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    Muay Thai Kickboxing

    What does a famous Octopus painting and Muay Thai have in common? They are both “an art of 8 limbs”. Okay, so that was a stretch. But it’s true! Muay Thai really is known as the art of 8 limbs, and you’ll just have to take this kickboxing class to find out why. At Gracie Barra, you’ll learn that the 8 limbs come from the use of both hands, elbows, knees. and shins. A practitioner of Muay Thai “nak muay” thus has the ability to execute strikes using eight “points of contact” as opposed to two (fists) in many Western boxing styles. It is just as the old ancient phrase goes, “Learn the art of the 8 limbs, lest ye become calamari.” Or something like that.
    Muay Thai Kickboxing

    4501 NW Shilshole Ave, Seattle

    • Get a fantastic workout through the fast-paced sport of Muay Thai kickboxing
    • Learn the fundamentals of Muay Thai kickboxing, including punches, kicks, and counters
    • Increase your confidence, strength, stamina, flexibility, and endurance
    • Pick up effective self defense skills that can be employed in real-life situations
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    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals

    Things Brazil is known for: soccer, amazing coffee, Caipirinhas AKA the national drink, being the only Portuguese-speaking country in South America, The Christ Redeemer (One of the 7 wonders), The Amazon, having more monkey breeds than anywhere else in the world, and last, but not least, Jiu-Jitsu. Get to know the last in the list at The Gracie Barra Fundamentals Program, where you’ll learn the basic principles of effective fighting. Theirs is a structured program which condenses an immense diversity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu into core fundamental moves combined intelligently and safely to optimize your learning. Top performing fighters and individuals follow a common set of principles that sustain their success, and these guys are here to share it with you! The practice of Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu allows individuals to understand these principles through an exciting process that combines instruction, observation, practice, appropriate feedback, live training and competition. So get to know Brazil in the most action-packed way -- and then, maybe celebrate with Caipirinhas.
    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals

    4501 NW Shilshole Ave, Seattle

    • Learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a martial art that emphasizes grappling and ground fighting
    • Improve your strength, stamina, and flexibility by practicing the essential movements in this beginner class
    • Discover how to quickly and effectively react to any opponent
    • Challenge yourself while training in a safe and fun environment
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