swansea university Muay Thai: the art of 8 limbs
This sport encompasses all the most exciting aspects of combat sports and is considered to be the most complete form of martial arts.
what is Muay Thai? - This sport makes use of sweeps, different clinching methods, and stand-up striking (punches and kicks). Because it combines the use of fists, shins, knees, and elbows, it is known as the "art of eight limbs."
is Muay Thai for everyone? - yes, because of the huge variety of muay thai fighters with a vast array of different weight classes, styles and both female and male champions. not only is this a great sport to learn for self defense or competing, its also a great for fitness and to become more disciplined. In our club, we strive to make everyone welcome regardless of skill level or knowledge.
socials? - our social secretary mahanth, tries to make sure we always have something going on, whether thats going out to town together or having a meal and watching fight nights as a club.
where do i go if i have a problem? as a community we make sure everyone is respected and treated well. if there is ever any concerns in the club including medical advice, our welfare officer Kene is always happy to help aswell as our whole committee.
where and when we train? - we train wednesdays 20:30-22:00 @pavillion gym (this session includes pad work and clinch techniques) and saturdays 14:00-16:00 @pavillion gym (this session includes dutch drills, padwork, clinch and sparring). monday sessions 19:00-21:00 @dj boxing gym, for our advanced members (include fight camp training and new techniques)
Competitions - we have interclubs planned throughout the year with WPT and KGB, we are also going to be competing in BUCS in march with 18 other universities in a knockout style tournament. There are loads of Nth- C-class fights that we can book for you (please talk to our lead coach Asher or our secretary luke for more info)
Tier 1 membership- £45 termly, this is our standard membership training mondays and saturdays
Tier 2 membership- £75 termly, this includes standard training days and includes monday training days with a private muay thai coach
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we dont have a lot of spare equipment as we are a very new club, if its your first time coming to a session we can give you spare equipment but if you continue to train we reccomend you buying your own gear: shin guards, mouth guard and gloves.