Bulldog Muay Thai Gym in Leawood, Kansas, is known for having the best instructors in Kansas City. Our trainers are instructed to teach in a safe and effective manner. Whether you want to lose weight, gain confidence, become a world champion or just have fun, our experienced trainers will help you achieve your goals in the shortest amount of time.
The hardest part of martial arts is starting your first class. Some people are worried to try martial arts for fear they will get hurt. That’s why we guarantee your safety in every class and have non-contact training available. Muay Thai is a healthy sport designed to build your body. Since we work with professional athletes daily, we have a smart and respectful approach to training. You don’t have to be a fighter to train like one, thats why Muay thai is for everone.
We have taken more of our fighters/athletes to the next level. When your train with Bulldog Muay Thai for competition, rest assured that you will be given all the tools that you need and then some. We make it a top priority to get you where you want to go…period.
Shawn Monday – Head Trainer, Professional Fighter (Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Shootboxing)
Shawn has been doing martial arts for over twenty five years, with over twelve years devoted to Muay Thai and Kickboxing. He has had the opportunity to train with some great Muay Thai trainers and fighters. Shawn is also a certified trainer under the well respected Master Toddy. Shawn currently trains in Muay Thai under anyone he can learn from (mainly Master Toddy) and Kickboxing under John Brown. Shawn has been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ethan Day and sparring partner Robert Riley.
Shawn also has a pro fight record of 7-3 in Muay Thai and 6-2 in International Rules Kickboxing, and is ranked 14 in the IKF World Rankings. He has also won a K.I.C.K Middleweight State Title along with a ICK Welterweight Intercontinental Title. He attributes his success to not only having some of the best trainers, but also a strong conditioning and work ethic. “If you train hard today, you will enjoy the reward tomarrow”, is a saying that is used alot in the Bulldog Muay Thai Gym.
The Bulldog Muay Thai approach that Shawn emphasizes is a fighting and training system designed to develop your skills quickly. We also specialize in traditional boxing. The body needs to develop strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance to do Muay Thai technique properly. The mind has to be prepared as well.
Robert Riley – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Trainer (Gi & No Gi)
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor Robert Riley provides Integrated Martial Science students with cutting edge grappling techniques used by the world’s top fighters. Although an avid fan of classic Jiu-Jitsu, Riley specializes in No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu (submission grappling), a style more suited to modern Mixed Martial Arts competition.
He has trained with the former Gracie Barra Carlos Gracie Jr. club at the University of Kansas, Brazilian Top Team of Kansas City and now trains with American Top Team under black-belt professor Renato Tavares and Dustin Denes.
Riley has been competing in Gi and No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu since 2003. He most recently won gold medals in both the Gi and No-Gi competitions as a lightweight at the Submission Sport National Championship in Memphis and won a silver medal in No-Gi as a lightweight at the North American Grappling Association Ohio National Championship. Among other accolades, he captured first place in No-Gi as a middleweight at the Topeka Summer Slam Open and has bested his first two MMA opponent in less than a minute and a half each at Caged Combat I in June of 2006 and Rumble at the Ramada III in November of 2006.
Although Riley has compiled the skills and techniques necessary to create the type of well rounded fighters he produces, he readily admits that there are more skilled Jiu-Jitsu practitioners.