Hybrids Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes
Hybrids Muay Thai Kickboxing program has really grown over the past 3 years as the popularity of Muay Thai has exploded, especially here in the US… We now have multiple adult classes and a youth class every day. Hybrid also offers Beginners classes, Intermediate classes, and Advanced classes.
Chicago Kickboxing Classes
Head Muay Thai coach Josh has made it a point to further his education by traveling to Thailand, the home of Muay Thai kickboxing, and bringing all the knowledge back to Chicago to share with all his dedicated Hybrid students. He has also attended numerous Muay Thai and Dutch Kickboxing seminars across the country.
In Nov 2018, Coach Josh took 3 of his students on a trip to Thailand for 3 weeks. There they spent 2 weeks training with all the amazing Muay Thai trainers and fighters at Singpatong Gym in Phuket. Thailand. They also took a few days to train with all the guys over at Phuket Top Team, also in Phuket. While traveling to Bangkok, they found an amazing small gym tucked away in downtown Bangkok called Chawattana Muay Thai gym. All 3 gyms offered amazing training that consisted of lots of cardio and amazing Muay Thai techniques. Every training session you also got to work on your craft with one of their many trainers. Students also spent time doing a lot of sparring as well as Muay Thai clinch work and sparring.
Muay Thai Seminars
Hybrid has also hosted a few seminars at the gym over the past year and a half.
- In Feb 2019, they hosted Muay Thai fighter and Lethwei great Dave Leduc for a Lethwei striking seminar.
- In April of 2019, they hosted the amazing Gaston Bolanos(Lion Fight and Bellator fighter) for a Muay Thai seminar.
When not hosting seminars, Josh has made it a point to attend any nearby seminars to continue to expand his Muay Thai kickboxing knowledge. He has attended seminars with some of the best Muay Thai kickboxing fighters from around the world.
- Lion Fight and One FC fighter Jo Nattawatt.
- 7-time Muay Thai champ/Glory Kickboxing Champ Simon Marcus.
- Former Glory Kickboxing Champion, Artem Levin.
- 3 time K1 Kickboxing Champion Remy Bonjasky.
Josh also attended a seminar with the best Muay Thai fighter of all time, Saenchi. He was lucky enough to be asked to spar Saenchi and have a chance to work live with him, even landing a sweep of the Muay Thai great.
Muay Thai Kickboxing Coaches
Hybrids Muay Thai program also has 2 other amazing instructors in Travis Harris and Glory Kickboxing fighter, James Yarbrough. Both have been working with Josh and the other instructors at Hybrid for over 11 years and both have a world of knowledge when it comes to Muay Thai and Dutch Kickboxing. All 3 instructors will take the time to help you reach your fighting goals. Whether it’s just learning the basics or getting you ready to compete in a competition, Hybrid offers something for everyone when it comes to learning the amazing art of Muay Thai Kickboxing in Chicago.
What is Kickboxing?
Muay Thai or literally Thai boxing is a combat sport from Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This discipline is known as the “art of eight limbs” as it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins. Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the late 20th to 21st century, when westernized practitioners from Thailand began competing in kickboxing, mixed rules matches, as well as matches under Muay Thai rules around the world.
Adult & Youth Muay Thai Classes are available.