About 8 Limbs Academy

8 Limbs Academy provides a safe and clean environment where all are welcomed to learn without discrimination, intimidation or fear. We want to empower people with the confidence to achieve their goals – whether it be getting fit, learning a martial art, testing yourself physically or pushing yourself to grow emotionally. We offer Muay Thai, Kickboxing & Strength/Kettlebells as a means to grow.


We build the culture of the school by using a few very simple concepts. 1) Be Kind 2) Have courage 3) Go Hard 4) Have Fun. With these concepts, anyone can achieve their goals in and outside of the school. The discipline of a martial art is meant to translate to all aspects of a student’s life.

Be kind to those around you. Be kind to our neighborhood. Be kind to our facility. Be the example you want to see in the world.

It takes courage to be a beginner. It takes courage to push past your limitations. It takes courage to step in the ring. It takes courage to achieve your goals.

The hardest part about showing up to the gym is showing up to the gym. Going hard doesn’t mean you should act like a dumb-dumb. It means, nothing worth-it comes easy. If you want it, you gotta go get it.

The training is meant to be difficult. It’s meant to push you in ways you probably haven’t been pushed before. The work is the same whether you love it or hate it. May as well have a good time.

8 Limbs Academy Blog

On being Long


By: Claire Morton I started training Muay Thai because the gym opened up right around the corner, not because of a specific draw to train martial arts, not because I knew anything about... READ MORE

From Bboy to Nak Muay


By: Derick Lachino Lai Moving your body in a specific manner that is out of your comfort zone is an experience that we can all relate to when starting with a new martial... READ MORE

Muay Thai is Community


By: Greg Thomposn What really got me hooked on my MuayThai wasn’t the awesome fighting techniques or the excellent exercise, but the community that’s built around the art. I got my start in... READ MORE

The Future of Muay Thai


By: Athylia Paremski “Please line up tallest to shortiest” is a command that our youth class is far too familiar with. It is usually followed up by muddled grumbling and conversation that are... READ MORE

Please Stay on the Path


By: Jenine Pilla If you have trained with me at 8 Limbs Academy, you probably know me as the positive one, the cheerleader who loves a good Taylor Swift song and a corny... READ MORE