Thai boxing or Muay Thai is a martial art that has been around for centuries. It was practised in Thailand and nereby countries by soldiers and farmers to protect the country from invasion. Over the years it has developed into one of the most effective martial arts in the world. During Thai boxing it is permitted to use fists, elbows, knees and legs. Thai boxing has several styles with their own rules and techniques, including the Mejiro-style. This is a combination of American kickboxing and Thai boxing. Karate influences are also clearly reflected in the Mejiro-style.
Safety measures coronavirus:
- Adhere to the RIVM guidelines and the guidelines of the TU Delft.
- Keeping 1.5 metres distance is no longer a rule; however, it is still a sensible idea to allow each other plenty of room.
- Any symptoms: stay at home and get tested.
- Good hygiene remains important.
- If you take part in activities that fall under your X subscription, make sure you have your Campus Card or X card with you.
- Inside Cafe X and at some events, a COVID certificate is required.
During these adjusted general training sessions as a result of the corona measures, you work as much as possible individually and in small groups on your condition, technique and discipline. This is equipped for all levels. You will learn various boxing and kicking techniques, such as the Jab and the low kick, but you also learn typical Muay Thai techniques such as the clinch and the elbow punch. Although this a adjusted training, it remains a solid fitness training with technical exercises.
Schedule & enrolment
Elya started practicing capoeira when she was fifteen years old. She gives lessons and workshops for children and adults. Since 2013 she is also practicing Martial Arts, with among others kickboxing. She has been working as a Kickbox/Muay Thai and Capoeira teacher at X since 2016.
Shely Santana dos Santos
Shely started practicing Capoeira when he was eight years old. In 2007 he started as a Capoeira instructor, until 2013 in Argentina. Besides Capoeira, Shely started kickboxing in 2004. In 2009 he had his first professional fight.