When I first tried out 8 Limbs Academy my primary martial art of practice was Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I practiced Jiu Jitsu 3-5 times a week and took Muay Thai classes maybe 1-2 times a month at another gym in Philadelphia, so I had an idea of what Muay Thai was about. After taking my first class with Coach Charlie I was blown away at how effective the training was while still being easy to grasp varying from someone who’s never practiced a martial art or played sports all the way up to a professional level athlete. On top of that what I didn’t expect is that Coach Charlie and Kate would welcome me to become a part of a staff and community built on family and friendship. 8 limbs has become my extended family and you can bet if I’m not at home or working elsewhere I’m at 8 Limbs Muay Thai Academy. Alongside myself my two oldest children are also students and my wife is a part of the staff. Coach Charlie and Kate work very hard to make sure 8 Limbs is a place where all people feel accepted, get a great workout and learn authentic Muay Thai.