Laupahoehoe School of Muay Thai meets on the Big Island of Hawaii and also offers classes on Oahu. Email us for more information, as your first class is FREE! Far from the view of being a no holds barred fight, Muay Thai is actually a very calculated art. Each strike is a precise technique and each technique is comprised of several movements. Muay Thai is also steeped in tradition and honor.
From the Wai Kruu, which is a pre-battle dance that pays homage to a student’s teacher, to the Rama Muay, which is a ritual dance distinct to each school. Part of the Rama Muay is believed to mesmerize an opponent towards fear and weakness.
Ajan teaches his students the art of Muay Thai and nothing more. He is very conscientious as to the way a student behaves during the sessions. Each session is casual and at times can be very entertaining and animated.
Ajan believes that having fun lessens the fear factor of Muay Thai’s powerful strikes and helps his students to retain the knowledge that is being passed down. He teaches the specific movements of each technique, which makes it easier to understand the art. On that note alone, he believes that anyone can learn this art – it simply begins with a desire to learn. However make no mistake, when the counter formulas and sparring portions begin, the intensity level within his group of senior students and instructors picks up quite a bit!
One Muay Thai session can be very challenging. As an example, a three minute round in a Muay Thai match is equivalent to about four (three minute) rounds of American boxing. He believes that Muay Thai (or any martial art for that matter) is a valuable way in becoming the best person you can possibly be.
Laupahoehoe School of Muay Thai holds classes on Oahu and the Big Island, with other classes held nationwide in the Continental U.S. Please check our classes tab on our webpage.
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