

Exploration and application of the devastating knee attacks and unique stand-up neck wrestling of Muay Thai with a strong emphasis on the transition from mid-to close range.

Clean uniform, Training gloves, knee pad, elbow pads required; mouthpiece and groin protection suggested.

MUAY THAI, THAI-STYLE SPARRING

Light contact (60-70%) with an emphasis on technique development, skill and control. BEGINNERS will perform drills and one-step or one-technique sparring while INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED students will utilize all techniques in a controlled, safe, fun manner.

Clean uniform, sparring gloves (minimum 16 oz for 140 lbs and above, minimum 14 oz  gloves under 140 lbs), knee pads, elbow pads, shin guards, mouthpiece required; groin protection (required for males, suggested for females), chest protection suggested for females.

MUAY THAI FIGHT TEAM

By Instructor Invitation.

Sparring, Drills, Clinch Work – with an eye towards preparing for competition in the ring.

Clean uniform, sparring gloves (minimum 16 oz for 140 lbs and above, minimum 14 oz  gloves under 140 lbs), knee pads, shin guards, mouthpiece required; groin protection (required for males, suggested for females), chest protection suggested for females.

COACHES

Steve Milles

Five Points Academy partner, Arjan (master) by Grandmaster Chansadeth Cheetah Chantanao, Kru (teacher) by Grandmaster Thosapohn Toddy Sitiwatjana, USMF Team USA Coach, WKA Team USA Coach, USMF Class C Official (IFMA Rules)

USMTA Intercontinental Muay Thai Champion, ISKA US Oriental Rules Champion, WKA US Muay Thai Champion, Bronze Medalist at IAMTF Muay Thai World Championships, IAMTF US National Team Member

Simon Burgess

Five Points Academy partner, Arjan (master) by Grandmaster Chansadeth Cheetah Chantanao, Kru (teacher) by Grandmaster Thosapohn Toddy Sitiwatjana

WKA US Super Lightweight Muay Thai Champion

Emily Bearden

Red and Silver Grade Instructor

2X WKA World Muay Thai Champion, 2X WKA US Muay Thai Champion, Silver Medal Muay Thai and Silver Medal Kickboxing at WKA World Championships, WKA US National Team Member, IFMA US National Team Member

Greg Rowe

Red and Silver Grade Instructor

2013 TBA Open Champion; Gold Medal, 2011 WKA World Championships; 2011 WKA Open Champion; FNF Champion; Warriors Cup Champion.

Gaius Ebratt

Red and Silver Grade Instructor

Warriors Cup Champion; 2013 TBA Open Champion;2x TBA US Champion; 2X WKA Regional Champion; 2007 WKA Novice Champion

Giovanny Mercado

Red and Yellow Grade Instructor, PT Coordinator

FNF Lightweight Champion 2018; USKA Champion; 2014 IKF Classic Champion

Alma Vicencio

Red Grade Instructor

USMF IFMA Team USA; 2019 WKA US National Team; Gold Medal, Glory Rules and Gold Medal, Muay Thai, 2019 WKA World Championships; 2019 TBA-SA Class A Champion; 2018 US2019MTO-East A Class Champion, 2018 TBA-SA Class B Champion; 2017 TBA-SA Novice Champion

Gianna Smith

Red Grade Instructor

USMF IFMA Team USA; Gold Medal 2017 IFMA PanAms; 2017 USMTO-East A Class Champion; 2x USKA Champion; Gold 2013 TBA World Expo B Class; Victory Sports Champion

Brandice Peltier

Red Grade Instructor

USKA Champion; Warriors Cup Champion