Muay Thai (Thai Boxing), also known as "The Art of 8 Limbs" is the national sport of Thailand which uses feet, fists, knees and elbows attacks. Strikes are thrown from close, mid or long range. Muay Thai also involves standing grappling, takedowns, throws & armlocks. Muay Thai is one of the most effective standup fighting styles in the world & has proved itself over hundreds of years in the battlefields of Southeast Asia and in the ring.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and choke holds to defeat the opponent. Sparring and live drilling play a major role in training.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport not an actual martial art. As seen in the UFC, it allows striking and grappling, both standing and on the ground, using techniques from other combat sports and martial arts. MMA requires the practitioner to use striking & footwork from Muay Thai, Clinch techniques from Muay Thai and Grappling & ground fighting & submissions from Grappling & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

We take the art of Muay Thai into the street. TheFightLab is Huddersfield's premier reality based self defence venue and we have experience training both the public, security, hospital & police staff. Though based on modern Muay Thai & Muay Boran (ancient style Muay Thai) we are in a state of constant evolution and Combat Muay Thai is never standing still, fuelled by research, drilling and investigation.

Our teaching is built upon a foundation of experience, knowledge and a strong focus on self defence.

Our Muay Thai syllabus is authorised & overseen by The Cobra Martial Arts Association and Cobra Self Defence. Our MMA & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is overseen by Mark Spencer, head coach at Team Fulinkazan MMA. Our instructor is licensed, DBS cleared and carry full UK public liability insurance and endorsement.

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