MUAY THAI PROGRAMS
Muay Thai is an ancient Thai martial art that dates back over 1000 years to an age when Thai warriors used it to defend their country from Burmese invaders. It is referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs” - using eight points of contact the body to mimic weapons of war. Thai boxing has been used for centuries to build strength, endurance, power of concentration, and discipline. Stockade Martial Arts is home to professional, amatuer, and recreational Muay Thai fighters.
Our Adult Muay Thai program is open to students from ages 14+ and we tailor the class to each individual, whether their goal is for competition, fitness or hobby. Our instructors have years of experience training men, women, and children at all different levels of experience. Our program is challenging and engaging with a focus on traditional Thai technique - and safe for everyone as they progress in skill level.
For students new to Muay Thai, our beginner classes are structured to allow students to progress at their own pace, without the stress of feeling overwhelmed by more advanced techniques and students. Students warm-up, jumprope, stretch, shadow, do bag work and learn basic technique.
Advanced Muay Thai students refine their technique through partner drills, pad work, and technical sparring. Advanced students work in a self-directed manner employing free-form pad work and technical sparring. Advanced programs are by instructor invitation.
Martial Arts training can have profound benefits that can positively impact the lives of your children and your family. Self-achievement in the gym will translate into accomplishment outside of the gym. Students will master basic technique and drills necessary advance to the adult program. Classes focus on character development, concentration, discipline, Muay Thai skill development and situational awareness.
Kali is is the ancient martial art of the Philippines that focuses on the ability to transition from fighting with weapons to empty hands fluidly, as there is always the possibility of losing or being without a weapon. Kali practitioners are known for their lightning-fast movements and efficient footwork in wielding weapons. Kali is unique in its emphasis on fluidity and improvisation and above all, practicality. It is these aspects which make it an effective and intellectually stimulating art.
Our Kali program incorporates weapons and empty hand training and is a complete art. This diverse and well rounded martial art has everything to offer. Students learn strategies, and techniques that allow them to become proficient in many areas. Students learn the use of single stick, double sticks, stick and dagger, and edged weapons as well as one of the most complete empty-hand systems in martial arts. Classes are Monday and Wednesday night at 7:30pm. Students off all levels train together.
Martial Arts training can have profound benefits that can positively impact the lives of your children and your family. Our Kali program will begin this fall. More information coming soon.
BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU PROGRAM
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art that was mastered by the Gracie family in Brazil. BJJ focuses on using multiple dominating positions, submission techniques, wrestling, and judo techniques in order to successfully get an opponent to the ground and immobilize them, thus rendering the opponent defenseless. This type of control gives a much smaller or weaker person the ability to control a much larger and/or stronger person. By utilizing superior leverage, grip, and positioning, students quickly learn the workings of the human body and how to control it. Students in our BJJ program improve their technique while improving their physical fitness, strength, flexibility, and mental awareness.