This class begins with Thai warm-up exercises, stretches, specific conditioning, and shadowboxing. Learning Pad work, control, and fluidity minimize the risk of injury. Students will focus on utilizing core body muscles and develop a basic understanding of techniques and sound conditioning. Muay Thai is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” because it utilizes punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact.” Intermediate to advanced students will be able to partake in live sparring. Muay Thai is the most devastating form of stand up fighting.
I trained while on vacation. Among my favorite attractions in St Augustine is the Relson Gracie Jiu Jitsu gym. Phil is world class - instruction was clear on subtle details that make a big difference. Great people -Thank you Phil!
Phill Cardella is an excellent Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt. I got my 1st 3 belts from him and still use most of what he taught me in my game to this day. Love that guy! I plan to fly to Florida and spend some time at his academy as soon as possible!
We've been going here for my daughter's BJJ classes for almost 3 years now...she still loves it! Laura is very attentive to the entire business aspect such as ease of registration and notification of events, and Phil has a style of teaching that always keep the kids engaged! He motivates them every class and includes life lessons that are used on and off the mats. My 7 year old daughter's ability to quickly make decisions and follow directions has improved so much and I credit these classes! I love the bully-proof teachings too for the school age kids, and how they are able to think and respond to a bullying situation not just to protect themselves, but also those around them. I'm so grateful Phil and Laura are part of our community!