Muay Thai is a martial art originating from Thailand that uses stand-up striking techniques along with various clinching holds. Known as the “art of Eight Points” it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins/feet. It has become the de facto striking style of choice for competitive Mixed Martial Arts because unlike boxing and kickboxing, it shows the student how to use knees, elbows and clinches along with fists and feet.
Here at Factum we have professional instructors, who have daily classes focused on this discipline that will help you become a complete mixed martial arts striker.
What should I bring to muay thai?
Mainly, just bring yourself. If it's your first time doing muay thai, we aren't going to ask you to spar (nor would we ever force you to). At Factum MMA, you will see as much or as little contact as you would like. We do have wrist-wraps here, but we do recommend you bring your own. For those who are interested in eventually sparring, you'll want to get a mouthpiece and a cup if you are are guy.
Do I have to spar at my muay thai classes?
We spar everyday, but no, you never have to spar. Some of the best fighters in Utah are training right here at Factum and they would love to spar with you, but if you never want to get hit in the face, that's okay too!