Pradal Serey Kickboxing in Ottawa
Come learn Pradal Serey kickboxing in Ottawa at the Neak Ta gym, conveniently located near Billings Bridge shopping centre. With a strong competition team, great coaching staff and a friendly, laid-back atmosphere, we are one of the most popular and respected kickboxing and Muay Thai gyms in the city. Whether you are training for fun, fitness, self-defense or competition, Neak Ta has the right program for you.
Pradal Serey is a traditional kickboxing style from Cambodia that is similar to the more known sport called Muay Thai. We use all “eight weapons” to strike from a distance or close in and finish the fight in the clinch. The eight weapons are the fists, shinbones, knees and elbows. In comparison to Muay Thai, Pradal Serey has a higher focus on elbow techniques in the clinch and swifter footwork to create angles and openings before striking, throws, traditional wrestling and sweeps.
The ancient art of Pradal Serey kickboxing prizes a lifestyle of hard work, challenges and honour. Our training sessions are hard and will test your physical and mental endurance. Whether your intent is fitness or fighting, our belief is that only by going through trials and hardship will you gain the strength to overcome your roadblocks and achieve your goals.
We offer beginner and advanced level kickboxing and Muay Thai clinching classes in group or private settings at some of the most competitive rates in the city of Ottawa.
There are no enrollment, uniforms or cancellation fees.
You can even bring your own gear if you have it. Every class is safe, fun and different. We guarantee that you won’t get bored and will sweat like never before. It’s no wonder we have so many good reviews.
Kickboxing Classes in Ottawa
The class includes warm up, bag work, pad work, conditioning and warm-down stretching. In our kickboxing classes we always emphasize proper striking technique and active footwork over brute strength. If you’re a beginner, we will teach you all the basics. If you already have experience, we introduce more complex combinations and encourage sparring which will help find deficits so we can polish your kickboxing technique and strategy.
Pradal Serey and Muay Thai Clinching
If you have ever watched MMA or Muay Thai, you will notice that fights can turn around and even end in the clinch. Classes start with a warm up and then everyone is paired up to practice pummelling, afterwards we work on striking and sweep techniques followed by warm-down stretching. Beginner classes focus on pummelling into better holds and disengaging from the clinch. Advanced classes encourage clinch sparring to gain the sensitivity and timing needed to finish the fight.
If you want to get into the best shape of your life or seeking a new and challenging hobby, try Pradal Serey kickboxing in Ottawa.
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Kru Sam Lok
The head Kru (teacher), Kru Sam Lok, was born in Serey Sophon, Cambodia and after fleeing the killing fields he ended up in Canada. He is very well versed in the martial art and brings a wealth of knowledge, technique, spirituality and history. Taught in the 80's by grandmasters Kru Veasna Choom, Kru Chay Cheas, and Kru Nimith Nhean an older version of Pradal Serey called Neak Ta Pradal Serey.
Kru Ronan Drysdale
Ronan has 7 years of Muay Thai experience and has decided to upgrade his skills to Pradal Serey. Learning and training with Kru Sam Lok for years he eventually became the level 2 coach at Neak Ta coaching and assisting new members.