Muay Thai Class
Muay Thai is a devastating striking art that blends techniques such as; kicks, knees, elbows, punches, and clinch work. Muay Thai (also known as Thai Boxing) is a fighting art that originated in Thailand (formerly Siam) 2000 years ago. Often called the “Toughest ring sport in the world” it is known for its powerful techniques of punching (boxing), elbows, knees, and kicks. The Muay Thai practitioner must have superior speed and conditioning through hard training.
Classes will involve the use of shadowboxing, footwork skills, pad work, heavy bag training, and various partner coordination drills. Traditionally, fighters all over the world seek Muay Thai to improve their effectiveness, and give themselves the edge in the ring. Here at ATT Deerfield Beach, this class is known for its awesome fitness and conditioning, as well as martial technique and strategy. ATT Muay Thai is the perfect stand up striking class that provides the student with the tools they need for the ring although you may plan to never fight.
The ATT Deerfield Beach Boxing classes and boxing training program teaches you a comprehensive boxing curriculum whether you want to keep fit, learn boxing as a skill, for self defense or participate in amateur bouts. The initial focus of our boxing classes is foundation training that teaches you the fundamentals and the drills that cut the learning curve in half. From there you will learn boxing basics including correct stance, standard punching combinations, and essential defensive/offensive techniques followed by correct foot and hand placement, basic footwork and combinations, and how to move in the ring while throwing punches. We also incorporate strategy training, and proven conditioning methods to keep you fit to fight at all times.
Cardio kickboxing at American Top Team Deerfield Beach is a combination of aerobics, boxing, and martial arts – it is one of the most popular fitness trends to hit gyms in recent years. These workouts, which are inspired by martial arts, have motivated many people to start a fitness program. At American Top Team you burn calories and learn new skills at the same time.
Kickboxing classes can be a great alternative for people who have become bored with weight-room cardiovascular activities, such as brisk walking or jogging on a treadmill. They also provide an option for people who enjoy the “semi-dance” movements found in aerobics or step classes. However, kickboxing-style fitness programs are not necessarily geared toward the beginner.
Cardio kickboxing classes run from one hour and some classes are longer.
Classes also incorporate a warmup and cool down and both dynamic and static stretching. Often, there is a brief segment specifically for core exercises like crunches and planking.
Mix Martial Arts (MMA)
Combine the best aspects of ground grappling and stand up striking in our Mixed Martial Arts Classes today!
We have combined our grappling and striking programs into one comprehensive class and we’re helping men and women of all skill levels learn effective self-defense for any situation. At ATT Deerfield Beach Martial Arts & Fitness, we are proud to offer you the highest quality MMA training in Deerfield Beach, led by professional MMA fighter.
Cross Fight Fitness
Cross Fight Fitness describes its strength and conditioning program as a fusion of all the best training methods with the goal of improving fitness and quality of life. Movements such as sprinting, rowing, jumping rope, climbing rope, flipping tires, weightlifting, carrying heavy objects and, many body weight movements for a great variety of challenging workouts are combined. Equipment used includes war ropes, monkey bars, Thai pads, barbells, dumbbells, punching bags, pull-up bars, kettle bells, medicine balls and, boxes for various exercises.
Top Benefits of Striking Classes
1. Enhanced Cardiovascular Health
You hear it all the time: You need to do cardio to protect yourself from heart disease, burn calories, and lose or maintain your weight. But “doing cardio” doesn’t have to mean hopping on a treadmill to log your required minutes – how boring is that?
The whole point of Cardio is to place a moderate amount of stress on your heart and lungs so that they’re challenged enough to make beneficial physiologic adaptations to support the higher level of physical activity. But how you choose to place stress on your heart and lungs is up to you. As long as you keep your heart rate up during your workout, there’s no reason you can’t punch, kick, and jump your way to a healthy heart at your local boxing gym.
2. Improved Total-Body Strength
All that punching, kicking, and jumping requires a surprising amount of strength. Think about it – most professional heavy bags weigh at least 100 pounds.
During a Boxing, Muay Thai or Kickboxing workout, you may punch, kick or elbow a bag hundreds of times, requiring your upper body, lower body, and core to engage as you make contact with the bag. Plus, we incorporate other strength training moves into a the workout. For instance you will do squats, push ups, planks, and weighted medicine ball exercises all within the context of my fast-paced 30-minute circuit workout.
3. Better Hand-Eye Coordination
You may not think about the importance of hand-eye coordination and its affect on total health, but hand-eye coordination plays an important role in a person’s gross and fine motor skills. Individuals with good hand-eye coordination tend to have faster reflexes and reaction times, and tend to have better physical coordination as a whole. This is particularly important during aging, as coordination and balance become compromised, increasing the risk of falls.
Our Deerfield Beach Striking Classes can help hone hand-eye coordination. When you’re tasked with punching a bag, or you’re paired up to spar with a partner (practice punching your partner’s padded mitts), you must be able to see the target, react to the target, and hit the target, all while the target is moving and changing position. It’s tough, but with practice, your hand-eye coordination improves substantially.
4. Decreased Stress
Almost any form of moderate to intense physical activity can decrease stress. According to the Doctors, exercise increases endorphins, boosts mood, works as a form of meditation, and improves sleep, all of which help reduce stress.
But sometimes you need more than a walk around the block to help you forget your stress. I know when I’m feeling most stressed, I need to “leave it all on the field,” so to speak, and sweat out my frustrations.
Striking Classes is a great outlet for stress for two reasons: First, during a boxing workout you typically transition between high intensity bouts of exercise and moderate intensity recovery periods. When you’re pushing yourself through a couple minutes of high-intensity punching or kicking, you don’t have much mental power left to worry about how awful your job is, or how dirty your house is. And even during rest periods, you’ll be focused on sucking wind and mentally preparing for the next round, not stressing over your packed schedule.
Second, there’s an incredibly cathartic release when you get to take some of your stress out on a punching bag. It’s an empowering feeling to punch your stress to smithereens.
5. Improved Body Composition
Boxing is great for improving body composition – and some might say it’s great for weight loss. Personally, I don’t promote “weight loss” because I don’t think it sends the right message about health goals. Ultimately, if you want to lose weight, what you really want to do is improve your body composition – to increase your muscle mass and decrease your fat mass.
Our Striking Class is an incredible mechanism for improved body composition because it perfectly combines muscle-building strength training moves and calorie-torching bouts of cardio. By regularly participating in a Boxing, Muay Thai or Kickboxing program and following a nutritious eating plan, there’s no reason you won’t see changes in your shape and improvements to your fat mass percentage. And if you’re hoping for a pat on the back from your bathroom scale, you’re likely to see changes in your weight as well.