Do I need any experience to come to a class?

No! If you’re new, we’ll help you as needed. Just make sure that you come at least 15 minutes early so you can fill out your paperwork, and we can help you wrap your hands. Wear something comfortable and non-restrictive. Shorts and/or leggings are perfectly fine, as well as t-shirts, sports tops, or rash guards. For your first class you need not bring anything—we’ll provide wraps and gloves.

Do you provide equipment?

We do have some used/community equipment you can borrow for regular classes to get you started, but if you decide to stick with it, we highly recommend you purchase gloves, wraps, and shin guards, and knee pads. We do sell some equipment, but don’t feel obligated to buy it from us. We’re happy to give you some recommendations on sizes and brands.

How are Muay Thai classes structured?

All classes are for all levels (except for sparring), and emphasize footwork, technique, cooperation and FUN. They start with a dynamic warm-up, jump rope, shadowboxing, and can include some combination of bag work, pad work, technical drills, and conditioning. While certain skills may be emphasized over a period of time, no two classes are exactly the same, so you’ll never be bored!

Everyone is expected to work together—fighters drill with beginners, women with men, bigger people with smaller people—and help each other on their journey.

How do I get into sparring?

Participation in sparring classes is by invite from Kru Nat only. By design, it is mixed gender and ability, and the expectation is that while it is indeed competitive, all students are there to help each other grow and improve their skills. Technique, control, and respect are foremost at every session—and expected. We do not “spar hard,” and unchecked aggression, power, intimidation, or overwhelming less experienced fighters will not be tolerated.

How can I fight for Chok Sabai?

If you’re interested in joining the fight team, talk to Kru Nat! She’ll give you the breakdown of the steps you’ll need to take, and the commitment you’ll need to make.

What equipment do I need?

For classes, you’ll need bag gloves, handwraps, shin guards, and knee pads. For sparring, 16 oz. gloves, mouthguards, and groin protection are mandatory.

Do you offer private lessons?

Yes! If you’re interested in one-on-one or semi-private Muay Thai lessons, you can reach out to Kru Nat using our quick contact form (the little envelope icon on the bottom right of the site), email her at info@choksabaigym.com, or call the gym at 212.564.2920.

How much does it cost to join the gym or take classes?

Your first group class is free, so you can check out the gym with no obligation. Classes, lessons, and memberships come in a variety of flavors, ranging from individual to discounted multi-packs, so you’re sure to find something that fits your budget and schedule.

Call or visit the gym for any questions about specific pricing.

What amenities do you have at the gym?

For your convenience, we provide men’s and women’s locker rooms and restrooms, showers, towels, hair dryers, body wash, and a few other bonus toiletries. Permanent lockers can be rented on a monthly basis for an additional fee.

How do I wrap my hands?

Well, there are lots of ways of ways to do it, but here’s a video of Kru Nat demonstrating her favorite method:

Can I work out on my own at the gym?

Members may use the gym during off hours —in between classes. Individual open gym sessions are also available for a fee to non-members.

Can I rent the gym?

Yes! The gym is available to be rented for training private clients, photo shoots, seminars, workshops, music videos, and films. The high ceilings and giant windows afford wonderful natural light!

Contact Kru Nat for rental rates if you’re interested.

Do I need to register for classes online?

No—just show up!

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