Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ - Muay Thai Kickboxing

What is Muay Thai?

Muay Thai, also known as Thai Boxing, originated in Thailand and dates back thousands of years.

The system utilizes punches and kicks, and also incorporates elbows, knees, and grappling techniques. Each part of a Thai fighter´s body is a potentially lethal weapon, making Muay Thai the most brutal of all ring sports. Fights are comprised of five three-minute rounds, with a two-minute rest period in between. Boxing gloves, groin protectors, gum shields, Thai boxing trunks, hand wrappings, and cotton anklets are worn for competition bouts.

In a Muay Thai contest, a fighter can punch and kick an opponent´s legs, body, or head using any part of the leg, knee or elbow.

Although punches can result in a knockout, they do not score high points from Thai judges, who instead look for spectacular performance in attack and defense with the use of kicks, knees, and elbow strikes.

Muay Thai is acknowledged as one of the most effective forms of martial arts. Students participate in Muay Thai for fitness, competition, and self-defense. 

Are there classes strictly for beginners?

Yes! Our beginner’s program is set up strictly for beginners and is taught.....designed to build self-confidence, technique, fitness, and coordination before the progression to more specialized areas of the art.

Are owning gloves and leg protection essential for the beginner´s class?

No equipment is required for the beginner´s sessions. Once your induction is completed, the information will be given as to the necessary equipment.

What should I wear?

Anything that is comfortable; we recommend comfortable exercise shorts or bottoms and a t-shirt.

I am not very fit at the moment, so would this be too hard for me?

There are no special fitness requirements to take part in any of our programs. Each program is set up to improve your fitness level while helping you to achieve a greater sense of awareness and self-confidence. These are the primary aims of our programs.

I have been looking for a place that does a kickboxing course near me for ages and I would love to do it. However, I am only 15 years old, and on the site I noticed it is described as a "program for adults." Will my age be a problem?

The minimum age for participation in the beginner´s kickboxing course is 14 years with parental consent.

Will I have to book in advance to enroll in the course or can I just turn up?

You can turn up on the first day of the course and enroll. However, it is advisable to book in advance because there are only a set number of places available on each course, and last-minute availability is not guaranteed.

Are your classes geared more towards kickboxing as a good cardio workout, as with other programs I have seen?

This is not a cardio kickboxing session; however, fitness circuits are included in the program to condition your body and mind. Our programs will teach you the techniques of Muay Thai kickboxing, i.e., how to execute and block punches, kicks, kneeing and elbowing.

Are your classes taught in a cumulative manner—meaning, do they progress over the years to a high standard?

Our programs are developed so that you progress at a steady pace. For instance, we recommend that you start your training with our beginner´s Thai/kickboxing program, then move on to the Improvers section, and finally hone your skills in the Intermediate/Advanced Thai/kickboxing program—with each advancement made as you see a continuous progression.

FAQ - Boxing

How does your boxing fees work? Do I have to sign a contract?

No, with our standard group classes, there is no contract. Our boxing program fees are a month-by-month subscription-based fee.

You’re in full control of your membership fee and can cancel, suspend, or renew the membership at any time without even contacting us. However, if you wish to fight, you will have to sign a contract with the gym.

Do you have any cancellation fees?

No, we do not have any cancellation, sign up or late payment fees. The fee you see on our website is the fee you pay, there are no additional fees.

How can I cancel my monthly subscription?
  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click Profile at the top of the page.
  3. Click My Money, and then click Update beside My preapproved payments to find your payment.
  4. Select the payment, and then click Cancel.

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Do you save any of my personal information on your website?

No, none of your personal information is saved on www.boxing914.com.
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I am not very fit at the moment, so would this be too hard for me?

There are no special fitness requirements to take part in any of our programs. Each program is set up to improve your fitness level while helping you to achieve a greater sense of awareness and self-confidence. These are the primary aims of our programs.

I'm a beginner do I have to be fit to take part in your beginner’s classes?

No, that’s why we have a beginner's program. We will get you fit, confident, energized and empowered. However, you will have to challenge yourself, take it one step at a time, build up slowly and finish strong.

Do I need any equipment to take part in your classes?

No, you do not need any equipment.
Our gym provides all the necessary equipment to take our classes, however, if you have your own equipment, by all means, bring them with you.

Are your classes geared more towards kickboxing as a good cardio workout, as with other programs I have seen?

This is not a cardio kickboxing session; however, fitness circuits are included in the program to condition your body and mind. Our programs will teach you the techniques of Muay Thai kickboxing, i.e., how to execute and block punches, kicks, kneeing and elbowing.

I want to compete, do you train people to compete?

Yes, we do train people to compete, you can contact us via our contact page or just come in for a chat.

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