A long history dating back almost two thousand years. Kings that once ruled Thailand made Thai Boxing (or Muay Thai), part of military training. As Hockey is the Canadian national sport, Thailand recognized Muay Thai as theirs. Muay Thai is referred to as the science of eight limbs as the hands, elbows, shins and knees are all used extensively in this art. Modern-day Kick Boxing (K1) was developed as an introduction to Thai Boxing.
Muay Thai is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”, as opposed to the two points used in boxing and four points used in kickboxing. Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the twentieth century, when it’s practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts.
The instructors at Pound 4 Pound MMA have the experience and knowledge to take you to the next level, whether it be losing weight, self confidence, anti bullying, self defense or the ability to compete as an amateur or eventually, if desired, to a professional level. Discipline and respect for your instructors, training partners, peers and the art itself are very important to the club.
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I have been "Sweating with P4P" now since near the beginning of 2013 and have been extremely pleased with my improved level of health and fitness. I was fairly fit when I first came to P4P but felt "stalled" in my quest to take my fitness to the next level. The work-out routines that I have been doing on my own were no longer effective and I felt that I had stalled with regards to my weight-loss and fitness level. I was unsure of how to proceed with regards to the toning and sculpting of my body not to mention becoming bored with the exercises I had come up with on my own. P4P has solved all those dilemmas for me with knowledgeable instruction, introducing effective techniques and a personalized program designed specifically to suit my needs. It's a great relief to show up for my session knowing that the P4P instructors have already planned and effective workout for me and that they will keep tabs on my progress so my work out sessions will continue to be effective. I have chosen to do a work-out session that involves half strength-training and half boxing. I find the boxing, not only a lot of fun, but very physically and mentally challenging. It is an intense cardio work-out that still has my gasping for breath most times! The P4P instructors change up my personal training sessions to keep things interesting, keep my body guessing and to ensure I don't get bored. I am no longer stalled in my fitness goals and have definitely noticed an increase in the toning of my body, my fitness abilities and have dropped a few of those stubborn pounds! The P4P instructors have taught me the proper way to work out and strength train so I am confident I am doing my works out properly and effectively when I'm forced to work out on my own at home. I have found the P4P instructors to be extremely reliable, conscientious, knowledgeable, professional and serious about assisting their clients in achieving their fitness goals. I would highly recommend P4P to anyone who is serious about their health and fitness. Please feel free to contact me for a personal reference for P4P at 905-426-1784.
I am by no means a morning person, but the classes at P4P are worth getting out of bed early for! I have tried other gyms and countless fitness programs but quickly lost interest due to repetition and lack of results. P4P changes up each class to keep things interesting and give us new challenges. They are great trainers and provide the motivation I need to reach my fitness goals. Finally I can see and feel results.
Having the pleasure and privilege of sitting under the learning tree of some of the best MMA instructors and P4P Coaches has been both a humbling and truly rewarding life experience. As someone who has only been learning the true art of MMA for about 3 months, I can say, without hesitation that the team at P4P has pushed me beyond my perceived physical and mental boundaries, and has enabled me to continually progress and hone my skills as a fighter. My intention when I started at Pound for Pound was to explore new health and fitness opportunities outside of traditional weight lifting. However, in just three months, I feel I have become fully entrenched in the Mixed Martial Arts Culture thanks to the world-class instruction I receive on a daily basis. I have a great respect for this facility and the coaches who continually look to enhance my strengths, eliminate my weaknesses, and that respect is given right back to me. What began as a hobby has now become my passion. Without question, I would recommend this training facility to everyone! You will learn things about your physical and mental capabilities you never thought was possible!
I have been looking for the past 6 years for a great MMA gym since my old gym closed down, I have been practicing martial arts since 1995.
Pound 4 Pound is better than anything I have experienced. Everyone is super friendly and down to earth, most importantly everyone training at the gym is serious about it. You do not see any slackers or people that would rather be somewhere else, everyone is really dedicated.
The instructors are absolutely amazing and not only teach you how to preform a certain technique but why and when it is useful! I recently tried a BJJ class for my first time and the sensei pulled me aside and taught me the basic body movements. He explained these moves are the building blocks of BJJ and after a couple weeks I may have the opportunity to join in with the rest of the class. This is a prime example of what this gym is about; they want you to succeed. Having said that are always competitions and fighters from P4P traveling across north America competing and doing great! Really inspiring!
One of the best ways to start your day is to begin it with a workout bright and early in the morning. P4P's morning class gets you sweating and feeling good. P4P's classes work you hard, using a mixture of cardio as well as strength training. I highly recommend this class as well as other classes they teach. They are great instructors and not only do you learn a lot, you sweat a lot!