Muay Thai is a form of martial arts commonly considered as a form of kick-boxing from Thailand. In this style, you are allowed to use punches, elbows, knees, and kicks. You might also see some grappling like a Greco-Roman clinch. Along with Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai is one of the more popular styles used by modern mixed martial artists.
To be serious in Muay Thai you have to kill the nerves in your shin, as well as micro fracture them tons and tons of times so you can effectively kick shin to shin without having it hurt like the dickens. You probably won't do that
The ARC used to have a Muay Thai program but no longer offers it. When Nova Geração Davis Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy used to be called Elite Instinct, they ran a Muay Thai program as well but stopped offering it sometime in 2010 and has began the program again. Ty Elliot teaches at both the DAC and NG.
Tracy's Karate (has closed the Davis Location) teaches shootfighting, a martial art that combines Muay Thai, grappling techniques, and ground work.
Muay Thai matches are typically fought in a boxing ring like this one located at Superior Fighting Academy
Muay Thai in Davis
Davis Athletic Club - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30PM to 7:00PM. Some complain that this class is too recreational and move on to gyms in Sacramento. Ty Elliot runs the classes here.
Nova Geração Davis Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy Tuesday and Thursdays 8PM-9:30PM and Saturdays at 1PM-2:30PM
Muay Thai near Davis
Superior Fighting Academy - Monday Through Friday. Both recreational and fighter-oriented classes are available. Fighter-oriented classes are run by Ty Elliot.
See also: Martial Arts