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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Contact Info

  • 07925 887920
  • WAKT Muay Thai
    Old Exam Hall
    Cornwall College
    Trevenson Road
    TR15 3RD
  • 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 Main Gym, Cornwall College (old Exam Hall), Trevenson Road (TR15 3RD), Tel: 07925 887920

Monday

6:00 - 6:45pm: Yoga - What better way to start the week. This session is open to absolutely everyone and you don't need to train with us in any other class to join in on our yoga.
No partner needed for this class, and it's open to everyone.
7:00 - 8:30pm: Pads and Bags - This Thai Boxing class is suitable for all - complete beginners, intermediate, or advanced, and is a non sparring lesson. Get fit without getting hit. The session consists of a warm-up including stretching and cardio, followed by pad-work and/or bag work. This may include Boxing on Spot/Focus pads, Muay Thai kicks, knee's, elbows on Thai Pads, Punch Bags, Kick Bags, and more.

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: Drills and Skills Thai Boxing - This Thai Boxing class is suitable for all WAKT students, and consists of controlled techniques and sparring drills, a great way to learn the fighting art of Muay Thai in a controlled environment. Graded students should be in full colours (uniform) & have a valid license (insurance).

Wednesday

6:00 - 6:45pm: Under 14's Thai Boxing - A fun Muay Thai session for ages 5 years to 14 years of age. The lesson consists of a cardio warm-up followed by stretching, before moving onto Thai Boxing techniques and drill. Please note that we are unable to accept kids below 5 years for insurance reasons.
7:00 - 8:30pm: Pads and Bags - This Thai Boxing class is suitable for all - complete beginners, intermediate, or advanced, and is a non sparring lesson. Get fit without getting hit. The session consists of a warm-up including stretching and cardio, followed by pad-work and/or bag work. This may include Boxing on Spot/Focus pads, Muay Thai kicks, knee's, elbows on Thai Pads, Punch Bags, Kick Bags, and more.

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: Muay Thai Mashup - 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 a mix of either pad-work, sparring drills, bag-work, clinch, or all of the above.

Friday

6:00 - 7:00pm: Friday Freestyle - Our 'Open House' session is every Friday at 6pm. It's only £3, and basically the gym is yours for the hour. The round timer will be running for 14 x 3 minute rounds, and you can work pads, bags, weights, what ever you like (no sparring). An instructor will be there to oversee and have fun alongside you. What better way to start the weekend!

Saturday

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.
Yoga & Meditation - £3 per session
Friday Freestyle - £3 per session
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 Buy 1 - Buy 6 weekday sessions, get 1 free (30 day period)
Block Buy 2 - Buy 10 weekday sessions, get 2 free (60 day period)
Active WAKT Fighters - Train at 50% discount when training for a fight.

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.

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, Cornwall College Camborne, Trevenson Road, TR15 3RD

Directions to the WAKT Camborne Gym

Directions from MacDonalds (Pool). Heading towards Redruth - turn left at the double mini roundabouts towards Tehidy. Straight over the mini roundabout and speed bumps, then look left for the large Cornwall College sign. Turn left here (opposite Pool School). Keep the large car park to your left (and football pitch to your right) and head straight on into a smaller car park. You have arrived, we are the large blue building in front of you (old exam hall), come through the double glass doors into the gym.

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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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