About Us

A Brief History of WAKT

In the Summer of 1994 Al moved from Newmarket to Newquay. He'd previously trained Muay Thai at Cobra Thai in London, but mainly with World Champion Nigel Thompson in Bedford and Cambridge. Unable to find a Thai Boxing gym in Cornwall, he decided to start one. After an extensive poster campaign (remember, this is pre-internet), the first WAKT class in November 1994 had one student turn up to train, and another to watch. Al managed to talk the spectator into training, and the first class was up and running. By 1999 Al was arranging the first WAKT trip to Thailand via hand written letter and fax to the now World famous Thakoon Pongsupha at Sasiprapa Gym. In fact WAKT were the first to ever take foreign (non Thai) females to train at Sasiprapa in the year 2000, which even made the newspapers and Thai T.V. Thailand is literally now a second home to us and our Muay Thai is authentic and from the heart.

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TONIGHT IN BODMIN: 6:30pm - Kids Muay Thai, 7:30pm - Adults Muay Thai, mixed ability & everyone welcome. More details on our website at www.wakt.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

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💥💥💥Fight announcement💥💥💥 These two don't need any introduction to anyone from the South West. With nearly 40 fight experience between the two, they will face each other under Full Thai Rules. Pete is known for his aggressive style and Mark is a very high level clincher. This will be a classic clash of styles and will hopefully live up to its expectations. The winner of this fight will be given an opportunity to break their way into the UK rankings on our next show. VIP and standard tickets are now available from both fighters as well as www.nakmuaypromotions.eventbrite.co.uk December 3rd, Bristol 👊

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Contact Info

  • 01209 610187
  • WAKT Gym
    Cligga Head Industrial Estate
    St Georges Hill
    Perranporth
    TR6 0EB
  • info(at)wakt(dot)org
 

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Training - What we do

MUAY THAI

Muay Thai ()มวยไทย) is a combat sport from Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees and shins as striking weapons. Thai Boxing has always been associated with a high level of fitness and endurance which makes a full-contact Muay Thai fighter a very efficient fighting machine.

ELITE FITNESS

Whilst these are tough sessions (think Insanity based on fighting arts) everyone works at their own rate, and can therefore pace themselves according to their own current fitness. We work in 5 minute rounds, with 5x1 minute different exercises per round, followed by a 1 minute rest. Everybody is welcome, so come on down and get that beach body you've always deserved. We can also help you with a diet plan too if required.

FIGHTER SQUAD

Fighter Squad is what we call our weekend sessions where we concentrate more on physical contact and what it takes to build a fighter. You don't have to be a fighter to train at these sessions, but you will be training alongside active fighters of all different levels. Sessions consist of sparring, clinch work, stamina drill, as well as perfecting techniques and defences.

WAKT Classes & Times

Camborne Academy School, Dance Studio/Room 76 (TR14 7PP), Tel: 01209 610187

Wednesday

6:00 - 6:45pm: Elite Fitness - This session is for those of you that are looking to either lose some weight, or simply improve your cardio, stamina, and general fitness.
No partner needed for this class, and it's open to everyone.

7:00 - 8:00pm: Mixed Ability Thai Boxing - This Thai Boxing class is suitable for all - complete beginners, intermediate, or advanced. The lesson consists of a warm-up including stretching and cardio, followed by pad-work and/or techniques.

WAKT Gym - Perranporth (TR6 0EB), Tel: 01209 610187

Tuesday

6:00 - 6:45pm: Elite Fitness Cardio - This session is for those of you that are looking to either lose some weight, or simply improve your cardio, stamina, and general fitness.
No partner needed for this class, and it's open to everyone.

7:00 - 8:30pm: A-Class Thai Boxing - This Thai Boxing class is suitable for all WAKT students, complete beginners, intermediate, or advanced. The lesson consists of a warm-up including stretching and cardio, followed by hard pad-work and/or techniques. More advanced students will also have the option of sparring. Graded students should be in full colours (uniform) & have a valid license (insurance).

Thursday

6:00 - 6:45pm: Elite Fitness Power & Strength Circuit - This is circuit training WAKT style, and involves speed ball, heavy bag, agility ladder, sand bag, kettle bells, ab wheel, fit balls and more. No partner needed for this class, and it's open to everyone.

