Q: WHAT IS MUAY THAI?
A: Muay Thai is a system of fighting that originates from Thailand and comprises punches, kicks, use of knees and elbows.
Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MTI AND THOSE KICKBOXING CLASSES AT YOUR LOCAL GYM?
A: Kickboxing classes in fitness gyms are just an aerobic exercise – no proper techniques are taught. MTI is a professional gym where you will learn authentic Thai Kickboxing techniques that can equip you to defend yourself, as well as improve your general level of fitness and help you to lose weight.
Q: WHAT IF I’VE NEVER TRAINED BEFORE?
A: All of our classes cater for beginners, and after the warm-up you train with beginners.
Q: I’M NOT VERY ATHLETIC. WILL I BE TOO INTIMIDATED TO WORK OUT?
A: No, it’s quite the opposite. Most of our members have never done martial arts before, and whether or not you’re athletic remains to be seen. Remember you came in here to learn how to fight, not show us what an accomplished fighter you are. Our forte is being able to take anyone and teach them how to fight like a professional Thai kickboxer.
Q: I AM UNFIT – ARE THE CLASSES HARD?
A: Each class is as hard as you make it, but you will be motivated and encouraged along the way. Getting fit is fun, but it does require effort on your part.
Q: I ONLY WANT TO TRAIN FOR FITNESS. DO I HAVE TO SPAR OR FIGHT?
A: Many people train for fitness and self-defence. Sparring and fighting are optional.
Q: WILL I GET HIT WHEN I WORK OUT?
A: We start everyone working on his or her technique. The kick pads allow the trainee to simulate sparring without actual contact. Once the members reach a certain level of proficiency, they may choose to participate in a sparring session, or continue to work with the kick pads.
For those who choose to spar, we make sure that all sparring is safe and supervised. We also hold introductory sparring classes to prepare you for sparring.
Q: CAN I COME TO TRAINING MYSELF, OR DO I HAVE TO BRING A FRIEND?
A: Most people arrive at training on their own, but if you have a friend who also wants to join, they are very welcome.
Q: I WANT TO LEARN TO FIGHT. CAN YOU TEACH ME?
A: We have the skill and experience to train you to fight and win at regional, national or international level. If you choose to fight, then you need to make a commitment to train hard and at least four times a week.