Learn self-defence or ancient art in Krav Maga and Muay Thai classes starting January

Work those extra pounds off, get fit and have fun while learning Krav Maga and/or Muay Thai in the new year.

Two women practicing Muay Thai at Tait McKenzie

Two women practise Muay Thai at Tait McKenzie

Krav Maga is a very practical self-defence system that uses the natural reactions of the human body to provide defensive techniques against various unarmed and armed attacks and situations. It includes principles of fitness, self-confidence, awareness, conflict avoidance and escape.

Krav Maga classes will start Monday, Jan. 13 and run even Monday and Wednesday, from 5 to 6:30pm and every Tuesday and Thursday, from noon to 1pm.

The ancient art and sport of Muay Thai was originally developed by the people of Thailand as a combat tool and is currently an integral part of Thai culture and history. It is now a competitive ring sport that hosts the best conditioned athletes in non-stop explosive action.

Muay Thai classes will start Monday, Jan. 13 and run even Monday and Wednesday, from noon to 1:30pm and every Tuesday and Thursday, from 4:30 to 6pm

Classes for both will be held in Studio 2, Tait McKenzie Centre, Keele campus. The fee for members for the one-hour Krav Maga class is $84 and $125 for non-members. For the one-and-a-half-hour class in both Krav Maga and Muay Thai, the cost is $104 for members and $155 for non-members. There will be 16 sessions in each discipline. No experience is necessary.

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