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Santa Clarita Kickboxing (Muay Thai)

Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Our Santa Clarita Valley MMA program teaches Muay Thai Kickboxing. This 13th century martial art offers numerous health benefits. Primarily, Muay Thai kickboxing classes are an excellent way to develop lean muscle mass due to its high intensity. Second, it burns calories to help you achieve a calorie deficit which aids in weight loss. Third, kickboxing classes improve overall cardiovascular endurance making your body more efficient.

"The anaerobic metabolic pathway provides energy for short and intense attacks of maximal power during combat, while the aerobic system contributes to the kickboxers’ ability to repeat attacks at the same strength and speed level during the total duration of the combat, to optimize the recovery process during the brief periods of rest or reduced effort during the combat, and also for effective recovery between consecutive combats."

Slimani M, Chaabene H, Miarka B, Franchini E, Chamari K, Cheour F. Kickboxing review: anthropometric, psychophysiological and activity profiles and injury epidemiology. Biol Sport. 2017 Jun;34(2):185-196. doi: 10.5114/biolsport.2017.65338. Epub 2017 Jan 20. PMID: 28566813; PMCID: PMC5424459.

What is Muay Thai Kickboxing?

The kickboxing techniques were originally used by the military during the 13th century. Muay Thai is a combat martial art with 8 striking points.

At first glance, Muay Thai and regular kickboxing might seem similar enough, however they are certainly not the same.

8 Point Striking System

Most notably, Muay Thai uses the 8-point striking system. Fighters can use their hands, feet, knees, and elbows to attack their opponent. Kickboxing on the other hand involves only the use of hands and feet, prohibiting the da