Interested in learning the art of Muay Thai?
Well if you are located in South Australia then you have come to the right place. Our Traditional Muay Thai classes focuses on good technique, respect for others, fitness and well-being. Muay Thai allows the use of full contact with all 8 weapons. This includes, elbow & knee strikes, punches & kicks, with the added techniques such as grappling and throwing. Muay Thai is one of the best, if not the best way to get fit and increase your stamina and endurance as well as learning effective self-defence.
Young Lions Thaiboxing and Fitness Training Centre is a club based in Adelaide, South Australia. Owned and run by Trainer Ravinder Sidhu. Our classes are mixed with both males and females from the novice first timer to the professional fighter.
Do You Want To?
- Learn Muay Thai Kickboxing?
- Meet your Weight Loss/Gain goals?
- Gain outstanding Fitness and Strength ?
- Handle all situations?
- Become the person that "You Want To Be" ?
- Look Good and Feel Good ?
- Compete in the ring?
- Have a whole lot of fun?
There are competitions available for fighters ranging from the novice student to the experienced professional. We teach traditional Muay Thai which allows the use of full contact with all 8 weapons. This includes, elbow & knee strikes, punches & kicks, with the added techniques such as grappling and throwing.
Competing in any form of full contact should not be taken lightly. If one is not physically or mentally prepared then serious injuries can occur. The Young Lions are committed to assisting in the preparation of anyone considering stepping into the ring.
The Young Lions Muay Thai classes are run in a way that everyone who trains with this club is given individual attention. This is done through training within small groups or training one on one. This way everyone will develop skills that suit what they want from this martial art and sport and train differently in regards to what they want out of training.
Training Days and Times:
Mixed Muay Thai Classes:
Monday to Friday 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Saturday 10am - 11am
Wednesday 7:15pm - 8pm
Tuesdays 5:15pm - 6pm
Personal Muay Thai Traning is available by appointment by calling Rav on 0404796566.
(Shop 1, 1285 South Rd, St Marys. SA)
How much does it cost?
Our training Centre offers an all encompassing membership covering all tuition and equipment that offers excellent value for money.
Full details will be given on your FREE introductory class .
Can I compete?
Yes, we are heavily involved in competitive Muay Thai & Kickboxing as both competitors and promoters of top quality events. These include Amateur and Professional full contact events.
Do I have to fight?
No, we have two very strict rules with regards to sparring and competing. The first being you must be trained & fit, the second being you must want to get in the ring and do it. We will not force anyone to do anything that they do not wish to do. All sparring in the Young Lions Training Centre is done under strict supervision and all participants must wear full safety equipment to take part.
NOTE: Fighters who compete must be prepared to commit themselves to hard training because it lessens the chances of anyone getting hurt and allows for the fighter to bounce back when they take a hard shot.
Training Requirements for Competitive Fighters
- Padwork [ with trainer ]
- Sparring [ with trainer ]
What is Muay Thai?
Muay Thai (known to some outside of Thailand as Muay Thai kickboxing) is a national sport of Thailand as well as a national passion. It is a fighting technique borne out of combat reality. Known as the science of eight limbs Muay Thai uses the knees and elbows as well as kicks and punches.
Almost any part of the body is considered a fair target and any part of the body, except the head, may be used to strike an opponent. It is considered by many to be the ultimate in hand-to-hand fighting.
Muay Thai is a professional and amateur sport, a martial art, aerobic fitness programme and a useful form of self-defence. But Muay Thai is more than just learning how to fight. Muay Thai is a strong and vigorous martial art that teaches self-discipline and self-awareness. It has been passed down through generations for the last 2000 years.
Why learn Muay Thai?
On a physical level regular Muay Thai training will give you a well-proportioned physique, build stamina and get you in excellent shape. Fat will disappear and your complexion will improve. Muay Thai teaches you to defend yourself and toughens you up. You will gain greater strength and agility, and will benefit from an immune system boost. On a mental level the study of Muay Thai will improve your self-confidence, discipline and self-awareness.
Who can learn Muay Thai?
Muay Thai is a form of unarmed combat accessible to all people everywhere, children and adults, male and female. Not everyone learning Muay Thai wishes to compete. Nowadays people from all walks of life are turning to Muay Thai for many different reasons.
The value of Muay Thai
Muay Thai has enriched the physical and moral well being of the Thai people for hundreds of generations. It has brought fame, honour and wealth, and strikes fear in the hearts of opponents. A genuine Muay Thai boxer (Nak Muay) will lead a virtuous life with kindness and modesty, and respect to law and traditions. Muay Thai consists of the qualities of true knowledge, endurance, compassion, patience, courage, gratitude and honesty.
Attributes of a Muay Thai boxer
A Muay Thai boxer should be outwardly humble but maintain an unshakeable inner resolve. He should be honest and reliable, not proud or overconfident. He needs courage to become accustomed to pain and danger without fear. A genuine Muay Thai boxer will create unity, make himself or herself useful to society, be a good patriot and avoid unruly behaviour. A man (or woman) truly absorbed in the art of Muay Thai is always in control of his feelings. He is intelligent and wise. He is gentle as a lamb and fierce as a lion.
A common misconception
There is a common misconception that Muay Thai and other contact sports breed aggression, but this idea could not be further from the truth. While it is a tough sport, the central precepts of Muay Thai promote compassion, gratitude and honesty. A genuine Muay Thai boxer seeks to create unity and is always in control of his feelings.
What do I need?
In order to undertake Muay Thai training you will need to find a suitable place in which to train. As a minimum you need and area to practice shadow boxing .But most importantly, you will need a Muay Thai instructor. If you wish to learn Muay Thai, you are very welcome to join us at The Young Lions Thaiboxing and Fitness Centre
If you want to learn Muay Thai, a pair of proper Muay Thai shorts is essential. Thai boxing shorts are specially designed to allow complete freedom of movement.
Gloves lessen the impact on fists when working on the bags, hand wraps protect against wrist sprains. A simple skipping rope builds up stamina, rhythm and leg muscle strength.