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Austin Muay Thai

WE TRAIN AND COMPETE IN MUAY THAI KICKBOXING IN AUSTIN, TX.  Muay Thai, or simply “Thai boxing”, is a martial art that utilizes not only the punches and kicks of boxing and kickboxing, but also strikes with knees and elbows as well as close-range clinch fighting. Read below for more on our Austin Muay Thai program. We offer a variety of classes that teach all of these skills in a very welcoming and community-focused environment.

Here are a few things that make Ambush Muay Thai unique:

  • Martial Art. We practice Muay Thai as a martial art, first and foremost. You will get in great shape and lose weight, but this is not cardio kickboxing.
  • On-Ramp. Start learning stance, footwork, and fundamental punches and kicks directly with an experienced coach. Tailored for students who are new to Muay Thai.
  • Structure. Advance in specific classes for techniquepad workdrills, & competition every week to ensure you work all important aspects of Muay Thai frequently.
  • Community. We are not just a class or a program, we are a team and a family. We learn together, we grow together, we excel together. Everyone supports each other and helps each other improve.
  • Competition. We compete regularly in Muay Thai events and tournaments, both locally and nationally. Not everyone competes, but everyone trains like a competitor and contributes to the team’s success. Our program has produced numerous champions in Muay Thai and MMA, several of whom started at Ambush Muay Thai with no previous experience.
  • Clinch Work. We have weekly clinch classes dedicated entirely to close-range stand-up fighting, one of the most important yet neglected aspects of kickboxing and MMA.
  • Sparring. We have a weekly dedicated sparring class for students of all levels to test their skills in a live but controlled and cooperative environment.
  • MMA. We provide striking training for MMA and have trained MMA competitors in every major organization including UFC, Bellator, ONE FC, Strikeforce, and Legacy.

Our levels of progression are:

  • Level 1 – Foundation: Learn fundamental Muay Thai techniques with no contact, a perfect start for students who have little or no experience in Muay Thai.
  • Level 2 – Application:  Apply Muay Thai mechanics with light contact and working together with a partner in drills, pad rounds, and clinch work.
  • Level 3 – Competition: Progress into more advanced Muay Thai concepts, tactics, and strategy to prepare for competition or help teammates prepare to compete.

To see examples of our training see @AmbushMuayThai on Instagram, and see the Ambush blog for additional content on topics we cover in class. The classes we offer are described below.

Austin Muay Thai Classes


“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

Our foundation classes are tailored for students who are new to Muay Thai. The first several classes focus on proper fighting stance, footwork, and fundamental punches and kicks.


“Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” – Jim Rohn

Our technique classes focus on teaching the fundamentals and mechanics of Muay Thai and boxing. These classes employ shadowboxing, partner drills, pad drills, and bag work to fine-tune punches, kicks, combinations, and defense.

Pad Work

“First work on good form and later, on speed.” – Bruce Lee

Our pad work classes focus on training strikes, combinations, and defense at full speed and power using Thai pads, focus mitts, & kick shields.


Clinch Happens” – Team Ambush

Our clinch classes focus on all aspects of fighting at close-range including position, control, flow, defense, sweeps, and attacking with knees and elbows.


“Turn your sparring into play – but always play seriously.” – Bruce Lee

Our sparring classes give students an opportunity to test what they’ve learned in class, determine which techniques work well for them and which don’t, and discover which areas of their practice need additional work.


“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.” – Sun Tzu

Our competition classes are for students who have a strong foundation in Muay Thai. It builds on fundamentals by further developing the mechanics while also focusing more on tactical applications via partner drills, pad work, and light technical sparring.

Shadow/Bag Drills

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is practice.” – Vladamir Horowitz

Our shadowboxing & bag drills classes focus on meticulous practice of Muay Thai techniques via specific drills that are guided by instructors.

Partner Drills

“Repetitio est mater studiorum” (Latin for “repetition is the mother of learning”).

Our partner drills classes focus on perfecting technique, defense, and counters via a high number of repetitions with a partner.

See our class schedule for Austin Muay Thai Kickboxing dates and times.

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