What Is Muay Thai?
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 stadia across the country. In the early 20th century, time limits, boxing gloves as well as 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 their opponent. Thai training methods develop devastating power, speed and superb cardio-vascular 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. is considered to be the most devastating fighting system in the world.
Muay Thai with GREY BRETT
Grey is our newest Rogue instructor specializing in Muay Thai. His knowledge and experience bring a completely unique skill set to the Cayman Islands. Originally from Toronto, Grey has studied under and trained fighters in Toronto and Bermuda and was instrumental in developing Bermuda’s first internationally represented Muay Thai team. He has cornered fighters in international competitions and is able to develop fighter-specific training programs geared to competition.
Grey is known for his vigorous yet unintimidating instructional style which blends knowledge of the contemporary fight game with values grounded in traditional martial arts. Scheduled group sessions cater to men and women at all skill levels - individuals seeking effective weight-loss, fitness enthusiasts and those interested in competition. Grey is also available for one-to-one customized training.
Each class provides a mix of cardiovascular development, functional movement based strength training, authentic Muay Thai technique and drill specific pad work. Advanced classes focus heavily on live drills, clinching, ring control, countering and sparring.