Muay Thai

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 a grappling element called the clinch. 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. Unlike Kickboxing, Muay Thai utilises standup grappling known as clinch. For fighting at close quarters, clinch work provides a solid foundation. This offers a kind of stand-up grappling which is very offensive. Clinch work does not just concentrate on control but creates shattering elbow strikes.

Self Defence

Our Self Defence classes, 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. Drawing influenced by Muay Thai, Muay Boran & Grappling we are in a state of constant evolution and we never standing still, fuelled by research and investigation. Our syllabus is designed to be usable immediately without years of honing. This is a highly efficient & effective martial art with its no-nonsense approach to dealing with an attacker that is armed or unarmed. We are dedicated towards the study and investigation of survival of the modern day streets.


Mixed Martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport not an actual martial art. 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. Taking these multi-dimensional principles and creating a complete form of fighting, the coaches will pay particular attention to teaching you the fundamentals and making sure you improve in both skill and understanding of the sport at a comfortable pace.

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 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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