Wednesdays & Fridays: 12pm-1pm
Cardio and self-defense oriented
Instructor: Neyssan Falahi
The class starts with a general warm up, stretching and strength exercises, followed by one-to-one attack/defense & counter work and full power drills on pads, finishing with self-defense techniques and cool down, meditation. It is designed to suit each person’s ability. Be prepare to sweat and kick ass!!!!
Muay Thai Boran, also commonly called Muay Boran means literally “ancient boxing”. It was created out of collaborations between Great Master Sirisompan, Arjarn Marco De Cesaris and other great masters who joined together in codifying all the different techniques from the various styles of Muay Thai like (“Muay Korat”,“Muay Chaiya”, “Muay Lopburi”, “Muay Luang”, “Muay Uttaradit” or “Muay Tasao”, Hanuman style) used in ancient battlefields with today’s fighting strategy and way of training. It includes the nine human weapons (hands,elbows,knees,feets and head).It combines perfectly the martial and artistic part of the Art in a cardio oriented and functional strength reenforcement training.Very realistic in terms of self-defense, Muay Boran fighters learn to strike all parts of the opponent’s body, including grappling, throwing to the ground, gripping and twisting the opponent’s limbs to break or damage joints.Suitable for all ages, anybody can benefit from it whether it is to lose weight, gain flexibility, relieve stress, gain self-confidence.
Neyssan Falahi fascinated from his early age by the mental and physical abilities of martial artists began training in Judo at the age of 7.Judo taught him a lot, in particular how to fall, discipline in his training, competitiveness and balance.At the age of 17, he discovered Jeet Kune Do, the famous way of training of Bruce Lee through the teaching of his master and friend Kru Patrick Simons.Fascinated by Bruce Lee and the freedom of his training, Neyssan dedicated himself entirely to Jeet Kune Do training which embraces the study of Filipino martial arts, Jun Fan Gung Fu (Bruce Lee’s style), Brazilian wrestling and Muay Thai.
After finishing high school in Switzerland, he traveled for one year in Asia and started focusing in Muay Thai.He was impressed by the strength, flexibility, stamina and even more the peaceful mind of Thai fighters.In 2004, he was acknowledged Pancrace Instructor of the FPSWDA Association.Shortly after that, as he was studying International Relations in Montreal, he began competiting in Muay Thai and learnt a lot from the teaching of his second close master and friend Kru Leo de Matos . Back in Switzerland in 2005, he and his friend Kru Simons started studying under Ajarn Marco De Cesaris who introduced him to Muay Thai Boran which expanded tremendously his understanding of the Thai Martial Art richness and effectiveness.Not long after that, he started teaching Muay Thai Boran at UMA club under Kru Simons in Switzerland.Not content enough with his skills, he went back to Thailand in 2006 to train and fight in Thailand.
After graduating from college in 2007, he trained himself and coached two fighters for the Swiss Amateur Muay Thai championship. He ended up vice champion of his category.He also worked for 2 years in the field of development in Switzerland, Moldova and Uganda.In 2009, one of his fighter, Alban Jakupi became Swiss champion of his category.During this time, with a social assistant, he started a class for youth at risk.He enjoyed and learned a lot from this experience. In 2010, he left for Montreal to replace his friend Kru de Matos for 2 months and left just after that for New York to pursue his dream of acting.Neyssan is very excited and pleased to teach and share his knowledge at SFMAI dojo representing his master Marco De Cesaris teaching.