At Anytime Fitness, we realize there are NO quick fixes. If you have tried to feel younger, look better and enjoy life more, yet failed…anytime is the best solution for getting you back on the path to healthy living and it’s supported by a fun and social environment. Our team has the experience to help you succeed.
At our location in Downtown Vancouver, Washington, located across the street from Esther Short Park, we are proud to offer Muay Thai Kickboxing. Muay Thai has long been hailed as a brutally effective self-defense art, and is Thailand’s national sport. Kicks are performed with the shin instead of the foot. The Thais also include strong knee and elbow strikes in their repertoire along with western boxing techniques.
Muay Thai is a highly valued form of calorie-burning and muscle-toning exercise. Students gain muscle tone and flexibility and lose fat while learning real kickboxing techniques and training methods. We emphasize proper form and body mechanics for each of the striking tools, including kicks, knees, elbows and punches. Students use that knowledge to expand their skills into offensive striking combinations, proven defensive skills and finally, sparring drills.
Owner and Head Muay Thai Instructor, Khun Kru Paul Pax, has been studying martial arts for over 20 years under the legendary Bruce Lee protégé, Punong Guro Dan Inosanto, and founder of the Thai Boxing Association, Ajarn Surichai Sirsute. Kru Paul is affiliated with training partner Guro Chris Clarke (head instructor of NW Kali JKD in Federal Way, WA) and Khun Kru Jeremy Wijers (head instructor of Portland Thai Boxing). He is also an Air Force veteran, having worked worked with US Special Forces, military police, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.