Muay Thai or Thai Boxing is the national sport and cultural martial art of Thailand. It was developed several hundreds of years ago as a form of close-combat that utilizes the entire body as a weapon. Muay Thai is referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs”; and using eight points of contact the body mimics weapons of war. The hands become the sword and dagger; the shins and forearms were hardened in training to act as armor against blows, and the elbow to fell opponents like a heavy mace or hammer; the legs and knees became the axe and staff. Knees and elbows constantly search and test for an opening while grappling and trying to spin an enemy to the ground.
At Ottawa Fight & Fitness, the training is intense, fun and safe. The classes incorporate the same elements of training as in Thailand’s boxing camps. Classes begin with skipping, followed by shadow boxing (technique), pad work, heavy bag work, and finish with conditioning drills. We offer classes for adults of all levels, co-ed, recreational through competitors (pro/am), and those who simply find Thai Boxing to be an unbeatable training regimen! Contact us today to try out authentic Muay Thai, taught by professionals in our friendly and inviting environment. Experience for yourself a striking art that is proven to be effective not just in the ring, but also at getting you in the best shape of your life!
We’re happy to offer the sweet science of boxing to our members. Our boxing coaches will teach members the fundamentals of footwork and movement, Offensive and Defensive drills, and Basic to Advanced Punching techniques and combinations. Members will learn to use Heavy Bags and Punch Mitts to practice techniques. Conditioning and Mobility drills are also stressed in this class. Come try out this awesome class to get a great boxing workout, punch away excess body fat and stress, improve punching skills, and have fun all while getting fighting fit!
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
BJJ is a self-defense martial art and combat sport based on grappling, ground fighting and submission holds. It focuses on the skill of controlling one's opponent, gaining a dominant position and using a number of techniques to force them in to submission via joint locks or chokeholds. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling and in self-defense situations. BJJ is considered a martial art, a sport, a method of promoting physical fitness and building character, and a way of life.
Brasa is a well established World Championship Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team/affiliation with a rich history and lineage. Since its inception in 2004 it has produced and nurtured many world-renowned jiu jitsu practitioners and world champion competitors. Brasa was one of the top competition teams in the world during the mid 2000’s and continues to, under the leadership of several incredible hard working and dedicated instructors, consistently produce talented, high level practitioners.
Brasa Ottawa at Ottawa Fight and Fitness is affiliated with Brasa under 5th degree black belt and world champion Professor Mario “Esfiha” Queiroga (Mario Esfiha Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) in Austin, Texas.