Our Muay Thai fighter training program is known as “The Art of 8 Limbs”. Amateur and professional fighters find this program highly beneficial for their fighting careers, as Master Mehrdad has an extensive professional fighting career himself. As a teacher, he allows anybody, male or female, to sign up for this class whether they are a potential fighter or not, as long as they are serious about their fitness training.
Master Mehrdad trains amateur fighters seeking to further their fighting career to go pro. He also trains Muay Thai striking skills to professional fighters such as Matt “The Hammer” Hamil who flew in for a few weeks of training prior to his UFC fight. He even trains anonymous celebrities in private sessions, as well as professional baseball players. Master Mehrdad’s level of expertise provides him with the ability to assess individuals on an individual basis. If you’re a beginner, he slowly builds you up. Even though you’re in a group class setting, you are treated individually.
About Master Mehrdad’s Gym
Our gym is centrally located in Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, FL, just one mile from I-275. Members drive from outside of Pinellas County to attend classes here to learn proper boxing techniques and all Muay Thai techniques, which include leg kicks, knees, elbows, clinching, footwork, Thai Pads training, Focus Mitt training, and sparring in a boxing ring. There is an added focus on various fighting strategies and on proper diets for fighters & fitness students.
Lastly, we emphasize a lot on tradition, honor, respect, and the fundamentals of Muay Thai fighting skills. We focus on striking techniques, Kickboxing Sparring, Muay Thai defense techniques, how to parry punches, catching the kick and sweep, cardio, jump rope and physical conditioning. Muay Thai Fighter & Fitness Classes are scheduled on Mondays at 6:30pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6:30pm, Fridays at 5:30pm.
Matt Hamil Sparring session With Master Mehrdad
Amateur & Professional Muay Thai Fighter Training – Shin Do Kumaté
The Muay Thai fighter class is designed for serious competitors, potential fighters, dedicated fitness enthusiasts, MMA fighters, as well as all men, women and teens interested in learning self-defense. This program is also excellent for military personnel & police officers to improve their combat self defense techniques.
Our unique program draws amateur and professional fighters who seek to learn striking skills and want to master stand up fighting techniques under the direct training of Master Mehrdad. His background as an active fighter in Martial Arts, Combat Arts, and Muay Thai is unparalleled.
About Muay Thai Core Fundamentals
Some core fundamentals of the Muay Thai fighter class include honor, respect, and learning the foundation of Full-Contact Muay Thai fighting. This unique training program is traditional and it was developed by Master Mehrdad under his Shin Do Kumaté fighting system.
Master Mehrdad introduced Muay Thai training, as well as amateur and professional Muay Thai fighting to the Tampa Bay area in 1992. At that time, no one was teaching traditional Martial Arts or Muay Thai in Pinellas County. It was an era when you could only find above the waist point fighting Martial Art schools. Since that time, Master Mehrdad has produced the Muay Thai Classic amateur fighting events, as well as the professional Muay Thai fighting events titled Strykerz Shin Do Kumate’, which have all been produced for television and aired worldwide.
The Shin Do Kumate headquarters are in Tampa Bay, Florida, where Master Mehrdad opened his first Muay Thai and Martial Arts gym, which was in 1992 and the start of when he first began introducing “The Art of 8 Limbs” to his students. The first Muay Thai Classics tournament took place in 1995, which was amateur Muay Thai competitions for Martial Artists of all ages. Master Mehrdad produced many great talented male and female fighters and took them from amateur status to pro.
In 2002, Master Mehrdad established MKM Knockout Promotions, which was the first Pro Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts fighting organization ever sanctioned by the State of Florida. Prior to Shin Do Kumate, the Florida State Athletic Boxing Commission had only sanctioned professional Boxing events.
Muay Thai Fighter Training Program:
- Clinching Drills
- Muay Thai Knee Techniques
- Striking Techniques
- Muay Thai Footwork
- Fighting/ Sparring Techniques
- Kicking Techniques
- Fundamental Striking Techniques
- Speed & Power development
- Heavy Bag Training
- Knockout Speed Training Drills
- Power Striking Training
- Focus Mitt/ Hand Striking Techniques
Master Mehrdad’s fighter training program provides you with career management for Professional and Amateur Muay Thai levels. Master Mehrdad’s organization owns two fight promotions in the Tampa Bay area. Muay Thai Classic for amateurs and Strykerz Shin Do Kumate’ for professionals.
Shin Do Kumate – Pro Muay Thai Championship Fight Series
Master Mehrdad Khan Moayedi is the founder of Shin Do Kumate style and he has produced many professional televised fighting event and managed many top world-class fighters.
Muay Thai Classic – North American Female Lightweight Championship
Shahnaz Moayedi Win Tile Against Natalie Yip
Muay Thai Female fighter Ab Training Conditioning In Tampa Bay
Master Mehrdad Teaching Striking to Matt “The Hammer” Hamil
Muay Thai Fighter Training Program
We provide authentic Muay Thai Strykerz fight gear, opportunities to fight as an amateur in WSDKA sanctioning body and professionally in the Shin Do Kumaté events that are produced internationally by our organization MKM Knockout Promotions for worldwide television programming.
Prospective fighters or just fighting enthusiasts who want to learn the art behind one of the most devastating fighting styles in the fighting world will feel at home in Master Mehrdad’s Muay Thai Fighters Program. You train with dedicated fighters under Master Mehrdad who has been training for over 40 years, this program is designed to create a skilled and powerful Muay Thai fighter.
To learn more about the history of Muay Thai and the Art of Fighting, please visit this page.