Muay Thai |  Kick Boxing | Tai Chi | Kung Fu | Yoga

 

Here at Koa House, we laser-focus on tailoring martial arts (Muay Thai,  Tai Chi, Kickboxing, Kung Fu, & Yoga) training to empower, build healthy community. Although our training methods & facility are pressure tested for the aspiring fighter, our particular lens is designed for everyone else: those who simply want to be fit, strong, and train like a pro fighter — but are not necessarily looking to jump into the octagon this weekend.  Sound like a good fit? Checkout our class options below!

 

Are you a fighter (aspiring or existing amateur or professional ranked?) give us a call to learn about our program package for massages & body maintenance on fight camp supplementation. 

 

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We specialize in striking & stand-up arts:  Muay Thai, Dutch Kickboxing (influenced mostly from our time spent at CSA Gym), alongside a full suite of traditional arts like our own in house system 108 Kung Fu & Zheng Tai Chi, brought from the award winning school in Chinatown, SF.  We also offer Yoga and our unique isometric conditioning session, Yin/Yang Stretching and Conditioning to supplement. Enjoy plenty of Open-Mat time for those solo workouts – we have plenty of WOD style Conditioning sets to to keep you busy with a space for functional fitness equipment as well.

MUAY THAI | KICK BOXING | TAI CHI | | KUNG FU | YOGA

MUAY THAI | KICK BOXING | TAI CHI | | KUNG FU | YOGA

  • Muay Thai | Kickboxing

  • Time to shred those calories and get in incredible shape – doing the real thing. 

    Intensity Level: Mid-High

     

    Learn kicks, punches, elbows, knees, and clinch – the art of 8 limbs in a fun and dynamic way. Our structure is heavily influenced from the CSA Gym system since that is where we started our journey – and is primarily a blend of traditional Muay Thai, with touches of Dutch kickboxing drills. We also add in unique training  from our school 108, back in Chinatown – all folded within a program that develops precision technique, speed, cardio, and power while getting in the best shape of your life. We will ensure you learn proper striking technique and actual drills, rather than just ‘doing cardi0’.

     

    • Bag & Power-Cardio Class: You will burn thousands of calories, increase cardio, and get super fit in this group class for all levels. We begin as a group, and will warm-up with calisthenics, jump rope, shadow-boxing, and stretching together. You will then be paired with a 6ft. Thai style heavy bag, in which you will go over technique & combinations with max technique, speed, and power at a pushed pace. Corrections will be given as we go, and you will have a blast – Gloves required.

     

    • Pad & Skills Class: A more technical class to shred calories, and get in the best shape of your life. We will start as a group with calisthenics & stretching, and then partner-up with Thai pads and work on precision technique, timing, footwork, call-and-response, entry/exits, clinch, sweeps, and general skill sets that a bag alone cannot offer – Gloves required.

     

    Advanced & sparring by invite only.

  • Tai Chi & Internal Training

  • Meditation in motion.

    Intensity: Low

     

    Tai Chi (taiji) is a softer, flowing art, which makes it an incredibly accessible art for any background, fitness level, or those looking to rehabilitate and simply move in a softer way. The attributes gained from this practice are deep, and tend to transcend all aspects of your life. Tai Chi is one our most high-level arts offered, and also one of our personal favorites.

     

    Practice can be calibrated by the individual for intensity – whether you just want to flow, breathe, and gently step through the form, or if you want the real thing, most people cannot even make it through the first 3 postures without having to sit (or collapse) down! At the highest levels we uncover internal energetics on the deepest level. Regardless of your path – Tai Chi can be practiced at multiple entry points.

     

    Within this class we will drill 1 section every week on a rotating curriculum, and also provide specific solo & auxiliary drills layered within each posture. Class will start with group led breathing & stretching, and we will step through the form and drills together. Corrections and higher-level items will be exposed as you advance, slowly peeling layers of more intensity to the learner. Advanced students will be introduced to Tai Chi ‘push-hands‘ (a martial game and diagnostic internal test), and we will also introduce more advanced internal arts like Hebei style Xing Yi, Bagua Zhang, and training protocols. 

