Gracie Farmington Valley offers a wide range of striking styles to supplement and enhance your stand up fighting game. GFV chose Muay Thai, Krav Maga and Boxing as three of the foundational skills of a well rounded stand up fighter.
Muay Thai is an ancient striking sport that has proven its effectiveness. It is not flashy or demonstraive, but it is devestating in use. Our instructor Alex is an active competitor and has trained with some of the top competitors in the sport including multiple time world champion Saenchai.
Our Muay Thai instructor Alex Vinarsky (right) with Saenchai (left).
Krav Maga / Self-Defense
Krav Maga is the Israeli fighting system that is widely used and recognized as one of the best self defense systems in the world. It uses techniques that are designed to work from gross motor skill responses in order to prompt a quick and natural feeling defense. Krav focuses on an aggressive defense, almost always defending with a simultaneous counter attack. Because of this, Krav Maga is often described as “easy to learn, hard to forget.”
It is our intent to provide a safe environment for students to use boxing techniques to get a good work out and to apply skills learned with your classmates. No egos are allowed here. Our boxing program is for teens and adults only.