Waco Kickboxing at its finest. Led by striking and boxing master Luis Suarez.

Striking Program

Classes are open to all fitness and skill levels. Each class is led by head striking and boxing master Luis Suarez. Students will learn a variety of striking techniques and get improve their fitness in the process!

Students will also:

  • Understand the mechanics of proper striking
  • Learn the basics of Muay Thai, kickboxing and TWAS
  • Develop practical self-defense skills
  • Improve body composition and overall fitness

To get started, just complete this short registration form and you'll get instant access to all of our self-defense, jiu jitsu, and striking programs for one full week, at no charge. No previous training or gear required!

We can't wait to meet you!

What is Muay Thai?

Muay Thai is a stand-up martial art and combat sport that utilizes punching, kicking, kneeing and various clinching techniques. People also refer to it as “Thai boxing”. And because you use all of your limbs…(fists, elbows, knees and shins) it’s known as the “art of eight limbs”.

Is Muay Thai good for self-defense?

Because it was created as a self-defense method for unarmed combat military to use on the battlegrounds, it is one of the most effective martial arts for self-defense.

But Muay Thai is more than punching and kicking. It also involves various defensive techniques that can help you minimize the chances of getting hurt in an attack.

As a beginner in Muay Thai, one of the first things you learn is how to block to protect your head and body. And these techniques will come in handy to keep you from being knocked out if you’re in a fight.

Another technique like the push-kick (Muay Thai Thip) can keep an attacker at bay. And just as important as learning how to punch or block, is learning good movement and footwork, which will minimize your chances of getting hit.

Will Kickboxing help me lose weight?

Aside from learning valuable self-defense techniques, another benefit of taking a kickboxing class is the cardio and upper-body workout you’ll get. Ask anyone that has put on gloves and went head-to-head with a bag…it never loses. You’ll definitely feel the burn.

Some additional benefits of a kickboxing are;
You’ll probably tap into your anaerobic fitness too
You’ll increased your overall flexibility
Improve your speed and agility
Your brain will also get a good sweat
It’s a fantastic stress-reliever

Why should you choose Select to learn martial arts?

Part of our mission is to help people improve their lives through martial arts.

The environment we helped to create, along with our very knowledgeable instructors and awesome community make learning a martial art fun and rewarding.

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Kickboxing and boxing sparring drills
Coach Luis Suarez coaching proper punching techniques
Hitting the heavy bag during a kickboxing workout

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3116 Franklin Ave.
Waco, Texas 76710
254-644-5717

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