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If you find you are bored working out at the gym, then you have come to the right place. Many of our members were in the same situation prior to joining us. They spoke of lacking motivation and skipping training. Martial Arts requires a high level of concentration, you will be so focused & engaged, that you won't realise how much of a workout you are doing. 

The added bonus - You learn how to effectively defend yourself, burning as many if not more calories than an hour at the gym, all whilst having fun, and training with like minded people in a safe, positive space! 



Known as the “science of eight limbs” Muay Thai incorporates punches, kicks, elbows, and knee strikes. The use of these eight limbs makes Muay Thai one of the most lethal and effective stand-up Martial Arts in the world.

Well-known throughout the Martial Arts community, there is a reason why Muay Thai is the most popular adopted stand-up style of fighting by UFC fighters.


Generating maximum power with every technique it is a fast-paced, explosive art that can produce devastating effects. Although it is a very powerful art, it is also very technical, you will quickly be able to perform techniques that you never thought possible.


Our classes are designed to cater to everyone, from beginner to an advanced, unfit first-timer to the fighter. 

We structure the class in such a way that works for all of our students and their goals. 


  • Learn Effective Self Confidence

  • Reach Your Goals

  • Get Fighting Fit

  • Stress relief 



10) Discipline - Probably a cliche when it comes to martial arts, but if you can be disciplined about your training, this will carry over to other aspects of your life. Judging from the rampant levels of procrastination, I’m sure we could all use a little more of this in our lives.


9) Positive environment - A dojo is almost certainly the most positive environment you’ll ever be in. It’s filled with people constantly trying to improve their craft, to improve themselves, which doesn’t leave much time to judge others. With all the negativity we experience throughout the day, such an uplifting place is a welcome relief, an oasis if you will.


8) Lack of confidence - So you’re not that confident in yourself? Martial Arts builds your self esteem in a way that few things can. When you first start, almost all of the concepts are completely foreign to you. As you continue to train over time, you become more familiar and more comfortable with all of the techniques, and your understanding grows. As your Martial arts grows, your confidence in your jiu-jitsu grows with it, and this translates to higher self-esteem even outside of the dojo.


6) You’re stressin’ out - You’re really stressed out, and you need someway to get rid of it? Exercise comes highly recommended in terms of stress relief, and jiu-jitsu takes that to the next level. Whereas other forms of exercise only focus on a few areas, MMA utilizes every part of your body, leaving you cool as a cucumber when you’re done.


5) Interpersonal relationships - You’re not a people person. I get it. Guess what, training in this environment makes you a great people person. When you’re in a place where everyone is helping each other out, and you can be yourself, you start learning how to interact with people better. First you start to be really social with the people on the mat, then you realize your social skills are better no matter where you are.


4) Follow through - A lot of people have the issue of not finishing what they’ve started. Martial Arts teaches us to follow through. When you’re training, if you’re trying to submit someone, it might take you four or five tries to get the submission. If you gave up after your first try, you’d never succeed. Martial Arts teaches us to persevere, to follow through.


3) Good habits -  Martial Arts often forces us to create not only good habits, but healthy habits. You’ll start waking up early, going to bed early, eating healthy, doing even more exercise outside of Martial Arts, reading more. Heck, you might even quit smoking. Don’t believe Martial Arts can do all that? Start training and tell me how those Big Macs are working out for you.


2) Setting and achieving goals - When you start Martial Arts, you should be making a goal, and that goal is to achieve your black belt. But Martial Arts doesn’t make you create a ridiculously long term goal. No one ever sticks with those – unless you break it up into smaller goals. When you focus on achieving each belt, goals that last only 1-2 years, or even focus on learning a new move, goals that last a few days, or your personal fitness goals, it’s easy to see how Martial Arts teaches us to set goals and achieve them.


1) Self-defense - The best reason to learn Martial Arts is for self-defense. It was created for that purpose, to level the playing field, so that smaller and weaker people could handle themselves against bigger and stronger opponents. Some people think they’ll never be in a situation where they’ll need to defend themselves. Why take that risk? I’m not talking about a bar room brawl, I’m talking about someone mugging you at knifepoint while you’re alone in the middle of the night. Or some drunk guy is getting a little too loud and a little too close on the train. Unfortunately, if you hit him, you’ll be the one in trouble with the law. This is why MMA, Jiujitsu & Muaythai is so versatile – it gives you a middle ground. It gives you tools to neutralize a threat that doesn’t have to end with you punching someone in the face, or breaking someone’s arm. These options are there if you need them, but you have alternatives.

The best way to find out if you’ll like it is simply to go into a school and watch a class. Better yet, ask if you can take a class or introductory lesson. Many schools offer these for free so you can try it out. What you learn from us at AOT can be implemented in so many other areas of your life, I think everyone should learn it.

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