What to expect from Muay Thai and Kickboxing classes at Elite:
Elite welcomes everyone from Beginner to Advanced. No matter your skill level or previous experience, we instruct individuals from the basic fundamental movements, to complex combinations.
THE CLASS WILL RUN FOR 1 HOUR, AND WILL INCLUDE:
• A full body warm up using basic movement drills like skipping and jumping jacks, activating the Core Muscle Groups while gradually increasing the heart rate.
• Shadow Boxing and Footwork drills to help learn and develop the skills needed to perform Muay Thai techniques.
• Pad Work and Conditioning, using combinations and footwork in live drills with a partner
• Core Strengthening and Stretching Exercises to develop both core strength and to help Cool Down after the class
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What is Muay Thai:
The national sport of Thailand, also known as Thaiboxing and the “art of eight limbs”. Designed for close combat using the entire body, it has been used for centuries as a weapon of war. Both
the poor and the elite would train for the sports’ toughening effects and due to the constant threat of war. They believed that good warriors would become brave leaders, and made sure that the Royal family was heavily trained in the sport.
“Eight limbs” refers to the use of the hands mimicking the sword or dagger. The shins and forearms are hardened into shields. The elbow is the hammer or mace and the legs and knees are the axe and staff.
What is Kickboxing:
Kickboxing is often described as a general term for a stand-up striking-based contact sport. Varying by region, it can include punching, kicking, knees and elbows, as seen in Japanese Kickboxing, Dutch K-1 Kickboxing, Savate, Sanda, Muay Thai and many more. There is no single governing body for the rules of Kickboxing, but has evolved from competition between Muay Thai and other sports, creating a more hybridized fighting art.
We are located at:
We are located in the Sheppard Industrial Park at 4750-106 Ave. S.E. Bay 6 here in Calgary, we also proudly serve the communities of Mckenzie Towne, Riverbend, New Brighton, Auburn Bay, Cranston, and Mahogany.