"HIGHLY RECOMMEND! I love coming to this place. I always wanted to learn boxing, muay thai, and jiu jitsu without embarrassing myself. I tried a few other gym before coming here, but they were filled with too much ego-- especially from the students. I felt like I was on the karate kid movie! The vibe here at this gym is always positive! i started off with a free pass, then group-on, and eventually signing up! Everyone is here to workout, have fun, and learn new fighting styles.
Muay Thai, also known as the art of eight limbs due to the fact that it utilizes a combination of fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet in striking. It is a highly effective stand up style that started in 16th century Thailand as an art of war and has become popular as a ring sport. In recent years, due to the efficiency and effectiveness for both close quarters fighting and clinch work, Muay Thai can be learned as an art, sport or for fitness and is for people of all ages, fitness and experience levels; whether you are a first time student or an experienced veteran, there is a class for you. When it comes to Muay Thai in San Diego Art of Eight is the clear choice with former and current champions helping you develop your skills and take your game to the next level.
Our spacious 8,000 square foot facility features bright full windows around the entire gym and designated training areas for each specialization. Every area is held to the highest standards of cleanliness with each area being cleaned and sanitized after every class resulting in clean and safe conditions. Included in this facility is a full padded mat area for Muay Thai technique training and a full sized boxing ring for sparring. All of the features of our premium facility ensure that you will have the best experience and training with Muay Thai in San Diego.
Learn and let our world champion instructors help you get to the next level. They are very knowledgeable and experienced with years of competition and training under their belts. Our trainers include Mike Lemaire, a current fighter in Glory, K-1, WCK and WBC who has won titles and brings his ring experience to the gym to help members develop their skills. Mike Lemaire is our resident head Muay Thai instructor and master-level trainer. He has trained under the world’s top Muay Thai instructors, world champions, and even a WCK Hall-of-Famer. He spent considerable time recently training in Breda, Netherlands at the prestigious Golden Glory Hemmers Gym training with the world’s top kickboxers. When it comes to Muay Thai in San Diego Art of Eight is the premier Muay Thai destination. His vast experience and knowledge is shown in all of his classes and training sessions, whether it’s helping a beginner learn the fundamentals or helping a veteran sharpen their skills for their upcoming fight.
Aside from being a highly effective martial art, Muay Thai is also an incredible full body workout. Every major muscle group is involved in the execution of the strikes and techniques as well as being specifically targeted by the strength and conditioning exercises. Each class is an hour and a unique experience with a group format in which everyone can work at a pace customized for their fitness levels. A class includes:
Our trainers and instructors are very friendly and supportive as are your fellow members and students. Part of the Art of Eight culture is to make sure that everyone is comfortable and supportive in the gym. This personalization of classes and training makes art of Eight the place to come for Muay Thai in San Diego. We’re here for you on every level of your training experience and fitness journey.
The search for Muay Thai in San Diego can be challenging but with Art of Eight you can rest assured that you have found your next gym. We can help you get to the next level with our experienced trainers and techniques. Meet your fitness and training goals with challenging classes. Try a free class and start training today!