F.A.Q.

What will my first class be like?

Your first class will be with the head instructor, and will ease you into the training so that you will become comfortable.  He will show you proper punching and kicking techniques, hold pads for you and help you out along the hour.  If interested in sparring, at least a week will be given in order for the student to become comfortable with the art, and even then the sparring will be limited to practicing defense technique.

Do you have children’s classes?

No, at the moment we only specialize in teaching and training adults.

How much time does training take?

Your typical class takes about One hour and 15 minutes and is split into different segments such as; warm up, stretch, bag work/shield work, pad work, technique drilling sparring and cool down.

Is sparring offered/required?

Yes sparring is offered, and NO sparring is never required.  Sparring is always OPTIONAL.  Classes spar every monday, wednesday and  friday for 15 minutes towards the end of class, and sparring classes are offered afterward for those who want to supplement their training.  Coach Victor will always have exercises for you to do in lieu of sparring.

What is Muay Thai training like?

Your average lesson will consist of you warming up, learning and practicing technique, pad work and cool downs. Also included in the lesson is a great emphasis on correct form, execution, conditioning, ring strategy (if necessary) and more.  A session of Muay Thai not only has a high caloric expenditure; it’s also a great way to tone your body and relieve stress. it’s high energy but suitable and enjoyable by all levels.

 Is Muay Thai for me?

YES!  If you want a fun, tough, enjoyable work out then MUAY THAI IS DEFINITELY FOR YOU!   

Is there danger of injury?

As with any contact sport, injuries may happen.  At The Thai Boxing Institute we take extra care in making sure everyone is paired up correctly and Coach Victor takes extra precaution to make sure everyone is training in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment.

Do you have tournaments?

Often we will have interclub sparring sessions but if one is interested in fighting as an amatuer and eventually a professional, The Thai Boxing Institute will help you reach and attain your goals through specialized ‘Fighter’ training meant to get you prepared and ready for a bout in the ring or cage!

What are your hours?

Gym hours are posted on the Location and Contact info page.  You can also get the latest updates by viewing the Schedule of Classes.

Where are you located?

We are the only muay thai west los angeles school located in Mar Vista, West Los Angeles.  Address and map are found on the Location page.

How much do lessons cost?

Monthly dues for unlimited classes are $175.  Daily drop-ins are $20/day.  This includes use of the gym during open gym hours, access to free weights, and lessons.

Private Sessions are also available at $100 per session.  Privates are a great way to get intensive instruction and immediate feedback on your form and progress.

How can I arrange a Private Session?

Contact us here.

Do I need to bring my own equipment?

TBI does provide loaner equipment (gloves, shinguards), but most students prefer to use their own gloves and protective gear.

What do I need for class?

Boxing – handwraps, gloves

MT – handwraps, gloves, (recommended: shinguards)

Sparring – handwraps, gloves, shinguards, headgear, mouthpiece