THE ORIGINAL AND FIRST HOME OF MUAY THAI AND LETHWEI
ESTABLISHED IN 2005
Swindon Martial Arts is a family run club (we are not part of a franchise).
With over 41 years of martial arts knowledge and 20 years teaching experience you are in good hands.
Swindon Martial Arts started in 2005 to supplement the founder Arjan Ashley’s martial arts training.
Swindon Martial Arts is the first established Muay Thai and Lethwei camp in Swindon.
Swindon Martial Arts is growing from strength to strength, we have a open door policy welcoming everyone with open arms into our Muay Thai, Lethwei family.
Hi I am Arjan Ashley, I am the chief instructor and founder of Swindon Martial Arts, home of Muay Thai and Lethwei.
Martial arts is an everlasting journey where you are forever learning, from a beginner to master.
As long as I have the knowledge of martial arts, I will pass the knowledge on with an open mind and an open heart.
I class it an honour and a privilege to be a teacher to the young and old.
Thai boxing or Muay Thai is known as the art of the eight limbs and the sport of kings.
Muay Thai is an essential part of Thai culture right from its dawn, it originates from the fighting art of Muay Boran which is a modern term meaning ancient or traditional.
Muay Boran is the umbrella name for all the various ancient unarmed techniques and regional styles originating from Siam.
The martial art is said to be over 2000 years old and began as a close combat battlefield fighting skill. The eight basic tools of Muay Thai are the, two legs (shins), two knees, two hands and the two elbows.
Burmese boxing or Lethwei is the ancient fighting sport of Myanmar, its known as the art of the nine limbs.
Lethwei is the older cousin of Muay Boran and the grand farther of South East Asian Martial Arts.
Lethwei is renowned for the use of the head as a weapon which can cause an instant knock out.
Lethwei has similarities to Muay Thai but there are differences in the technical application and the rules of the sport.
Lethwei has been class as the most devastating standup fighting art in the world.
CHILD STANDING ORDER: one lesson per week for the month - £30
ADULT STANDING ORDER: one lesson per week for the month - £35
ADULT STANDING ORDER: two lessons per week for the month - £56
ADULT STANDING ORDER: three lessons per week for the month - £65
JOINING FEE £18
Arjan Ashley Eaglestone has been training in martial arts for over 38 years. Ashley & Instructor Mike George were the first fully qualified Muay Thai instructors in Swindon. Ashley still continues to train in various martial arts and self defence disciplines.
Martial Arts qualifications
Arjan Muay Thai
Kru Muay Boran
5th Dan Black Belt K-1 Kickboxing
Panantukan Level Two Instructor
Jeet Kune Do Instructor
1st Dan Freestyle Ju-Jitsu
1st Dan Black Belt Cobra Freestyle
Cobra Self Defence
Combat Clinchwork Self Defence Instructor
Former National Champion in the GTI and TAGB Tae Kwon Do
41 years Martial Arts experience
England Boxing Level 1 Coach
GB National Boxing Tutor
Ricky Hatton Academy, Fundamentals and Advanced Boxing Fitness instructor course
Level 2 YMCA Gym Instructor
Level 2 YMCA Fitness Instructor
Mobility Essentials Practitioner
BARE® Workout Instructor
Bio Mechanics Corrective Exercise Specialist
ViPR Level One Loaded movement Training
ViPR Level Two Loaded movement Training
ViPR Active Aging Loaded movement Training
Ankorr Harness Level One Trainer
Level 2 YMCA Body Weight Suspension Training
Extreme Kettlebell Instructor
London Kettlebells Certified
T2 Kettlebells Instructor
T2 Bootcamp instructor
Bulgarian Bag Mastery
Steel Club Principles Level 1
Steel Mace Mastery
CRB checked, Safeguard and First Aid
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Ashley Eaglestone (Swindon)