Muay Thai

Why Is Muay Thai Important For MMA Fighters?


There are many disciplines a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter can focus on to make themselves a better overall fighter. Some offer things that others do not, and there are benefits to each. It would be impossible to master every fighting style, so great thought should go into which discipline you should focus on. We believe Muay Thai is one of those disciplines.


People seeking legitimate and effective Muay Thai training should be wary of watered down programs offered by some facilities. If it isn’t cost effective for a gym to hire a trainer dedicated to the art, than it obviously isn’t serious enough for them. While you may still get a good workout in, you won’t be benefiting from the full force that is Muay Thai.

MTC continues to make investments in our Muay Thai coaching

We’re proud to announce the hiring of our new Muay Thai coach, Tim Tokarz.


Coach Tokarz has been involved in Martial Arts for nearly 30 years, training, researching, officiating, instructing and coaching.  He is currently the Chicago Metropolitan area representative for the Thai Boxing Association of the United States and is a certified instructor in Muay Thai Kickboxing under Ajarn Chai Sirisute.


We think his resume is impressive but we’ll let you be the judge of that:


Midwest Training Center Muay Thai Coach Tim Tokarz

  • Apprentice instructor status in the arts of Kali, Jun Fan Gung Fu and Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do under Guro/Sifu Dan Inosanto
  • Level 1 Instructor in the arts of Kali, Jun Fan Gung Fu and Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do under GuroRick Faye
  • Purple Belt (second stripe) in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Juliano Prado
  • (Purple Belt (second stripe) in BJJ under Fabiano Iha)
  • (Blue Belt in Machado Jiu-Jitsu under Carlos Machado)
  • Coach level 1 in Combat Submission Wrestling under Erik Paulson
  • Advanced student in Shoot Wrestling under Sensei Yori Nakamura
  • Blue Belt level in Goshin Jitsu
  • 1st Degree Black Belt in Take Kwon Do in the World Take Kwon Do Federation under instructor Tim McNulty/ Master Duk Gun Kwon
MTC Muay Thai Coach

We know that choosing the right Muay Thai gym can be tough so call us today 847-310-1200 or contact us via email and come check out a free Muay Thai class.

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