Short North Muay Thai (SNMT) in Columbus, Ohio, is rooted in the old school style of Muay Thai or Thai Boxing. It is a learning center that facilitates the true art of Muay Thai through physical, mental and spiritual conditioning. We stand by the old school ethics– to respect others, show humbleness, be gracious, kind, and cool-hearted. Through Muay Thai, we focus on building confidence, self-respect, harmony and awareness to the world around us. Our classes are structured to push each individual to higher mental and physical levels in a positive and supportive environment so that we are better, happier, healthier people and may enjoy life to the fullest.
SNMT is a traditional school that teaches Muay Thai in a way that goes beyond the normal “eight weapons” that include legs, knees, punches, and elbows. Our school teaches and refines those eight weapons, but enhances them by focusing on the ninth weapon- the mind. We draw our strength and confidence from deep within our heart. An hour at SNMT is a workout for the body and mind. Students who study often find an unexpected benefit that goes beyond dropping a few pounds or getting a good cardio workout. They find confidence and a sense of peace that can be applied to every part of their lives.
Muay Thai is the highly regarded national sport of Thailand, but in the United States, it is still relatively unknown. Dating back to the 1500’s, Thai boxing is widely considered to be one the most brutal stand up forms of martial arts in existence.
People from many walks of life find enjoyment here. Young and old (some of them prefer “mature”), big and small, man or woman, nimble or athletically challenged — We unite around the common theme of learning a craft that will make us stronger, whole people.
Some come for the benefits of a total body workout.
Some have a goal of weight loss.
Some study to learn a martial art.
Some come to gain confidence and learn self-defense.
Whatever your motivation, we help you reach your goal.
Short North Muay Thai is located in the back of the building behind the Original Mattress Factory in the Short North neighborhood.