To train body, mind and spirit through the highest level of authentic Muay Thai instruction in a safe, friendly and welcoming environment that encourages students to reach and obtain goals that aim to improve the overall quality of life.
In 1973 a man by the name of Chae T. Goh came to the Unites States from South Korea with just a few bucks in his pocket and the dream of teaching his art of Tae Kwon Do in the land of opportunity.
He opened his school in Exton, Pa and called it the name he decided on when he was just a child, Dragon Gym.
Fast forward over forty-years later and Dragon Gym is stronger than ever and has evolved into a martial arts university of sorts offering its members multiple martial arts with the highest level of instruction around.
Our Dragon Gym Muay Thai program was created by Lonnie Beck under the auspice of his instructor, Angel Cartagena. Today, the two continue to have a strong relationship and grown their knowledge of Muay Thai together.
DGMT has produced fighters that have fought in the WKA World Championships in Europe and has helped thousands of people reach their goals in health and fitness through its unique training philosophies and modalities.Click here to set up a Free Trial
It is extremely uncommon for a martial arts school to remain open and strong for over 40 years, especially in the times that we live in. Dragon Gym has remained a staple of the community and a part of the families’ lives who live here ever since it opened its doors in 1973. Here are the core values that you can expect to experience when you become a part of the Dragon Gym:
Above all, Dragon Gym is a family. Its members are proud being a part of a successful team of like-minded people and of something that is bigger than themselves.
We often host social events both here (at the gym) and outside of Dragon Gym that include all of the students in every different program. Even though you may be a part of DGMT you will become familiar with students in Yoga, Kettlebell and Tae Kwon Do programs as well.
There are no opponents within Dragon Gym, only training partners, friends and family. All of our classes are aimed to make you a better version of yourself
Inside of Dragon Gym all students act with warmth, compassion and equality toward one another, regardless of age, race, creed, nationality, etc. Inside of every person is a silent battle that you know nothing about.
Muay Thai is a fighting art that dates back thousands of years and has roots in the land of Siam, now modern day Thailand. The actual history of Muay Thai is debated among its leading voices due to the lack of documentation available on the art.
Today, Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand and is just as popular in its home country as baseball in the U.S.A. or soccer in South America. Since its introduction to the western world only a few short years ago, Muay Thai is catching fire and luring in millions of loyal fans each year with its exciting and devastating fighting philosophy.
Known as The Science of Eight Limbs, Muay Thai utilizes two hands, two elbows, two knees and two legs as weapons. This separates this art from any other and easily classifies it as the most devastating striking art the world has ever seen.
Many other techniques help make Muay Thai effective for any application including clinching, trapping and sweeping opponents into defeat.
Currently, Muay Thai is challenging MMA as the fastest growing sport in the world and is gaining itself a great underground following of everyday practitioners in camps just like Dragon Gym.
Part of being a student is not only practicing and retaining information taught to you by your Coach but also researching and exploring information on your own. You are encouraged, as a student of DGMT to read, watch video and educate yourself on this unique and beautiful art of Muay Thai.
Our Martial Arts School and Fitness Studio is great for the residents of Exton, West Chester and Downingtown, only minutes away from the rte 30 bypass. Getting Started is Easy. Just call us (866-996-6242) to set up a Free, no obligation Orientation Lesson.
All of our students start the same way, with our Quick Start Program. It’s great for beginners, with no prior experience. The quick start course includes both private and group instruction so that new students can try out the program in a suitable environment. One of the great things about this program is that it gives us a chance to evaluate your progress and abilities while giving you the opportunity to observe classes, see the facility, meet the instructors, and learn about the benefits of Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Yoga and/or Russian Kettlebells. Contact us today about getting started and schedule that first lesson. Every journey starts with a single step…TAKE THAT STEP!