Muay Thai – Boxing and Kickboxing (Ages 16 & up)

Muay Thai is also known as the “Art/Science of 8 Limbs” and is revolving around use of the 2 fists, 2 elbows, 2 knees and 2 shin/feet. Muay Thai, translated into English as Thai Boxing, is the national sport of Thailand and is a martial art with origins in the ancient battlefield tactics of the Siamese (or Thai) army. It evolved from Krabi-Krabong, literally sword and baton, the hand-to-hand tactics of the Thai army. The early Muay Thai bouts pitted different companies within the Siamese army against each other with few rules and no weight divisions or time limits. They became quite popular and eventually were shown in stadiums across the country. In the early 20th century time limits, boxing gloves, and a uniform set of rules were introduced. During the latter half of the 20th century Muay Thai was exported to many countries and is now practiced by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world.

Muay Thai is known as “King of the Ring” in kickboxing circles. These fights feature punches, kicks, elbows, knees, standing grappling, and head-butts to wear down and knock out opponents. Thai training methods develop devastating power, speed, and superb cardiovascular endurance as well as fighting spirit. Muay Thai training is also quite safe thanks to sophisticated pad training that evolved to keep fighters healthy between fights. Muay Thai has also proven very effective outside the ring and has been embraced enthusiastically by practitioners of a variety of self-defense, sporting, military, and law enforcement activities.


The NSA Muay Thai Training Curriculum

Our specialized NSA Muay Thai curriculum is both fight applicable and fitness intense. It is safe for the novice to begin their training as well as seasoned veteran since all students are separated by experience.

At The Northshore Academy of Martial Arts, You will find the best quality of instruction as well as a spacious facility to train in. We promote a highly positive environment that includes all the benefits of our NSA Muay Thai Classes including:

  • Muay Thai Self-Defense Combat Applications
  • Stance & Footwork
  • Body Mechanics & Technical Skill
  • Punches and Kicks
  • Elbow and Knee Strikes
  • Muay Thai Clinching and Combinations
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Resistance Training
  • Muay Thai Padwork & Partner Drills
  • Goal Orientated Rank Curriculum


The Benefits of our Muay Thai Classes in Libertyville, Illinois

  • Self-Defense – The instructors at The Northshore Academy of Martial Arts have trained for many years to make sure everything we teach is reality based. We’ve trained under some of the best martial artists in the world and are dedicated to staying on the cutting-edge of REALISTIC martial arts training – for ourselves and for you!
  • Discipline – Our NSA Muay Thai Classes will instill mental focus. Muay Thai students will be educated on how to concentrate on learning a technique, and see it through.
  • Flexibility – Muay Thai activities, including knee and push-kick techniques (Called “Teep”) are coupled with stretching routines that will result in an increase in flexibility.
  • Strength – The NSA Muay Thai Program, combined with body specific strength and conditioning exercises, can serve as a catalyst for strength gains in the neck, torso, legs and arms. These strengths will develop as a result of Muay Thai Clinch Techniques, Exercise, Pad work and Partner Drills.
  • Weight Loss – A fun, yet intense Muay Thai class can be the beginning of result oriented calorie burning. After having completed just a handful of our NSA Muay Thai Boxing and Kickboxing classes, you may already start to see and feel the results.
  • Stress Relief – Punching & Kicking Drills on the Muay Thai pads while utilizing the fists, elbows, shins and knees… is a sure fire way to relieve the stresses of everyday life.
  • Self-Confidence – Through dedication, practice, and perseverance, gains in self confidence will occur. As both an individual…and as a group class, Self-Confidence is a natural progression when participating in our NSA Muay Thai Boxing and Kickboxing Program.
  • Self Esteem – An increase in self-esteem can be a potential reward for those who succeed in mastering the Self-Defense Combat Applications of our NSA Muay Thai Boxing and Kickboxing Program.
  • Speed – Our NSA Muay Thai classes will improve your speed. “The stronger swordsman does not necessarily win. It is Speed!… Speed of Hand, Speed of Mind.” – The Count of Monte Cristo.
  • Personal Attention – At The Northshore Academy of Martial Arts, We know the impact a good instructor can have on a student. We are experienced, patient, enthusiastic, and teach with a perfect blend of discipline and fun. With up to 5 Instructors on the floor during any given class, every student receives the personal attention they deserve.
  • Have Fun – We learned a long time ago that people learn faster when they are having fun. Keeping students interested in their Martial Arts training requires an element of fun. Traditionalists are usually only concerned with the discipline and structure of their training, but incorporating fun involving proper techniques will add to the value of training and keep students hungry to improve themselves even more.

    In addition to our regular classes we host numerous events for our students including Martial Arts events, seminars, picnics, bowling, open house, and holiday parties. At The Northshore Academy of Martial Arts, our Muay Thai students have a great time meeting new people while developing the cutting-edge, REALISTIC martial arts training they deserve.


      Get started in the NSA Muay Thai Program Today!

      We encourage you to take advantage of our family discounts and free trial period…Try us out while meeting friendly staff, parents and students. Click here to get started with your free week trial period. If you have any questions about our programs, Please feel free to contact us at 847.573.1672. Thank you for your interest in The Northshore Academy of Martial Arts… We look forward to hearing from you!