Muay Thai Grades
Blackbelt & Kru training
Kickboxing is known as ‘The art of Striking’, and Striking is regarded by many as ‘The Ultimate form of combat’.
With correct and regular training Kickboxers can develop power in their striking techniques that is much stronger than their physical bodyweight, thus leading to a tremendous advantage in a real-life self-defense situation.
MMA – Grading Syllabus at Elite Martial Arts
The core of the Kickboxing system taught at the Elite Martial Arts Gym is based on Technique & Fitness training with Self-Defense applications. Only if a person wishes, are they offered Competition training. It is stressed that the majority of our members do not compete and that you would not be expected too either.
Therefore, our members can also progress though our grading syllabus should they wish to train towards their Black Belt in Combudo Kickboxing MMA.
The Elite Gym’s MMA – Kickboxing syllabus teaches Striking using Kicks, Boxing, Knees, Elbows and Open-Palm Striking. Plus, Throws, takedowns, pins/holds & submissions. Not forgetting our ground and pound techniques. Techniques are taught for competition & self-defence applications.
Utilizing techniques and training methods from Thai-Kickboxing (Muay-Thai) and Japanese Kickboxing (K-1) as well as traditional techniques from Judo, Ju Jitsu, Muay-Boran and Kyokushin making it an ideal system for those seeking training in a striking/grappling system for Self-defense or for Ring/Cage-Sport under Combudo, Kickboxing, Muaythai or MMA Rules.
Additionally, the Elite Gym’s Kickboxing system also teaches Ground-Striking, for those wanting to compete under M.M.A. (Mixed-Martial-Arts) Rules where matches involve Standup-fighting and Ground-fighting. The Ground-Striking is covered in separate classes to the regular timetable via our ‘Combudo/MMA classes’ (Which include Striking-for-M.M.A.) program.
Jeff Bullock is a 6th Degree Blackbelt under this system.
Muay Thai Grading Syllabus at Elite Martial Arts
Our Muay Thai system is that of the MTIA & Grand-Master Toddy. Thohsaphon Sitiwatjana is a Thai martial artist and Muay Thai instructor. He is known as Master Toddy because after moving to the UK, people were unable to pronounce his name correctly. Thohsaphon has been a Muay Thai instructor since the age of 16 and has trained over 40 world champions over 5 decades
Members can learn the traditional Muay Thai system of 8 limbs and progress via the MTIA grading system that is recognized in Thailand and progress to their Red Pra Jiad’s (Kru) in Muay Thai.
Jeff Bullock is an Ajarn, (Master) under this system and a well know student of Master Toddy’s.