Muay Thai/ Lao

Muay Thai/ Lao is an ancient, unarmed martial art from Laos. It is similar to Muay Thai in Thailand, Pradal Serey in Cambodia, Tomoi in Malaysia. Muay Lao is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” or the “Science Of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”, as opposed to “two points” (fists) in boxing and “four points” (hands and feet) used in sport-oriented martial arts.

Submission Grappling/Combat Wrestling

Submission Wrestling (also called Grappling or submission fighting, and technically referred to as submission grappling) is a wrestling style and a general term describing the aspect of martial arts and combat sports (NO-GI) that focus on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission using submission holds. The sport of submission wrestling brings together techniques from Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Folk American Wrestling and Judo.


Jiu-jitsu is a collective name for Japanese martial art styles consisting of grappling and striking techniques, pins, joint locks, and throws. These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker’s energy against him, rather than directly opposing it, and came to be known as jiu-jitsu. The jiu-jitsu taught at TK Academy consists of a combination of traditional Jiu-jitsu, Judo, Aikido and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu with a more modern, practical application on the street or in a sport setting.


Judo is most known for its sport and competitive element, where the object is to throw one’s opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one’s opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking or by applying a choke.  While Judo uses spectacular throwing techniques, it also involves considerable grappling on the ground utilizing specialized pins, control holds, arm locks, and choking techniques. Many of today’s most popular grappling arts and submission wrestling systems, such as Brazilian Jujitsu, Shingitai Jujitsu, and Russian Sambo can trace their roots directly back to Kodokan Judo. Our classes offer great aerobic and anaerobic conditioning while learning and applying Judo techniques in a safe manner.


Sambo (са́мбо) is a Russian martial art and combat sport. SAMooborona Bez Oruzhiya, which literally translates as “self-defense without weapons”. Sambo is relatively modern since its development began in the early 1920s by the Soviet Red Army to improve their hand-to-hand combat abilities. Intended to be a merger of the most effective techniques of other martial arts, Sambo has roots in Japanese Judo, international styles of wrestling, plus traditional folk styles of wrestling.


Boxing is a combat sport in which two people engage in a contest of strength, speed, reflexes, endurance, and will, by throwing punches at each other, usually with gloved hands. Historically, the goals have been to weaken and knock down the opponent.