Functional Training for Muay Thai, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts

Black Tiger Martial Fitness Programs

At Black Tiger Fight Club and Fitness Studios we offer a variety of programs and classes for fitness, self-defense and sport. All our classes are conducted in English. The following are the various martial arts fitness programs that we currently offer:
Muay Thai

Muay ThaiMuay Thai (or Thai Boxing) is a hard martial art from Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. Muay Thai is referred to as the "Art of Eight Limbs" or the "Science Of Eight Limbs" because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight "points of contact", as opposed to "two points" (fists) in Western boxing and "four points" (hands and feet) used in sport-oriented martial arts. Descended from the ancient Thai martial art called Muay Boran, Muay Thai is Thailand's national sport and a sanctioned event in the Asian Indoor Games, and well on its way to becoming an Olympic sport.

Boxing is a combat sport and striking system that uses only the fists for fighting. It emphasizes the development of strength and speed of punching from different angles and in various combinations. Because it is primarily a close-distance fighting style, it also develops razor-sharp reflexes and hand-eye coordination. Stamina and cardiovascular endurance is a major factor in boxing because of its intensity and explosiveness.

Cardio Kickboxing or Aerobic Kickboxing is now one of the most popular fitness trends to hit fitness gyms and health clubs in recent years. These workouts, which are inspired by martial arts, have motivated many people to start and maintain long-term personal fitness programs. This intense, total-body workout will improve strength, aerobic fitness, flexibility, coordination, and balance.

The American Council on Exercise (ACE), which evaluates exercise products and programs, notes that, during a one-hour kickboxing workout, you can burn from 500 to 800 calories, which is up to twice the calories you burn during a one-hour step-aerobics class.

Black Belt Program for Kids is a program that not only teaches the self-defense but also, and more importantly, develops important traits and characteristics in young children such as teamwork, self-confidence, respect, self-discipline and focus.


Using the traditional Japanese Karate Jiu-jitsu training as a foundation system, children go through organized drills that are both fun yet disciplined. They are required to treat each other and their instructors with a great degree of respect, and often rewarded through rank promotions and stripes.

Kids Mixed Martial Arts training gives your child a system that strengthens his or her body and mind. The Kids Mixed Martial Arts program also develops listening skills, teamwork, and a sense of responsibility. It blends Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu into one flawless, coherent and functionally effective system of self-defense and exercise. The array of fighting techniques in the Kids MMA system also incorporates other forms of unarmed fighting systems, including boxing, judo and wrestling.

WrestlingWrestling is an ancient martial art that uses grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two (occasionally more) competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position. There are a wide range of styles with varying rules with both traditional historic and modern styles. Wrestling techniques have been incorporated into other martial arts as well as military hand-to-hand combat systems.

Grappling by definition, in martial arts, is any style or mix of styles that comprises techniques that rely on grabbing and controlling the opponent using body leverage as a way of achieving the supremacy through throws and take downs, pins and submissions. Styles that can be qualified as grappling martial arts are Judo, Jiujitsu, Sambo and Olympic Wrestling, among some others.

Brazilian JiujitsuBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. It is a derivative of early 20th century Kodokan Judo, was itself then a recently-developed system (founded in 1882), based on multiple schools (or Ryu) of Japanese jujutsu.

Since 1925, over 50 members of the Gracie Family in Brazil have dedicated their lives to developing the most effective system of ground-fighting in the world. BJJ promotes the principle that smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage and proper technique; applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat them.

BJJ can be trained for self defense, sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Sparring (commonly referred to as 'rolling') and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition. BJJ is a major component of MMA and is part of the Black Tiger MMA curriculum.

Through the teaming up of China Top Team and Black Tiger, China's top BJJ black belt, Professor Ruy Menezes extends his Brazilian Jiujitsu program to Black Tiger Fight Club members.


MMAMixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills, from a mixture of martial arts and non-martial arts traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of both striking as well as grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground.

Our MMA Conditioning program develops:

  • Aerobic capacity
  • Anaerobic capacity
  • Strength
  • Functional Strength
  • Power
  • Muscular Endurance

The main ways to develop these attributes is through: Running, Sprinting, Weight Lifting, Functional Exercises, Plyometrics. We have developed a scientific system combining these elements to provide world-class training for fighters, athletes, and anyone who wants to get "fighting fit" and strong.

Our MMA Strength & Conditioning coaches are certified by the Institute of Human Performance in Boca Raton, Florida, among other internationally recognized certifications.