If you're looking for a great workout while learning awesome striking techniques that are both fun and safe then Defensive Edge's Muay Thai Classes are for you!
Learn Authentic Muay Thai from one Massachusetts' best and experienced Muay Thai Trainers. Kru (Master) Ciano DeLucia has been teaching and training Muay Thai for over 30 years and has been the lead striking coach at Defensive Edge since 2004! Although we have professional fighters, our class is full of men and women just looking for a great workout that's a blast!
We haven't forgotten...We were all beginners once!
There are no egos here! Every instructor and student is always eager to help new members become more comfortable in class. You won't find a Muay Thai school that cares more about their students than Defensive Edge.
Give us a Call to Begin Your FREE TRIAL Course! 781-245-0250
About Muay Thai:
The national Sport of Thailand, Muay Thai uses stand-up striking along with Clinching techniques. Muay Thai is also known as the "the art of eight limbs" because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet. The reason it is very prevalent in major combat sport competitions such as the UFC, Strikeforce and Bellatore because it is a very efficient and effective combat sport.
Whether you're looking to compete in the Ring or just looking to get in great shape while having a blast, Defensive Edge has the program that will bring out the best in you!
Our students are from all areas of Massachusetts and New Hampshire including Wakefield, Saugus, Reading, Lynnfield, Peabody, Woburn, Stoneham and Melrose.
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I take private lessons for several different martial arts. Rick’s approach to reality based martial arts is the most thoughtful and practical training I have seen. Most martial artists just teach what they learned. Rick innovates and refines the art, making it relevant to real life situations, considering a person’s physical abilities and…
Kurt Rauschenbach, Ph.D.
I have been with defensive edge for a few years now. When I first started i was 210 lbs. I had low energy, low self esteem and no confidence. I started with thai boxing and love it Kru Ciano is very knowledgeable easy to get along with and takes time to work with each student individually before during and after class. I then picked up fight fit,…
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Sensei Rick and all of the instructors. They all are extremely dedicated to their students and truly care about their well being and learning. My son started when he was 6 years old and in a short amount of time I have seen his confidence grow by leaps and bounds. He was even able advocate for himself at 8…
Heather M. Wakefield MA
I have been with defensive edge for a number of years now. They have an amazing newly renovated facility with plenty of mat space, a boxing ring, corner cage and a weight room. The coaches and staff are knowledgeable friendly and very dedicated. They have many programs to choose from, so there’s always more to learn. Its an amazing family atmospher…
Dan N. Wakefield MA
Defensive Edge is more than just a self- defense school. It’s a family. And that is how the students are treated by every instructor and every student. You can tell just how much Sensei Rick cares about his students, and how much he cares about his studies in a single conversation with him. You cannot go wrong with choosing to train there. You will…
Jason D. Wakefield MA
With a great variety in classes, Defensive Edge is definitely the school I would recommend if your looking for professional advice, and teachers who want to see you improve and succeed. Sensei Rick works with each person individually and makes sure that everyone is understanding key concepts to fighting techniques. Although you have the option …
I’ve been there for 12 years and cant say enough good things. World class instruction, and family like atmosphere provide for the best training around. If your goals are MMA , Muay Thai, BJJ, practical self protection or just getting in shape, look no further!
D.M. Tyngsborough MA
“My wife and I wanted our daughter’s to learn self defense. They tried Karate but it was nothing compared to what these kids are learning at Defensive Edge.”