Nak Muay Thai, Richmond VA
8 In my first class I was hitting the mits and getting hit back. From that point on sparring of some kind has been a part of each class esssentially. The gym started in january and one senior student already had an ammy MMA fight and won. The instructor is a muay thai boxer with a pro record (8-0) who has begun to dabble in MMA.
6 Nak Muay has jump ropes, three kicking bags, several punching bags, gloves, wraps, mitts, and a boxing ring. All the equipment is used and well-worn but functional. It also has a weight room with barbells, dumbbells and equipment for leg-press, squat, and bench-press.
7 The gym is fairly large in a commercial/industrial building, with one large room with a boxing ring, and a smaller room with matts covering the floors for less "alive" practice like hitting bags and mitts.
9 The gym is brand-new, and right now the class sizes are small and the head instructor is very involved
9 Everyone I've met has been friendly and willing to work, a great combination. They also put up with a variety of skill levels and manage skill level differences well within a class
7 it's a muay thai gym
*The gym has wrestling instructors as well, and the ammy fighter/senior student at the gym fights MMA and is trained in grappling, but I have not attended a wrestling class. No BJJ though.