Lumpini Thai Boxing and MMA Club
The Lumpini Club was established by Sean Toomey in London in 1990, and has since gained a reputation for great fighters and a friendly gym. Many past students of Lumpini, have gone on to open very successful gyms around the United Kingdom. After relocating to the New Forest, Hampshire in 2002, Sean Toomey opened Lumpini Hampshire in New Milton, with classes in Lymington and Dibden and in January 2007 we moved to our new permanent facility at the Ocean Gym, Southampton.
The club originally taught just Thai Boxing, but now also teaches MMA and Boxing. We welcome not only those wishing to compete, but also those wanting to learn Thai Boxing, MMA or Boxing for fitness or self defence. Classes are held for all abilities with both male and female instructors.
We have a strong fight team of both Thai Boxers and MMA fighters, details can be found on our club website www.lumpinithaiboxing.co.uk and Lumpini were the club winners of the UK MMA League 2008-2009.
We also hold regular seminars, social events and training trips to Thailand.
Thai Boxing is the ancient martial art and national sport of Thailand. It is known as the eight weapon fighting art and involves the use of kicks, knees, elbows and fists. To be a Muay Thai fighter requires much courage, endurance, stamina, knowledge and skill. Unlike many other martial arts, Muay Thai is a full contact sport and professional fighters only wear boxing gloves for protection.
Muay Thai training is a fantastic way to improve fitness, calorie burn, tone, build strength and power, relieve stress and learn self defence.
Punch Bags, pad work, shadow boxing, circuit training and sparring (optional) all form part of Muay Thai training.
Lumpini Thai Boxers 2009
MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)
MMA is as the name suggests a mixture of the martial arts. Competitors in MMA must have both strong stand up fighting skills as well as ground skills. In MMA you will learn the striking arts of Boxing and Thai Boxing, but also wrestling, Ju Jitsu, Judo and submission techniques. Fighters compete in a eight sided cage with just grappling gloves for protection.
Muay Thai and MMA training is a fantastic way to improve fitness, calorie burn, tone, build strength and power, relieve stress and learn self defence.
Lumpini MMA Fighters 2009
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