Here are some Frequently Asked Questions regarding Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing, and Kali that we can answer for you.
What is included in the 1-Week Free Trial?
Our 1-Week Free Trial includes all mixed-level group classes. All Intermediate level classes are subjected to permission from Head Coaches to ensure participant safety and assessed for readiness and control prior participating in the activities.
Do I need to purchase equipment before I start?
Our gym provides loaner equipment for you to use while participating in our classes. The basic equipment is boxing gloves and handwraps. For hygiene purposes, it is recommended to purchase your own basic equipment if you commit to practicing the sport.
Is Boxing, Kickboxing, or Muay Thai a Safe Sport?
It is important to stress that any contact sport has its risks. No contact sport is completely safe. However, Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai is no different than any sport where it is as safe as the coach makes it. If taught and practiced in a safe and responsible manner ensuring safety first, Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai has great physical and mental health benefits and high rewards for cardiovascular and muscular health, as well as training in both aerobic and anaerobic fitness.
What is the difference between Kickboxing and Muay Thai?
The common difference between Kickboxing and Muay Thai are their striking systems. Kickboxing is a 4-point striking system that involves the use of kicks and punches whereas Muay Thai, also known as Thai Kickboxing is an 8-point striking system involving kicks, punches, elbows, and knees. Muay Thai is commonly referred to as "the Art of 8 Limbs".
Can cardio workouts help me lose weight?
When your heartrate increases by 60% for a minimum of 30 minutes, it is effective for weight management, weight loss, endurance, stamina, and stress management.
How long does it take to build up my cardiovascular health?
For beginners, you may see improvement in your stamina in as little as 15 minutes of cardiovascular exercise regularly. Most studies show that cardiovascular training requires 30 minutes, exercising 2 to 3 times a week will increase aerobic capacity after 8-12 weeks.
How long does it take for me to lose fitness?
Most studies show a loss of cardiovascular fitness and endurance after 12 days of inactivity. At about 7 to 14 days, aerobic fitness starts declining and the progress made in the past several months will begin to decline. Physiological changes occur and the cardiovascular gains such as the heart's ability to pump blood more efficiently, the body's capability to use carbohydrates for fuel, and muscles enhanced capacity to process oxygen will decline without regular exercising.
What are the differences between Aerobic vs Anaerobic?
Aerobic refers to the body producing energy with the use of oxygen. Continuous "steady state" exercises exceeding 2 or more minutes in duration is considered "Aerobic".
Anaerobic refers to the body producing energy without oxygen. Anaerobic exercises break down glucose in the body to produce energy. The exercises and movements are short, fast, and high intensity intervals that require short bursts of intense energy. The body produces lactic acid, therefore, muscles fatigue more quickly than Aerobic exercises.
What are the benefits of Aerobic and Anaerobic exercises?
Aerobics and Anaerobic exercises including calisthenics, plyometrics, and high-intensity interval training can improve your heart and lung function, increase muscle strength, improve bone mineral density, and decrease high blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, triglycerides, and inflammation. It promotes weight maintenance, boosts metabolism, fights depression, and reduces risks of diseases.