Common Questions About The Martial Arts and Fitness Programs We Offer

It is important to ask questions before starting any kind of martial arts or fitness program. Here, you can read our answers to some of the questions that we are frequently asked about our martial arts schools in Chester County. Children's Martial Arts, Adult's Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Russian Kettlebells, summer camps, yoga, and kickboxing. 
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  • How many women train at Dragon Gym Muay Thai?

    Actually, a lot! The classes at DGMT have just about a 50-50 male to female student ratio. Muay Thai is all about the use of technique and is perfectly suited for females—a demographic we specialize in teaching.

  • What should I do if I can’t make it to one of my trial classes?

    If you can’t make it to one of your designated trial classes, just let us know! All you have to do is give us a call at (610) 363-7575, and we’ll schedule in a new class for you.

  • Where are Dragon Gym's MuayThai Kickboxing Classes Located?

    The original DGMT is located at the legendary Dragon Gym Martial Arts and Fitness facility in Exton, PA. The address is 267 S. Whitford Road, Exton, PA. We are just minutes away from Downingtown, West Chester, and Malvern, PA.

  • When are Muay Thai classes held and how do I get more information?

    We offer a variety of Muay Thai classes through the week. However, we start all new students with a free, no obligation orientation lesson with one of our Muay Thai Instructors. This will give you a chance to see what Muay Thai training is all about and give us the chance to recommend the best program for you. Just give us a call 610-363-7575 and we’ll be more than happy to help you get started.

  • Do I have to fight or compete?

    No. Not everyone who trains Muay Thai is a fighter. Most of our students take classes to learn the art of Muay Thai, gain some self-defense skills, get in great shape and be part of a supportive community. We take you as far as you’re comfortable going and will guide you every step of the way if, one day, you decide that you would like to mark a Muay Thai match off your bucket list.

  • There’s a lot of talk about technique and progression, but I just want to learn how to fight. Can I compete if I want to?

    You sure can. Of course, we want to make sure you’re proficient in the basics and have sound fighting technique first. Then you can join the DGMT fight team. We actually have two WKA world champs on our team and Head Instructor Lonnie Beck is a member of the WKA National Team coaching staff.

  • Do I need to bring my own gear and equipment?

    When you enroll in our Quick Start Muay Thai program, we’ll give you a set of boxing gloves. That’s all you need to get started. At the Dragon Gym we have a full complement of equipment: Thai Pads, heavy bags, targets, mats, jump ropes, and other helpful tools. As you continue training, you may want to invest in some personal safety wear such as shin pads and head gear.

    Be expected to do more than what you're currently capable of, but unlike most other Muay Thai classes, you'll never feel embarrassed or left behind.

  • Do I need to be in really good shape to start Muay Thai?

    Not at all. When you join Dragon Gym Muay Thai, you become part of something much greater than just a workout program. You become part of an incredibly supportive and encouraging community. We’ve literally helped hundreds of people at all levels of fitness get in the best shapes of their lives and learn the art of Muay Thai.

    Our system is progressive and will work for anyone who commits to it. You'll never be expected to do more than what you are currently capable of, and unlike most other Muay Thai classes, you'll never feel embarrassed or left behind.

  • Do I need any prior Muay Thai, Kickboxing or Martial Arts experience?

    Nope! Our Muay Thai Kickboxing program is completely progressive. This means we teach you exactly everything need to know in order to safely and effectively train. We take great pride in being a “technique first” system. Our program is based first on safety and helping you develop perfect technique. Many people who take our classes have never done Muay Thai before, but quickly fall in love with it.

  • What do I want to get out of the kickboxing program?

    Sometimes the most important questions are those we ask ourselves. By determining your personal goals and expressing them to us, you have the opportunity to be sure that our program is the right fit for you.

    So take a moment to discern what your personal goals are, whether they involve your fitness, health, or mental/emotional well-being, and use this introspection to your advantage. This helps make sure you get everything out of our classes that you’re hoping for—and much, much more.