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 training at Pound 4 Pound MMA, Pickering since 2015. During this period I have been impressed not only with the quality of the instruction from the trainers but also the friendly atmosphere. The staff and trainers not only took the time to get to know me but to also understand my motivation for training. I have utilized both classes and Personal Trainers for Muay Thai and have participated in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes.
As a Veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces I have trained in several styles of Jiu-Jitsu in different parts of Ontario. Of all the Dojos I have been to P4P MMA is by far the best training club which I have experienced as there is no EGO and everyone pushes each other to do their best. At events the true comradeship is apparent as we support our fighters.
I have encourage anyone who is interested in training to try P4P MMA – I am sure you will be pleased with the outcome.
I started training at P4P in early 2015 for Muai Thai but since then we started circuit training, weight lifting and meal planning. The P4P instructors are professional, dedicated and most importantly enthusiastic!! They show a lot of knowledge and experience for their craft with every session and push you past your personal barriers. I would absolutely recommend P4P in a heartbeat.
I've been a member for many years and I can honestly say I've never felt more a part of a community than here at P4P. The team is amazing from ownership to coaches, students and everyone in between. By far the best martial arts experience I've had. It's been an honour to train amongst champions.
Since joining Pound4Pound in September 2016, I have lost over 20 lbs with the support of the staff as their expertise in Muay Thai, fitness and dieting has helped me improve my physical and mental well being. The staff at the gym are able to provide invaluable insight on improving my Muay Thai, boxing and fitness skills. From beginners to aspiring professional fighters, Pound4Pound have the knowledge to help achieve your goals.
I didn't make it through my first fitness class at P4P. Out of shape, asthmatic, and generally ill, I was the worst case scenario for a trainer. Fast forward and not only do I make it through my sessions, but I haven't used my inhaler in weeks. I feel better, stronger, and sleep better! Even in a "group" setting, P4P makes me feel like I have my own personal trainer. They tailor the workout to my abilities, but still push me beyond what I thought I could do. My class is at 6:30am, a time when most people are just waking up; however the motivation to get out of bed comes from knowing that I'm heading to session that is worth waking up for. Now I can't imagine NOT waking up for my class.