University of Nottingham Thai Boxing
University of Nottingham
We are the University of Nottingham Thai Boxing Society. Thai Boxing, or Muay Thai, is full contact kickboxing with elbows and knees, and originated in Thailand over three centuries ago. The University’s Thai Boxing society is the largest martial arts group at the University of Nottingham and the biggest university-led Muay Thai society nation-wide, boasting over 100 full members. Our demographic is diverse: over 60% of our membership is female and we pride ourselves on being one of the most international societies at the university, our members residing all over the world, from Dagestan, to mainland China, to South America.
We run five classes a week. This includes two standard classes, two extra classes for fighters and one engage class for students who can’t afford gym membership. On top of this, we also train twice a week in Long Eaton at our associated gym 4th Dimension MMA and hold extra cardio sessions. Outside of training, we run weekly socials, both alcoholic and sober, to allow students to have opportunities to make new friends and unwind, regardless of your background, race or religion. Furthermore, we travel at least twice a term across the country to compete in competitions and have a very good fight record as a university. Muay Thai not only gives members an opportunity to learn valuable skills for self-defence but also helps students stay fit, healthy, improves mental clarity as they overcome physical and psychological obstacles in training and fighting, which will almost certainly help them in later life.