Claringtons First Muay Thai Club
Redemption Muay Thai offers a wide range of classes from kids through adults. If you are interested in competitive fighting or just want to get into shape, we have the program for you.
Come in and check out our new 3,000 sq. ft. training facility and receive one week free.
Redemption Muay Thai was founded by Steven Lee and Darian Carrington in 2007. It has grown from an 800sq ft facility with only 20 members to a 3,000 sq ft facility with over 100 members to date.
If you are looking to get into shape or want to fight competitively, Redemption has the class for you. Please see our schedule for our class hours and hours of operation.
Muay Thai history- Descended from muay boran, Muay Thai is Thailand’s national sport. Muay Thai is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” or the “Science Of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”, as opposed to “two points” (fists) in Western boxing and “four points” (hands and feet) used in sport-oriented martial arts.
Muay Thai, was originally called to muay or simply muay. As well as being a practical fighting technique for use in actual warfare, muay became a sport in which the opponents fought in front of spectators who went to watch for entertainment. These muay contests gradually became an integral part of local festivals and celebrations, especially those held at temples. It was even used as entertainment for kings. Eventually, the previously bare-fisted fighters started wearing lengths of hemp rope around their hands and forearms.
This 1000 year old martial arts system is an art world-renowned for its simplicity and effectiveness. It has become one of the most premiere striking arts in the world, and in Thailand, it’s the sport of kings.
Muay Thai has become extremely popular outside of Thailand. It’s a proven art in Mixed Martial Arts competitions and a style studied by almost every serious Mixed Martial Art competitor. Like most competitive full contact fighting sports, Muay Thai has a heavy focus on body conditioning. Muay Thai is specifically designed to promote the level of fitness and toughness required for ring competition. Training regimens include many staples of combat sport conditioning such as running, shadowboxing, rope jumping, body weight resistance exercises, medicine ball exercises, abdominal exercises, and in some cases weight training.