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At Queen’s University Belfast Kickboxing club, our instructors draw on a rich diversity of martial backgrounds; from Wado Ryu Karate, Mugendo Kickboxing and Traditional Thai boxing / Muay Thai (Camp Phraya Pichai). All levels of experience welcome. This year we will focus on traditional thai boxing, but bring in influences from other disciplines where useful.
Muay thai is considered the ultimate stand up fighting art, with use of all 8 weapons (hands, elbows, knees and shins), It is a fantastic sport to take up whether you are looking to compete at amateur or professional level, add some extra skills to an MMA artists weapon set or train just for fun, to build fitness and confidence, we are the club for you. With some of the cheapest prices around, and instructors with combined decades of teaching and fighting experience, come and learn Muay Thai, in a safe, and friendly environment.
All classes are based in the PEC, with “Fighters” classes focusing on sparring and clinching, “Techniques” classes for learning and practicing techniques on pads, and occasional self-protection classes to help develop situational awareness, fear control and learn simple pragmatic techniques for use in emergency situations outside the gym. Please check our Facebook group “QUB Kickboxing” for updated times, rooms and classes.
The Phraya Pichai Muay Thai Camps International were established in 1979 and were founder members of the British Thai Boxing Council. The HQ for the camp is in Birmingham and is the hub for over 70 clubs worldwide, including our camp here at Queen’s. Muay thai has its roots in the ancient art of Muay Boran, and was developed in Thailand as an unarmed combat technique for wartime. In modern times it has been developed into a national pastime in Thailand.