Anderson’s Martial Arts Academy was one of the first martial arts schools to teach the art of Muay Thai in New York City.

Muay Thai is renowned for its simplicity and devastating effectiveness in sport, combat, and self-defense.

As one of the world’s most potent striking arts, Muay Thai encompasses a range of techniques including punches, elbows, knees, kicks, and clinching maneuvers. Here at Anderson’s Martial Arts Academy (AMAA), we’ve been honing students’ skills in Muay Thai for over two decades, with a track record that includes producing world, national, and state champions.

Under the expert guidance of Sifu Dan Anderson, our Muay Thai program flourishes, benefiting from a distinguished lineage that boasts luminaries such as Guro Dan Inosanto, Ajarn Surachai “Chai” Sirisute, Rob “The Dutchman” Kaman, and Saekson Janjira. Our curriculum is meticulously crafted to meet the diverse needs of individuals across all age groups, fitness levels, and aspirations.

At AMAA, our Muay Thai classes offer a comprehensive training experience that includes physical conditioning, shadow boxing, heavy bag work, pad drills, partner drills, and sparring. By focusing on proper form, body mechanics, and technical understanding, we prioritize injury prevention while maximizing effectiveness.

Whether you’re looking to enhance your self-defense skills, improve your physical fitness, or pursue competitive goals, our Muay Thai program provides a supportive and enriching environment. While many of our students train for personal growth and fitness, we also offer specialized training for those aiming to compete professionally or amateurly.

With multiple instructors available to assist and guide students of all levels, our classes cater to beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Join us at Anderson’s Martial Arts Academy and experience the transformative power of Muay Thai firsthand. Whether your goal is self-defense, fitness, or competition, our program will elevate your skills, conditioning, and confidence to new heights.


Guro Dan Inosanto and Ajarn Surachai “Chai” Sirisute, President and founder of the Thai Boxing Association of the USA are a great part of AMAA’s Muay Thai lineage and curriculum.

The program is also influenced and mentored by 9 x World Muay Thai & Kickboxing Champion Rob “The Dutchman” Kaman and Muay Thai Limpini 7x World Champion Saekson Janjira. These two world-renowned fighters help bring a unique Dutch and Thai balance to the art.

At the Academy, the core classes are taught under the guidance and instruction of Sifu Dan Anderson, who has been training, teaching, and creating champions in Muay Thai for almost two decades.

Our other Muay Thai classes are taught by highly experienced practitioners who are active champions, professional fighters and most importantly very skilled instructors, who still train daily under Sifu Anderson’s mentorship.

AMAA is also proud to be host to a great variety of workshops, classes and seminars with a variety of high quality contributing instructors, champions and masters and legends of the sport that help enhance the AMAA Muay Thai curriculum.




Physical Conditioning

Showing Boxing

Heavy Bag Practice

Thai Pad and Focus Mitt Training

Light Ling-Chung

Partner Drills

Sparing Training


Muay Thai, known as the “science of eight limbs,” includes punching, elbows, knees, kicks and at AMAA, we add in the ninth, the head. The art also teaches some of the most effective clinching techniques.

It is the national sport and martial art of Thailand, and an effective art for superior physical fitness and devastating self-defense. Known for its practicality, power, and speed, it specializes in powerful kicks and strikes with the knees, elbows and standing grappling.

Besides proving itself as the toughest ring sport, Thai boxing is an excellent addition to a self-defense curriculum.


At AMAA, care is taken to teach students proper form and body mechanics to eliminate injuries while training and gain maximum effectiveness.

The class places an emphasis building skill and technical understanding of the arts, as well as on the physical conditioning and cardiovascular benefits of Thai Boxing, but also adds in the needed mobility work that is essential for martial art longevity.

Muay Thai is one of the world’s most effective striking based arts. We will teach you to use it effectively and competitively.

After training in our Muay Thai classes, your self-defense skills will reach new heights, your body will rise to new physical levels you never thought were possible, as will your conditioning.


While most of our students never have a goal to compete, those that do will have a great home place for their professional and amateur fight goals. Anderson’s Martial Arts is proud to say that we have produced many world and state champions in Muay Thai (we proudly display over thirty belts on our wall, all of which have been earned by our fighters during their time with us at AMAA) – we even have a special competition team training for those whose goal it is to fight in the ring. If you want to learn real Muay Thai for self defense and fitness, our school delivers.

Please check our schedule below to find a Muay Thai class that fits your preference. We also teach Muay Thai in Jeet Kune Do (JKD) 1, 2 & 3 classes. Beginners and those with experience are welcome to classes, as we have multiple instructors helping and guiding our students in class.