The Fighting Arts Academy


San Shou | Muay Thai

Pugilism & The Art of Eight Limbs

San Shou / Sanda

San Shou / Sanda

Muay Thai

Muay Thai


Our Striking classes combine elements of SanShou (Chinese Kickboxing), Muay Thai and Western Boxing in order to derive a complete stand-up striking system perfect for MMA.

San Shou (or Sanda) is a martial art which was originally developed by the Chinese military based upon the study and practices of traditional Kung fu and modern combat fighting techniques; it combines full-contact kickboxing, which include close range and rapid successive punches and kicks, with wrestling, takedowns, throws, clinch-work, sweeps, kick catches, elbow and knee strikes.

Muay Thai or Thai boxing is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This discipline is known as the "art of eight limbs" as it is characterised by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins.Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the late 20th to 21st century, when westernised practitioners from Thailand began competing in kickboxing, mixed rules matches, as well as matches under Muay Thai rules around the world. The devastating strikes of Muay Thai are a perfect fit for MMA.

This class can sound scary... Indeed it is aimed at equipping our students for the rigours of full contact competition. That said, as with all things at The Fighting Arts Academy - we champion diversity.

Whether you are a absolute beginner or a seasoned pro, a guy or a girl we are committed to helping you become the best you can be.

To develop as all-round fighters, most of our students finish this class and then jump straight into our MMA Grappling Class!

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