Muay Thai Kickboxing

Registration and payment can be completed online, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office. Participants must sign a waiver of liability prior to participation. You will receive an admission ticket to present to your instructor on the first day of class.

Muay Thai/Kickboxing classes will teach you the fundamentals of each of these respected martial arts, provide a solid cardiovascular/core workout, as well as offer the skills needed for self-defense. Muay Thai involves striking with the hands, elbows, knees and feet. Kickboxing focuses on the same strikes but more heavily on punches and kicks with less elbows and knees. You will also learn defensive techniques to utilize against these same strikes being learned. The focus will be on proper technique, followed by a great cardiovascular/core workout, and will also undoubtedly give each participant more confidence, ability to defend themselves, as well as a feeling of comradery and friendship with the rest of the class. Be prepared to have fun! Level 2 will be similar to Level 1 but will also offer more difficult striking techniques, more one-on-one training, and an intensified training regimen. 

No sparring or competition permitted. Max of 14 participants per class.


SDC Multi-Purpose Gym

Activity Level


Special Requirements

Comfortable workout attire. Gloves will be provided. Must be 15 years or older.

**Participants need to purchase their OWN wrist wraps and have them for the first day of class. (suggested wraps)


Level 1 

Spring Session 2: March 20 - May 1 (7 weeks)


  • Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.



Level 2

Spring Session 2: March 15 - May 3 (7 weeks)

No class April 5.


  • Thursday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.



About the Instructors

Bryan Matkin Bryan Matkin has been training in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for 14 years. He started with BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-jitsu) through MTU and went on to train with the US Muay Thai Academy in Marquette while attending NMU from 2005-2010. His first competition/fight was in 2005 at the age of 18, and he has been competing ever since. Bryan has competed/fought in MMA, Muay Thai and Kickboxing bouts. In 2011, Bryan and a business partner started and opened up their own gym in downtown Houghton called KCC (Kettlebell Combat Conditioning), and he was the main core, cardio, Muay Thai and Kickboxing coach. The gym closed in 2014 when Bryan moved to San Diego. He has also helped teach RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) and Self Defense classes over the years. 


Tim Ryan

From a young age, Tim Ryan has been trained in various martial art styles: American Kenpo (Ed Parker), Aikido, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (MTU Jiu-Jitsu Club), and Muay Thai Kickboxing. Tim enjoys the physical demand and mental discipline required when studying a martial art as well as learning different styles and techniques.