Did you know that you can have your child start learning Muay Thai starting from age 4? Double Dose Muay Thai Gym offers classes Tuesdays and Thursdays every week from 4:45PM-5:30PM for children ages 4-7. The program is called Muay Tinys. It is a co-ed class where students are taught the basic techniques in Muay Thai. Once they have passed the Muay Tiny’s class and are at an age that they can advance, they can get promoted into the youth classes. The Muay Tinys program holder Coach Ben and his assistant coach Miranda enjoy helping the children learn how to punch, kick, elbow and knee. They create great games to keep them focused and motivated to learn. They make sure all the children interact with each other and become friends so that they enjoy coming to class and being in a friendly environment. There is no testing in the Muay Tinys Program because instructors want children to stay motivated and not feel pressure for when they move up into a higher program. The Muay Tinys program is get children started with Muay Thai as early as possible and familiarize them with techniques and skills. Coach Ben teaches one technique per month so that the children are not overwhelmed. Throughout the month he helps the children learn how to properly do the technique and learn how to use it with partners. Coach Ben and Coach Miranda both work together to make sure that at the end of the month the child knows the technique and can perform it with no difficulties. Apart from teaching the students muay thai, the instructors teach them how to be respectful and teach them discipline. Like all Muay Thai classes there is a ranking system, but they of course have different ranking. Instead of testing the children get promoted and get arm bands that are white with a different color braided into it. Each time they get promoted and have showed improvement they will move up in rank. If you want to get your child involved in sports and want a sport that will teach your child respect and discipline along with self defense, get them signed up for Muay Tinys at Double Dose Muay Thai.
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Double Dose Muay Thai expresses alot of culture and tradition from Thailand. The uniform worn by each student is a tradition from Thailand, when military soldiers in first created Muay Thai Kickboxing. Another tradition that is kept at double dose is every student is required to wear an arm band that represents the students experience level. Originally soldiers who served the Thailand military would leave their wives for months and possibly even years at times. The wives would rip a piece of their dress and wrap something of sentimental value and tie it on their husbands arm so that they would have a memory of their families to guide them home. Showing respect and being thankful were two things that were brought up from the very beginning. Everyone that does Muay Thai & Brazilian Jiu Jitzu at Double Dose is very respectful and thankful. They teach you the importance of value and expect you to not only show it at the gym but everywhere you go. From day one that you enter the gym as a student the coaches and instructors show you how to show respect before stepping foot onto the mat. They also teach every student that before you hit the bag and after every round of hitting the bag you need to finish off by giving respect. Just like you show respect to the bag you do the same when you partner up with a classmate. If you forget to show respect, instructors will remind you and warn you if you forget to do it again you will need to do push ups. They do not make you do push ups because they want to be mean, they do it because they want to teach discipline and respect. Instructors and coaches at Double Dose expect you to know only be respectful and thankful at the gym but everywhere you go.