     

    Style: We train Zheng Man Qing 37 Tai Chi, as taught by the late Master(s) Zheng Man Qing, Benjamin Lo & senior student, author, and teacher Scott Meredith.

     

    Tai Chi Push hands by invite only.

  • 108 Kung Fu | Forms Class

  • Ignite a holistic practice and contemplative art that stretches a lifetime of physical health.

     

    Intensity level: Medium

     

    Before Koa House, there was the infamous 108 Kung Fu. We are probably most well known for our school, 108 Kung Fu back in Chinatown, SF from 2009-2017. What started as a fledgling park-group, evolved into a full-fledged commercial school amongst the San Francisco pantheon for about a decade – and we have now brought it to Littleton! Everything you learn within this system is laser-focused to not only provide effective self-defense, fitness, and martial prowess, but to also ignite a holistic practice and contemplative art that stretches a lifetime of practical benefits. You can check out a quick day by day YT video from our Chinatown days, here. Or, our manual on Amazon with art by Jesse Michaels (Operation Ivy), here.

     

    Form Class: Kung Fu Forms are choreographed sets either empty hand, or with ancient weapons. They are like physical catalogs of techniques and physical practices that have been passed down over centuries from the temples of old – now in you hands! The purpose is to offer fitness & self defense via martial intent, but to also pair a mental & spiritual practice alongside the physical.  StrikesRollsAnimal Inspirations, or even weapons like  Spears, DaggersSwordsRopes, and more will all be uncovered from Shaolin and Taoist based systems of old.  The combined physical and contemplative practice truly make a unique offering – that we are sure you will love.

     

    We teach the exact same Kung Fu curriculum for kids and adults, making it a great family endeavor. This class can be calibrated to meet any background, ability, and fitness level; and is a ranked art for all ages & backgrounds – No gloves or further equipment required.

     

    Advanced and sparring by invite only.

  • Yin/Yang Stretching & Flow

  • Martial Yoga

    Stretch, strengthen, breathe & condition in this perfect mid-tempo balance of soft isometrics vs. dynamic power build session.

    Intensity: Medium

     

    This class offers a mid-tempo bodyweight and isometric flow session of the best hand-picked exercises from Chinese Yoga (Yijinjing, Yue Fei, Hua To), Qi Gong (breathing & stretching methods),  Vinyassa Flow Yoga, and  Shastarvidya. Each session will develop isometric strength, get you sweating, and increase flexibility levels while monitoring breath work.

    No further equipment necessary. 

  • Open Mat | KH Conditioning

  • Just want some solo time to drill those forms we taught? Stretch? Get some pointers? Shred through a hard-core conditioning set, Punch a bag in between meetings? Use these open mat hours to come and do your thang!

    Need set’s to challenge you? Try our Fighter Conditioning, or Traditional Training circuits to give you a challenge – we will have them posted in the gym to keep you busy, and a space for functional fitness equipment as well.

     

    Note: Open Mat at Koa House is for current members only.

  • Keiki | Kids Class

  • Designed for ages 5-11.

    Our kids program is a fully integrated approach to physical health, conflict resolution techniques, self-defense, positive mental development, team work, and real-world application. Stylistically we will infuse all things stand-up, to take-downs, take-down defense, and basic ground (Jiujitsu). 

    We cycle between two types of classes weekly:

    • Forms: Following our 108 Kung Fu forms curriculum, keiki are challenged with coordinated physical martial training, conditioning, memorization, and abstract thinking. The class is held under a familial group effort lens to encourage teamwork, and leadership skills. We infuse martial games and fun challenges to keep the training a fun, enjoyable, and to be something they look forward to every week! 

     

    • Skills: In this class, we work on conflict resolution techniques and situational self-defense. From observational skills, behavior signals, distance management, the power of words & voice, and situational self-defense. We will also break down mechanics of common strikes, escapes, holds and submissions from Muay Thai striking, and basic ground defense or control from Jiu Jitsu. We infuse martial, and team games to make it enjoyable – and will end each class with a value of the month, and an optional fun project or contest for the month to encourage activation out side the mats.