SOME OF OUR POPULAR GYM NICKNAMES
People have described House of Eight Limbs Muay Thai under a handful of identifiable comparisons. We have been called, "The Cobra Kai of Muay Thai", "The Bad News Bears of Thai Boxing" and "The Original Foot Clan of the Carolinas" just to name a few.
HOUSE OF EIGHT LIMBS - OUR INTRODUCTION
Our Introduction to House of Eight Limbs can best be described by two words...Relentless Dedication. In the beginning, House of Eight Limbs or H8L for short was built upon two principles: #1. The people come first. Family, Friends, Fighters, etc. Without the people this house could never have been built. No matter your walk of life everyone is welcome and will be treated as such. #2. Provide the best level of quality instruction to all. No matter your experience level from the elite pro fighter to the novice of novices. H8L strives to build a solid foundation through progressive and residual learning. Nothing beats the basics. H8L prides itself on having the mentality and understanding that once the house is entered we are here to "train with and alongside you rather than train on you."
WHAT DEFINES US
We are the believers in a dream, who built H8L on are own dime, just for the opportunity to train, to compete and to provide quality instruction in a fun and safe atmosphere. We are defined by our ability to adapt to the needs and wants of our clientele. We are also defined by our belief structure in which: There is no hierarchy or top of the food chain mentalities here. Whether you're here for fitness, fun or fight competitions we are all one and train as one.
WHAT WE WILL NEVER BE
We will never be driven by politics and hierarchies. We will never be commercial, allowing our judgement to be clouded in favor of the dollar. We will never be driven by rank and/or status. We will never be without integrity, honor, discipline, structure and respect
Welcome to the House of Eight Limbs,
"The house that hard work built"
H8L MUAY THAI
H8L welcomes all levels in our classes. We break down the training so anyone and everyone is able to achieve whatever goals they are striving for.
H8L also competes regularly in Semi Contact, Point Contact, Full Contact and Full Rules. Our competitors have competed for organizations such as but not limited to, International Kickboxing Federation (IKF), Lion Fight, Bellator, NFC, ISKA, World Kickboxing Association (WKA), Triangle Kickboxing, NAGA, New Breed, Conflict MMA, USFFC, Settle the Scores MMA, Fight Lab, NFC, MFC, Southeast K-1 Championship, Fight for It, United States Kuo Shu Federation (USKSF): Lei Tai (Sanda aka Sanshou/Chinese Kickboxing) as well as many other amateur/pro league organizations throughout the United States as well as internationally. Many of our students and competitors have different backgrounds and experiences in but not limited to Muay Thai, Full Contact Knockdown Karate (Kyokushin Karate), TaeKwonDo, Olympic Style TaeKwonDo, Boxing, Grappling, and Kickboxing to name a few.
H8L competitors have won titles and championships in Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, MMA and grappling. Some of the championship titles won are with North Carolina Golden Gloves Boxing, International Kickboxing Federation (IKF), World Kickboxing Association (WKA), Thai Championship Boxing (TCB) and Cagezilla just to name a few.
H8L competed in the 2022 WKA World Championships in Wales, UK and brought home a gold medal and a world champion for Team USA. H8L has achieved national championships in kickboxing and Lei Tai (Sanshou).
We have a saying or expression at H8L, "No heat, no air, all work...no one leaves with a dry shirt."
Arjarn Tai Bradley
Arjarn Tai Bradley is the owner, founder and the head Muay Thai instructor at House of Eight Limbs. He is a multi-certified Muay Thai instructor under the USMTA (United States Muay Thai Association), TBA (Thai Boxing Association), UWMTA (United World Muay Thai Association), MTIA (Muay Thai International Association), and ICMTT (International Council of Muay Thai Trainers).
He is also certified and recognized under the Thai Ministry of Education for his contributions in the art of Muay Thai. He has trained and studied Muay Thai extensively throughout the United States and Thailand. Arjarn Tai Bradley is also a certified fitness instructor in Boxing Fitness, Muay Thai Fitness as well as being a certified Kickboxing fitness instructor. Arjarn Tai Bradley has been studying, training and competing in combat related sports and martial arts since the age of 5. He has competed in Boxing, Muay Thai, Full contact Karate (Kyokushinkai), Taekwondo, Wrestling, MMA and Kickboxing on an amateur level. He is very passionate about training and coaching. He routinely takes trips to Thailand to learn new skills and to continue his education. Arjarn Tai Bradley takes a realistic and applicable approach to teaching/coaching. He is extremely passionate in his teaching, providing exceptional, technical instruction in Muay Thai. One of his goals is to build a strong lineage of teachers/coaches to one day see Muay Thai as an Olympic Sport.
Coach Taurean Bennett
Coach Taurean Bennett is the “Offensive Coordinator” of House of Eight Limbs Muay Thai; originally from South Carolina he was influenced at an early age by his late uncle an avid martial artist himself named Dool. Growing up watching Kung Fu movies, Chop Socky flicks, Samurai Movies, Anime and Professional Wrestling shows only made his interest in Martial Arts and Combat Sports grow.
Beginning his martial arts journey in 2009 training in CSW (Combat Submission Wrestling) and the hybrid kickboxing system STX (Savate – Thaiboxing) as well as cross training in Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ) and Boxing. After extensively training at different gyms under different coaches and disciplines, he began studying the movements, philosophies and training styles of “52 Handblocks”. In 2018, he made his way to House of Eight Limbs Muay Thai and began training in the progressive striking system under Arjarn Tai Bradley.
During this time he was known throughout the gym as the infamous “Yellow Shirt”. After years of training he began cornering fighters, offering personal one on one training in striking as well as coaching gaining him the moniker of being the Offensive Coordinator and coaching the “Friday Night Fight FUNdamentals” class. Coach Taurean brings a vast knowledge of martial arts technique work, combat/conditioning training and an impressive knowledge of the good ole days of early NHB/MMA, Old School Knockdown fights and the days where traditional martial arts reigned.