youth muay thai
striking for 9 to 15 year olds
Mon & Wed & Fri 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Yamasaki Academy teaches traditional Muay Thai as it is done in its home country, Thailand. We generally will cover techniques specifically for the Muay Thai sport aspect, but as a striking art Muay Thai lends itself well to self defense and anti-bullying. While sparring is a necessary part of learning Muay Thai, we do not condone the intentional harming or bullying of teammates or competitors. Students must, however, learn and understand how and why a technique is effective. For that reason all students are expected to treat each other with the utmost respect regardless of experience level.
Our Youth Muay Thai program does incorporate sparring into the curriculum for the more advanced students. Any Youth Muay Thai student who is showing control and a strong ability to defend themselves may also be invited to attend the Muay Thai Sparring class on Saturdays.
Muay Thai does not use uniforms or belts, but here at Yamasaki Academy of Woodbridge we do use an armband grading system for the youth participants.