7:00 - 8:30pm: B-Class Thai Boxing - This Thai Boxing class is suitable for all WAKT students, complete beginners, intermediate, or advanced. The lesson consists of a warm-up including stretching and cardio, followed by pad-work and/or techniques. More advanced students will also have the option of sparring.

Saturday

10:30 - 11:15am: Under 14's Thai Boxing - This Thai Boxing class is suitable for juniors aged between 7 years and 13 years of all abilities. The lesson consists of a warm-up including stretching and cardio, followed by training techniques & drills.

10:30am - 12:30pm: Fighter Squad - This is our toughest session, and where all students that attend will train as an active fighter. This doesn't mean that you have to fight, it's basically putting together everything you've learned from our other sessions and using it for real.
This is Muay Thai.

Costs

All of our sessions are 'pay as you go', and there are no member fee's or nasty direct debits.
Elite Fitness - £4 per session
Under 14's Thai Boxing - £4 per session
Adult Thai Boxing - £5.00 (£4.00 concessions) per session
Fighter Squad - £6.00 (£5.00 concessions) per session (2 hours)
Private Lessons - £25.00 per 1 hour session (up to 4 people). Block book 4 or more & pay £20 per hour.

Bodmin - Mike Munds Fitness (PL31 2DP), Tel: 01208 269048

Tuesday

7:30 - 9:00pm: Muay Thai - This session is for mixed ability adults & open to everyone.

Friday

6:30 - 7:30pm: Under 14's Thai Boxing - This Thai Boxing class is suitable for juniors aged between 7 years and 13 years of all abilities. The lesson consists of a warm-up including stretching and cardio, followed by training techniques & drills 7:30 - 9:00pm: Muay Thai - This session is for mixed ability adults & open to everyone.

Saturday

11:00 - 12:00pm: Abs & Pads - Come on down for a good hard workout to kick start your weekend. No partner needed for this class, and it's open to everyone.
12:00 - 1:00pm: Fighter Squad - This is our toughest session, and where all students that attend will train as an active fighter. This doesn't mean that you have to fight, it's basically putting together everything you've learned from our other sessions and using it for real.

Head Instructors

Mr Al

Head Coach

Although Al was on his own when he founded WAKT back in 1994, it would be nothing without the strong team that subsequently evolved.

Johnny

Bodmin Instructor

Johnny has been part of WAKT pretty much since the beginning. He now runs the WAKT full time gym in Bodmin

Daz

Camborne Instructor

Daz has also been a huge part of WAKT since the early days, and is literally the man you want in your corner.

Elly

Kids Instructor

Elly joined Team WAKT in 1997, and as well as fighting at an amateur level and training in Thailand many times, she now enjoys teaching the art of Muay Thai to our Under 14's

Contact WAKT

WAKT Muay Thai Gym, Cligga Head Industrial Estate, Perranporth, TR6 0EB

Directions to the WAKT Perranporth Gym

Directions - Heading from Perranporth towards St.Agnes on the B3285, you'll travel up St. George's Hill which is a fairly long steep hill. As the hill starts to level off, look to the right for the sign into Cligga Head Industrial Estate. Turn right into there, and the gym is on the left hand side, set back from the road.

Directions to the WAKT Camborne Gym

Directions - Camborne School (International Academy) is on Cranberry Road in Camborne (TR6 0EB). Just before you reach the main school gates, turn right into 'Sports Facilities Parking' and follow through to the actual Car Park. Walk through the back door up the ramp into the school, and just keep heading straight until you get to the Dance Studio on the left (room 76). There's always staff on hand to ask should you have any problems finding it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear? - Ideally loose comfortable clothing such as shorts and a tee shirt, all classes are bare foot.
Will I get hurt? - When you first start training with us there will be little or no contact with other students.
Can I watch a session before I start? - Yes of course, and obviously there's no charge to watch.
Do I have to be fit to start training with WAKT? - Not at all. This is a common question, and people will often say 'As soon as I get fit I'm going to start training'. The point is that you need to come training to get fit!
Can I Grade? - Absolutely, the grading is a system which provides you with a level of attainment. You can grade with WAKT right through the syllabus from White to Black grade and wear your Thai armband known as Prajiad with pride.

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