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Thornton Martial Arts and Fitness
Kru Ed Thornton Thornton Martial Arts and Fitness
701 Main Street East Hartford CT 06108
We have been in business for 11 years
We teach Muay Thai and Tang Soo Do
Kru Ed Thornton – Mr. Thornton is a Second Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do from the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation, CT. He also holds a First Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do from Universal Martial Arts, NJ. Mr. Thornton has studied martial arts for the past 25 years. He has been studying Muay Thai Kick Boxing for fourteen years, he started teaching and opened his own school, Thornton Martial Arts, in East Hartford. He teaches Muay Thai/ MMA. He is a dad, a husband, an Optician, and a dog trainer.
Thornton Martial Arts is the only school in the state of Connecticut allowed to hold the official affiliation with Sityodtong. Mr. Thornton is a student of Kru Mark DellaGrotte. Kru Mark DellaGrotte is the owner & operator of Sityodtong USA.
Master Lynda Thornton- was awarded the Rank of Fourth Degree Master Belt in Tang Soo Do in 2008. She has trained in the martial arts for 29 years and has been teaching for over twenty-five years. She has trained and competed in the styles of Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu. In 2009 she was inducted into the Action Karate Martial Arts Hall of Fame for achievements in the martial arts. She is a wife, a mother, a public school Vice Principal, and an army veteran.
Our academy started as a hobby and developed into a family atmosphere where children and adults can grow into athletes, and use those skills to succeed in life
Past and present fighters...
Stergos Mikkios amateure Triumphant Title AKBF, Pro One FC, One Championship, Thai Fight
Paul Banasiak WKA Champ Pro fighter in Glory, Lion Fight, Thai Fight
Parker Porter UFC Heavy Weight MMA
William Knight UFC Light Heavy Weight MMA
And multiple amateure Muay Thai title holders including Hector Delrio, Tracy Baldwin, and Michael Alves
We train traditional Muay Thai which includes pad work, bag work, and partner drilling with a system of techniques that we can replicated again and again.
We are not just a gym, we are an academy. A learning institution with strong family roots. Our students are our family and that is why our academy carries our family name.