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JUNIOR PROGRAMS

MINI MUAY THAI (AGES 3-6)

Start them young; improve their focus, coordination and confidence, all while having lots of fun. This is the class where it all began when Kru Giles started JMT 10 years ago for his then 3 year old daughter and friends. Now, many of those same minis are the teenage coaches who teach the current crop of young students.

KIDS MUAY THAI (AGES 6-11)

Fun-filled, dynamic classes that teach kids a powerful effective martial art and the respect, confidence and self-control that go hand-in-hand with it.

TEENS MUAY THAI (AGES 11-16)

A transition from junior to adult Muay Thai, with more advanced concepts and drills, as well as a wonderful sense of camaraderie and support from other teens.

JUNIOR SPARRING (7-16)

For more advanced students who want to try their hand at sparring and eventually competition. These classes are carefully structured to build a students skills and confidence so that they can eventually compete in the ring.

Protective equipment is worn and no-head contact is allowed for young students as they work on developing fight intelligence rather than aggression.

JUNIOR MUAY-THAI PRAJAD LEVELS

Although it is not traditional to have belt levels or gradings in Muay Thai, at Jax Muay Thai we believe it is important for children to see clear signs of their progression in the martial arts and to learn how to set goals and work towards them in a structured and disciplined manner.

A Prajiad is a traditional small band of cloth worn around the biceps of a Thai fighter that has a deep symbolic meaning and is often blessed by a monk. Traditionally, the Prajiad was composed of fabric from a dress and/or strands of hair belonging to the mother of the boxer; it is believed to help the thai fighter avoid injury or fatality,  and  to increase  their confidence in battle.

We have 3 Prajiiad testings a year. early spring, late summer and winter.

There are 12 Prajiad Levels in the Jax Muay Thai junior system, once you have tested level one and showed focus and good behavior you are eligible to start sparring drills, once you’ve tested Level 3 you are eligible to start sparring.

Before testing students must show discipline and focus in class and always abide by the Junior Code of Conduct!

JMT JUNIOR CODE OF  CONDUCT

1.

Always respect your parents, instructors/teachers, classmates, and yourself.

2.

When you enter Jax Muay Thai you are entering a classroom and should treat it as such. Place your shoes and bags in a cubby or on a shelf then sit and wait quietly until class starts. After class clean any pads you used. hang them up then promptly leave the mat.

3.

Listen to your instructor/coach in class and always address them with respect as Coach “Steve” or Coach “John”or Coach “Zach”, and Kru or Coach Giles.

4.

Respect your own and the gym’s equipment. Clean it after use and return it to its correct place. Children in Thailand often don’t have any gloves or running shoes – recognize how incredibly fortunate you are.

5.

Always wear your Jax Muay Thai uniform to class: JMT shirt and Muay Thai shorts and remember your gloves.

6.

We want you to have fun but being a clown is disrespectful to the art of Muay Thai, your instructors and your parents who pay for your training. There is to be no falling over, no tripping or pushing other students, and no messing around during class.

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