8 Venoms muay thaI
444 Cedar Lane, 2nd Floor
Teaneck, NJ 07666
8 Venoms proudly specializes in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
Muay Thai, or Thai boxing, is the cultural sport of Thailand. The origin of Muay Thai dates back several hundred years originating from Muay Boran. Muay Boran is a form of close quarters-combat used when soldiers at war dropped their swords (Krabi Krabong) on the battlefields. Muay Boran was so deadly that during competition fighting, fighters would often die. As a remedy to this, they introduced a safer western style boxing glove to the sport, and it became Muay Thai, also known as the “Science of 8 Limbs” or the “Art of 8 Weapons”, Muay Thai uses the entire body to mimic weapons of war. 2 fists, 2 elbows, 2 knees, and 2 feet. Muay Thai is considered to be one of the most intense Martial Arts, due to the physical conditioning required to effectively perform the techniques of Muay Thai. This is why MANY fitness enthusiasts choose Muay Thai to meet their cardio goals.
Len Chen (light sparring - engaging in fight simulation at 10% - 25% speed/power) (IS part of the curriculum for those who CHOOSE to partake. Those who do NOT want to spar will NEVER be forced to and will do other pad work while other students are sparring.
8 Venoms Muay Thai Mission Statement - to successfully fuse together:
1) Muay Thai - Heavy focus on kicks, elbows and clinch techniques. Western Style boxing is more for other technique setups in its traditional Thai form.
2) Dutch Style Kickboxing - Heavy focus on Western Style Boxing and devastating kicks to accompany the boxing techniques. Little focus to clinch in its traditional Dutch form.