What is Muay Thai?
Known as “The art of eight limbs,” because of its use of hands, elbows, feet and knees to string striking combinations, Muay Thai or Thai boxing is one of the oldest Martial Art forms and still used today by most military and Special Operations forces around the world, due to its effectiveness as a form of close-combat using the entire body as a weapon. Also because fighters, soldiers and any person committed to learning Muay Thai, benefit from its intense training sessions, soon achieving an overall peak fitness condition. This almost 1000 years old martial art combines all under one roof the single benefits provided by many of today’s popular work outs with fancy names. Endurance, stamina, strength, explosive power, speed and all the perks of having an elite athlete aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, such as better breathing and blood circulation capacity and a healthier and faster metabolism, reducing excess weight in a natural way, toning muscular mass and improving mechanical functions, as well as providing us with a feeling of calmness, even improving the quality of our sleeping hours, and making it easier to stay alert and better focus on our daily activities. Changes in physical and intellectual performance are soon noticed at work, school studies and sports practices.
METAYO MUAY THAI BOXING ACADEMY – TEAM METAYO
If you want to fight like a Thai fighter, train under the watchful eyr of a Thai fighter. We welcome you to come out and join us at Metayo Muay Thai Boxing in Arizona and California. We must warn you however, that if you are looking for a big, fancy gym that offers laid-back training: This is the wrong place. We are not big or fancy, but instead offer you the best Muay Thai training anywhere in Arizona and California.
MUAY THAI TRAINING
Our gym offers a traditional Muay Thai instruction based on the teaching method of Muay Thai in Thailand. Metayo Muay Thai emphasizes in teaching Muay Thai for physical conditioning, street self-defense, and ring proven competition to persons of all ages and levels of fitness. If you want to train to be a fighter, you need to train with someone who is a fighter or former fighter. Our gym head trainers are real fighters, won numerous bouts, developed and trained actual World Champions, and Golden Glove Champions, and our head trainers are actual champions and former champions.
AJARN PAUL METAYO
Our master trainer Ajarn Paul Metayo “Pon in Thai” began fighting in Thailand at the age of 13 to 1 and holds a professional unmatched fighting record of 93-11. Metayo opened his first Muay Thai gym in Fresno, California in 1991 to 2001 and in Clovis, California from 2001 to 2006. He promoted Muay thai events from 1996 to 2006. In 2007 he started teaching also in Arizona. He has produced several champions in California as summarized below: 5 times world champion Alex F-14 Gong (who later became Fairtex Muay thai owner from 1995 to 2002), Chris Brannum, Alexis Sekulitz Fernandez, Lisette Pelayo, Neveen Contreras, Joanne Mancillas, David Anderson, Kirk Floyd, Ruben Rivera, Gilbert Blancas, David Hollister, and Joey De La Cruz.
From 2007 to present, our gym has produced a few fighters as followed: Andrew Earl, Vanessa Arreguin, Brian Trubl, Ivan Cazares, Dan Mifflin, Daniel Matei, Peter Villasenor Junior, Kyler Smith, Eddie Vargas Junior, Javier Meraz, Jerald Calip, Davin Boesiger and Athena Austin. Our gym offers a traditional Muay Thai instruction based on the teaching method of Muay Thai in Thailand. Metayo Muay Thai emphasizes in teaching Muay Thai for physical conditioning, street self-defense, and ring proven competition to persons of all ages and levels of fitness.
Our academy also provides a certification training course for Muay thai, Cardio-kickboxing, Cardio-boxing, full-contact karate and ultimate body shaping.
What to Expect:
Fifteen minute warm up followed by a technique and pad, mitt drill.
Items to bring for first class:
- Non-restrictive clothing.
ie: Shorts, sweatpants, T-Shirt
- Muay Thai Trainign Gear Can be aquited at the academy.
(Muay Thai Shorts, Gloves. Wraps, Shinpads, Head gear)