Functional Fighting Fitness
Muay Thai - Kick Boxing - Self Defense!
Instructor - Charlie Fisher
When you see Charlie train, you get it. He is the consummate boxing and fighting athlete, with a background solidly built on old school boxing and Muay Thai martial arts. Charlie is an elite athlete with the credentials to support it. He is an accomplished endurance athlete with elite level running capacity. He has been a member of CFFTW since early 2010 and has developed into one of the best athletes. His list of accomplishments include:
- Instructor under Ajarn Chai (Thai Boxing Association of the USA)
- 4-2 record amateur Muay Thai Boxing
- 2-0 record professional Boxing
- 30-9 record amateur Boxing 1999
- New York State Golden Gloves Open Class Welterweight Champion 1999
- New York State Golden Gloves Outstanding Fighter of Tournament
- 1995 Penn State Boxing Team
Isaac started training martial arts at the age of 13 under Won Park in Tae Kwon Do and continued until the age of 18. After a short sabbatical, at the age of 25, he began studying Aikido under the late Bill Sosa. For the next several years he studied Western Boxing, Wing Chung Kung Fu, Phillipino Stick Fighting and Brazilian Jujitsu under Travis Lutter. Two years ago he started crossFitting and has combined his martial arts expertise with crossFit to assist Charlie in instructing the 3FX classes.
Students can be expected to have fun while learning basic self defense tactics, striking, kicking, and clinching using the "eight points of contact." Muay Thai makes use of the hands, elbows, knees, and feet as points of contact for defense. Combining Muay Thai and traditional boxing with CrossFit is a powerful fusion of, "functional fighting fitness!"
Formal Muay Thai techniques are divided into two groups: mae mai or major techniques and luk mai or minor techniques. Muay Thai is often a fighting art of attrition, where opponents exchange blows with one another. This is certainly the case with traditional stylists in Thailand, but is a less popular form of fighting in the contemporary world fighting circuit where the Thai style of exchanging blow for blow is no longer favorable. Almost all techniques in Muay Thai use the entire body movement, rotating the hip with each kick, punch, elbow and block.
Classes are taught in an open and interactive format and we guarantee that you will get a great, "sweat on." Interval style fight training is incorporated to insure the development of explosive power and anaerobic capacity. Our goal is that each student have fun, develop self defense skills, increased mobility and capacity for well rounded fitness.
Classes are held at 6:00 pm Tues and 10:00-11:00 am on Saturday mornings at the West box. Anyone who is a member can participate. At the present time, there is no additional cost to members above the regular CrossFit monthly membership.
Please contact the box to enroll in classes. 817-565-0125