origins in the anchient martial art Muay Boran
Science or Art of 8 Limbs
National Sport of Thailand
Muay Thai is a martial art that when done with skill resembles a beautiful dance. It embodies respect, discipline and self defense using 8 weapons - hands, elbows, knees, and feet with the ever present clinch!
Come learn the Dance of Muay Thai!
We are an academy who's roots run deep. Our instruction originates from within the teachings of Ajarn Chai Sirisute who brought Thai Boxing to the United States in 1968. Talon is recognized as a World Thai Boxing Affiliate Academy. As a W.T.B.A. school we are held to certain standards and guidelines within our curriculum and as instructors.
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55 minute classes
$45. 00 month
attend 2 clases per week
$60.00 per month
attend 3 classes per week
Reserve a bag or equipment 24 hours in advance
$25.00 per month
Reserve use of space for 1.5 hours
$35.00 per month
Reserve use of space for 1.5 hours with
workout options provided,
you mix and match to fit your needs
No reservation required but it is strongly advised that you phone and inquire about availability before arriving.
1.5 hours use Matt, Bags and Pads Space available 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
It is best if you phone to confirm class times available. It is still considered a Drop In as you are not paying monthly membership dues.
Time and Rates vary depending upon instruction and time frame.
$15.00 per 30 minutes
Basic Muay Thai 30 minute session
This class is designed for private groups that want to explore Muay Thai within their family, co-worker group, church group, or simply as a group of friends. The gym will be closed to reservations during your session. It will be a private class providing instruction based upon your desired needs as a group.
$25.00 per session
Limit 10 participants single session, reservations required and paid one week in advance.
$100.00 per month
Limit 10 participants per session, a total of 4 sessions per month, reservations required and paid one week in advance of start date.
Two people for the price of one. Participants need to attend as partners and will workout together. Pairs consist of 2 people 21 years of age unless it is a parent/child pairing. Parents please consider age of your child beforer registering. We suggest no younger than 8 years of age. Optional Social outing immediately after class, location to be determined weekly. This class will be scheduled for Friday evenings - start date to be determined. Contact Rhonda Rae directly.
$25.00 per month
Partner Class 1 time per week, limit 10 participants per class, 4 sessions within a month, reservations required and payment 1 week in advance prior to start date.
$10.00 per class
Partner Class 1 time per week paid as drop in fee, limit 10 participants per class, monthly paid members are guarenteed spots first.
Youth & Adult ages 8 - ?
Youth, Adult, Specific Populations
18 years of age +
18 years of age +
Ages 8 - ?
You create your group
Families may have children younger than 8 but are responsible for making sure children are able to focus for a 55 minute period with close parental supervision and guidance
Ages 8+ for parent child pairings
18 + for non parent child pairings
2-4-1- is a relaxed class with the goal of sharing the cost and the Art of Muay Thai with a partner of your choice.
Adult all levels 4:30 p.m.
Youth 5:30 p.m.
Adult all levels 6:30 p.m.
Adult all levels 7 a.m.
Orientation 8:30 a.m.
Open Mat 9 a.m. - 3:00 24 hour reservation notice suggested.
Partners 2-4-1- 6p.m.
call to reserve a spot
limit 10 individuals
call to reserve your spot beginning September
limit 10 participants
This will be offered if there is enough interest and will be 40 minutes in duration starting in September.
Talon will provide equipment for trial classes. All members are required to have thier own equipment after the trial sessions have ended. This rule will be enforced for Drop In Members as well. Maintaining a healthy gym is top priority and having your own equipment ensures your health. Talon does carry some equipment and Rhonda Rae can assist with your specific needs, however you may purchase your equipment from retailer of your choice; you are not required to purchase items from Talon FightGear.
Boxing or Muay Thai Gloves
Intermediate -Advanced Student add:
Advanced Student add:
Thai shorts with compression shorts or leggings worn under for coverage as Thai shorts have large leg openings for ease of movement.
