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MUAY THAI // 

KICKBOXING

OUR KICKBOXING CLASSES

BEFORE KICKBOXING

Come a bit early to class to get warmed up and ready. The main pieces of gear you'll need are gloves (14-18oz), wraps (optional) and a mouth guard. For clothes, wear loose clothing so you can move around. You'll be barefoot.

AT THE START

When you start, you'll be asked to grab a jump rope. You'll do about 5 minutes to get your heart rate going. Then you'll do some basic punches to get the lay of the land.

LEARNING

The the majority of the class, your instructor will teach you a technique, have you pair with someone to work on that technique and repeat throughout class. You'll work with a live person so you really feel what kickboxing is like.

THE BURNOUT

At the end of class, you'll do a burnout which is meant to really get you tired. Here is where you'll really sweat and the goal is to have you build endurance and push through the tiredness.

HOW WE'RE DIFFERENT

CASUAL ENVIRONMENT

Some boxing gyms are filled with meatheads. We aren't. We want to make sure you feel comfortable training and don't ever feel uncomfortable. We will make sure you're safe and having fun.

NO ANNUAL CONTRACT OR FEES

We believe signing annual contracts is straight up shady. That is why we do month-to-month. You can cancel anytime by emailing us. Additionally, we don't do any enrollment or cancellation fees because we believe in transparency.

PATIENT AND FRIENDLY INSTRUCTORS

Our biggest differentiation is our instructors. They are patient and work well with all types of students. Our goal is for you to learn in an environment where you feel the most comfortable. With over 10 instructors, you can learn from 10 unique styles! Read about our coaching philosophy.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS?

How many students are enrolled at The Marin School?


Over the last few years, we have enjoyed an average enrollment of 95 students. Our enrollment will increase gradually over the next few years to approximately 130 students. This maximum enrollment will allow us to fulfill our mission and maintain our unique program.




What is your academic focus?


We provide our students with a college preparatory education that meets the requirements for the University of California. Our goal is to ensure that every student who spends four years with us will be eligible for a UC or comparable school. In addition to completing the prerequisites for UC, students choose from a variety of unique academic elective courses to complete their course of study.




Do you have an arts program?


We offer a dynamic arts program that includes classes in both the visual and the performing arts. Students are able to take four years of fine arts, three years of photography, four years of drama, or four years of jazz band. Students’ work is displayed in local art shows, and we also offer fall and spring drama performances and jazz concerts. Each year, our jazz students record a CD of their repertoire in an on-site recording studio. The culminating event for our arts program is the spring visual and performing arts show, a showcase of our students’ creative expressions in all areas, including film. We strongly encourage our students to include a visual or performing arts class in their program every year.




Is there a “typical” student at The Marin School?


What makes The Marin School unique is that there is no one “typical” student at our school. We are fortunate to enroll a wide spectrum of students including gifted students who thrive in a challenging, personal environment, creative students who love the opportunity to explore their artistic side while maintaining an academic program, students who love learning and are excited by the opportunities a small school offers, and students who have great potential that can be realized in a small-school environment.




How well do your students do on standardized tests?


The majority of students achieve scores in the range that qualifies them for the University of California and/or the California State University System. Each year, we have a small number of students who qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program based on their PSAT. In order to support our students in their preparation for college entrance exams, we offer test prep workshops designed to help them prepare.




Does TMS offer Advanced Placement courses?


Advanced Placement, or AP, courses are classes whose content is prescribed by the College Board, the same organization that conducts the PSAT and the SAT. Though originally intended as college-level courses for high-achieving students, AP courses are no longer accepted for credit by many colleges and universities. The Marin School does not offer AP classes and does not plan to do so. We feel that the smaller, more intimate nature of our classes allows our faculty to tailor curriculum to meet the individual needs of each of our students, and to challenge each of them in ways appropriate to their abilities.




Will the lack of AP courses affect my student when applying to college?


Colleges evaluate a student within the context of their school. When evaluating an applicant’s transcript, colleges also receive information about The Marin School, which provides context, including the statement that we do not provide AP classes. Colleges and universities do not penalize applicants for something that is not available to them. As our college acceptance list attests, our graduates have gone on to selective colleges and performed well, without having taken AP classes.





MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

JOHN LE

BJJ BLACK BELT

"We're here to make sure you learn. This is not a cardio boxing class where you leave sweaty, but with terrible form. My goal is for you to learn how to throw punches and to think strategically when it comes to fighting"

DERRICK GELLANGARIN

BJJ BLUE BELT

Derick is our head coach for boxing. He runs a very fun class and is able to quickly manage and adapt to all levels. Additionally, he has great patience and is very happy to teach you.

JOHN WELCH

BJJ BROWN BELT

John has been teaching Muay Thai Kickboxing for a very long time. He's very patient and has a plethora of knowledge because he's been in the game for so long. You'll learn a lot of technical skills from John

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