2023-2024 Give it a Go Week Taster Sessions (WEEK 3)
Tuesday, 30th January, 20:30 - 22:00 -- Sport & Exercise Pleasance, The Studio
Thursday, 1st Febuary, 20:30 - 22:00 -- Sport & Exercise Pleasance, The Studio
Friday, 2nd Febuary, 20:30 - 22:00 -- Sport & Exercise Pleasance, The Studio
Click on HERE to find the sign up sheet! Please remember to sign up for the session you want to attend (with available space)!
Note: You MUST have a sign up upon arrival for us to keep track with attendance and the to provide the number of kit we can provide each session.
Meet us at Pleasence The Studio
Monday, (Clinch) 18:00 - 19:00 -- Pleasance Combat Zone
Monday, (Fighters Training - Invite Only) 19:00 - 20:00 -- Pleasance Combat Zone
Tuesday, (Pad Work, Drills) 20:30 - 22:00 -- Sport & Exercise Pleasance, The Studio
Wednesday, (Fighters Training - Invite Only) 17:00 - 18:30 -- Pleasance Combat Zone
Thursday, (Pad Work, Drills) 20:30 - 22:00 -- Sport & Exercise Pleasance, The Studio
Friday, (Clinch, Drills) 20:30 - 22:00 -- Sport & Exercise Pleasance, The Studio
Sunday, (Sparring) 11:00 - 12:30 -- St Leonards, Gym 2
Sunday, (Clinch) 12:30 - 13:30 -- St Leonards, Gym 2
Sign Up Links are posted on our EUMT WhatsApp Community. Once you have bought your membership, please join here.
About Muay Thai
Feared in MMA as arguably the most comprehensive striking system in the world; Muay Thai is Thailand's national sport, having existed as a part of their culture for hundreds of years. This isn't just kickboxing with elbows and knees though. In "Thai Boxing" you're allowed to catch people's kicks, opening up a world full of new techniques to control your opponent, sweep their legs out from under them, or throw them into a vulnerable position. Muay thai fighters also don't separate when they clinch, instead continuing to wrestle while standing as they try to knee or throw each other to the ground.
About our club
All sessions are included in the membership, besides those labelled invite only. You are free to go to the other sessions that you think would suit you best!
The club will provide all the necessary kit for the training and strength and conditioning sessions - just make sure that you are wearing comfortable sports clothes! Handwraps will not be provided as they are not mandatory but they can be purchased externally.
For sparring sessions, the club will provide gloves and shinguards, however you will need to purchase your mouth guard and groin guard (if applicable) yourself.
All our sessions are aimed to be beginner friendly, however we strongly encourage you to go to several training sessions first before going to any sparring sessions and make sure you have the right equipment!
Our Tuesday, Thursday and Friday sessions are mainly padwork, going over a whole range of techniques and combinations as well as some fitness and conditioning drills. At university level we don't spar or compete with elbows or knees to the head, but we still teach elbow techniques at sessions should anyone want to develop them further. We like to work you hard during these sessions, but we also feel a positive atmosphere is the key to effective training, so expect some good music and a friendly committee there to help you with technique and make you feel welcome.
Our Sunday sparring sessions are where you get to practice the techniques you've been taught and string them together. But it's also an opportunity to build a fight IQ: gradually learning to measure distance, develop timing, and stay composted. Our sparring sessions are about developing skill, respecting each other, and leaving ego at the door. You should never leave a session injured or having injured someone as a result of excessive aggression. We have a very strict policy for anyone who is seen to be breaking our code of conduct during sparring.
Our Monday and Sunday clinch sessions mainly involve the techniques and skills used for the close-quarter combat that is unique to muay thai. It involves skills on how to engage, control, and disengage from clinching with your opponent. Our clinch sessions are focused on developing your tecnhique and not "overpowering" your partner, and not engaging in a battle of strength.
Note: You will have to sign up via SignUp Genius for every session. This will be available the week before (on Saturday morning) and the links to do so can be found on our EUMT WhatsApp Group. You will be able to register for the sesssion up until the session begins.
We are constantly looking to provide as many opportunities for members to compete and get involved in some legendary fight nights. At these fight nights you'll walk out to a song of your choice, before facing an opponent matched up a similar weight and experience level to you. This fight is usually non-decision (no winner is announced), but when you're ready there is sometimes the option to do an N-Class decision fight.
We also host a yearly intraclub where you engage in competitive sparring matches with your fellow club members, this helps you get a taste of what fights are like incase you don't want to jump in to fight nights straight away.
Whatever degree to which you want to fight though, you'll never be fighting alone. In your corner will be an experience club member giving you water and advice between rounds, while the rest of your teammates cheer you on at the sidelines.
This is where we become more than just a Muay Thai club. Throughout the year we host regular socials where members of the clubs can get to know each other while a little less sweaty. As a club we're not interested in cliqueness, it's as simple as coming along, grabbing a drink (non alcoholic works just fine), and getting to know your training partners.
CONTACT: If you have any questions with regards to getting involved with the club then e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org; or message us on facebook or instagram.
Please be aware that after the trial period you must have purchased a Sport & Exercise Gym Membership to join this club, which is available HERE.
Our Club Values:
1. Discipline. To cultivate discipline not only in the gym but also in our everyday lives.
2. Respect. To respect others' skill, knowledge, and personal boundaries.
3. Self-control. To remain composed, both inside and outside the gym.