Talon Tshirt (1 provided with membership) compression shirts or rash guards are optional and worn under the Talon Tshirt (rashguards and compression shirts are not provided).
Shoes are not allowed during Muay Thai.
Shoes that are only worn on the mat may be used during conditioning drills. No outside shoes allowed on the mat.
Anyone who desires a preview and instruction before attending trial classes.
The orientation session gives individuals the opportunity to have one on one or small group instruction covering the basic strikes and what to expect during a typical clalss.
Orientation is free as are 4 trial classes.
Comfortable clothing, no shoes (or shoes that are for inside use only).
Water and a towel.
Saturday mornings 8:30 a.m. are reserved for Orientation, however you may arrange a time that suites your schedule if that is necessary. Orientation is an hour in length. Please phone 515 250 2357 to reserve your orientation spot.
Talon Muay Thai is excellent! High quality instruction and great equipment. A fun intense experience for anyone. A++
Law Enforcement Agent
"I have had the pleasure of training at Talon Muay Thai. Rhonda Kness is dedicated, knowledgeable and encouraging. Solid techniques were shown and all questions answered. Every time I get a chance to stop in I leave having learned something new to improve my game. I have much respect for Talon Muay Thai and look forward to my next visit."
Amateur MMA Fighter
With her background in teaching, Talon owner, Rhonda Rae Kness understands how to teach people of all ages and skill levels. Her passion for the art of Muay Thai makes her a great instructor and motivator. Rhonda Rae creates a welcoming and encouraging environment with focus on correct technique, physical fitness and the fine details of Muay Thai.
I am happy to recommend Talon Muay Thai to both beginners and seasoned martial arts practitioners.
Group, youth, adult, partners, one on one and group specific classes are offered.
*2-4-1 Class date to be announced
*all women's class to be announced
A TPS recipient is a student who has demonstrated exemplary Muay Thai skills using Technique, Power and Speed during a class session. TPS Awards are not lightly presented and a person may be the standing recipient over several weeks until another student displays the desired TPS skills.
Making room for new gear - stop by and check out the remaining gloves on sale.
Talon FightGear is now a Yokkao Dealer
Stay tuned for an announcement concerning a new Muay Thai product dealer contract
Information to come concerning the 2nd Annual Muay Thai Tournament of Champions shceduled for September.
September schedule change to be announced soon!
Will I get hit? Yes, it is a contact sport however we learn control before we learn anything else. At Talon we pride ourselves in teaching technique which leads to controlled striking.
Do I have to fight? Absolutely not! It is perfectly normal to be a practicioner of the art. Does every golfer participate in a tournament? No. We encourage students to train in Muay Thai and enjoy the benefits it brings to your daily life.
Do I have to have a partner? No, some drills are designed for partners, however you are welcome to do the combinations on a hanging bag, it won't give you the reality of a moving person who counters but you certainly may use the bag if that is your preference.
Are there age limits? Yes, and no. Talon Muay Thai requires students be 8 years of age to register for group instruction younger students may register for one on one instruction. There is no ceiling on the age requirement!
601 SW 9th Street, Suite D, Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment
Class times and Membership Options located on this site.
We love sharing the Science of 8 Limbs! Contact Rhonda Rae to schedule an orientation so you can get started with your trial classes!
601 SW 9th St, Des Moines, Iowa 50309, United States
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment
See the schedule for class times.
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Limited styles and sizes.
We know your desire to be unique so we only order a very limited number of each design or color.
Custom created as well as brand name shorts. Contact us for a quote on a custom pair of shorts that are as unique as you!
We have found a brand of shorts that work well for those who need a roomier cut in the leg opening - it is getting rave reviews. Contact us for information.
Muay Thai is our thing so of course we have a variety of t-shirts and hoodies, not to mention a few other Muay Thai specific items. Give us a call if you are looking for something you don't see.
Don't see what you need? We'll be happy to help.
Various sizes, styles and colors available.
A variety of sizes and colors inclulding XS to XL.