Bang Muay Thai in Central Florida!

Bang Muay Thai Mount Dora in Central Florida

Bang Muay Thai comes to Central Florida!

“This is the Best System in the World.” – Joe Rogan

Central Florida's Premier Bang Muay Thai Affiliate
Bang Muay Thai for MMA
Duane "Bang" Ludwig and Coach Brian Ruscio
Duane “Bang” Ludwig and Coach Brian Ruscio

Bang Muay Thai was developed by the one and only Duane “Bang” Ludwig who currently holds the UFC record for the official fastest knockout, only 6 seconds. He is also well known for leading T.J. Dillashaw to his dominating TKO victory over Renan Barao.  Duane “Bang” Ludwig won consecutive Coach of the Year awards in 2013 and 2014!  He was considered the key element in helping Team Alpha Male win the Gym of the Year Award by the World MMA Awards.  Previous to these coaching accomplishments, Duane “Bang” Ludwig won several championships with K1, ISKA, WKA, and IKF. He was the only K1 World MAX Champion to compete in UFC and 1 of only 5 K1 Champions to do the same.

Grappling Mastery is proud to have Coach Duane Ludwig at the head of our Bang Muay Thai program!

Muay Thai is known as the art of 8 limbs because it uses knee strikes and elbow strikes in addition to feet and hands. Originally known as Muay Boran, it was designed for war, to take out an opponent as quickly as possible. Like grappling, Muay Thai Boxing is up close and personal,  perfect for the grappling styles.

Grappling Mastery offers Bang Muay Thai classes to compliment our superior grappling, giving our students the complete package for MMA. Great grappling and awesome striking! Perfect for MMA! Ready for any situation!

Bang Muay Thai Central Florida Kid's Program
Grappling Mastery’s Little Ninjas!

We also have incorporated Bang Muay Thai into our Kids Bullyproof Program as well!  The Little Ninjas will learn how to defend themselves should they ever need to.  They will learn how to punch and kick in combinations just like the adults in a class that is focused on them.  We teach Muay Thai as a martial art first, so respect and discipline is very important to us.  Students will have the opportunity to be ranked in the Best Muay Thai System in the World!

We will be implementing the program immediately.  Anyone who attends class in April will receive a Free Bang Muay Thai Ranked Shirt.

Information on Ranking and Requirements will be provided as it becomes available.  If you are new to Muay Thai you can find gear at MMA Warehouse.  You will need 14-16 ounce Boxing Gloves and Muay Thai Shin Pads.

Classes will be 6 days per week, morning and night!

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New Muay Thai Classes in Mount Dora!

Kids Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes in Lake County, Florida
Ladies and Kids Muay Thai Kickboxing is great for self defense
Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes for Kids and Adults!

Grappling Mastery is proud to announce our New Muay Thai Kickboxing Class Schedule.  Due to our continued growth we have decided to split our class into a Kids Muay Thai Kickboxing Class at 5pm until 6pm on Fridays and Adult Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes every Friday at 6pm until 7pm.  We will hold Open Mats afterward to allow time for additional drilling, sparring, or even rolling.  You can find the Grappling Mastery Class Schedule here.

Grappling Mastery Head Instructor Brian Ruscio and Muay Thai Coach Mike Sgroi
Grappling Mastery Head Instructor Brian Ruscio and Muay Thai Coach Mike Sgroi

All Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes are taught by Coach Mike Sgroi and Coach Brian Ruscio!

Muay Thai is known as the art of 8 limbs.  Some of the greatest fighters in the UFC and other MMA events are Muay Thai fighters.  Coach Sgroi and Coach Ruscio have trained many MMA Fighters, both Pro and Amateur.  Muay Thai is an effective martial art for self defense and will prove to be a great workout as well.  Many places offer “Cardio Kickboxing” which may give you a workout but wouldn’t serve you well to protect yourself or your family.  Our Muay Thai Classes at Grappling Mastery will teach you proper techniques to help you learn how to defend yourself should you ever need to while giving you workout you are looking for.

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What is Grappling?

Grappling Mastery: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA Academy

Grappling is a style of fighting that does not involve punches, kicks, or any other type of striking.  Some Martial Arts that use Grappling Techniques are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Judo, and Sambo.  Some striking arts have grappling elements such as Muay Thai and Sanshou or Sanda.

Grappling specializes in Throws, Takedowns, Controlling your Opponent, Dominant Positioning, Sweeps, Joint Locks, Chokes, and other Submissions.  Some Grappling Styles use a Gi, or Kimono, while others do not.

In the early days of UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships) Grappling was introduced as a formidable style of fighting when Royce Gracie and the Gracie Family fought in a No Holds Barred tournament to show which styles came out on top.  Royce beat most opponents without throwing a single punch and used a lackluster front kick only to distract people from his attempt to clinch for a takedown.  His biggest rivalries were against Ken Shamrock, a submission fighter and Dan Severn, a Greco-Roman Wrestler.  He also had a notable fight against Kimo Leopoldo, in which Kimo was credited as a Taekwondo Black Belt, though he also wrestled growing up.

Other UFC, King of the Cage, and Pride FC matches proved over and over that Grappling Arts were superior to the striking arts.  Not until later, when strikers started to learn techniques from Grappling and how to counter them, did they start to overcome the grapplers.  In response, Grapplers started to learn how to strike and combined it with Grappling.  This was the evolution of mixed martial arts we see today.  Many fights now come down to who the better athlete was, not which martial art is superior.  This is because the athletes are both familiar with striking and grappling.  Grappling remains a vital part of every MMA fighter’s training regimen.

At Grappling Mastery we specialize in the Grappling Arts.  Professor Brian Ruscio is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and has been Wrestling since 5 years of age.  He also has extensive knowledge of Judo and Sambo techniques.  Grappling Mastery also offers Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes to compliment our Grappling Techniques.  Muay Thai Coach Mike Sgroi and Professor Brian Ruscio both have a history of training MMA Fighters, both amateur and professional, some even appearing on TUF (The Ultimate Fighter) and UFC.

Come try a FREE Class at Grappling Mastery to see what Grappling is all about.  We have a great group of people waiting to help you!

BANG Muay Thai Combinations from a recent class at Grappling Mastery

Muay Thai Class at Grappling Mastery in Mount Dora

Here are some videos from another Muay Thai Kickboxing Class at Grappling Mastery MMA Academy in Mount Dora, Florida.

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