More on Ohana Warrior, Far North Dallas

I wrote my last post on our recommendation of Ohana Warrior in Richardson for Jay’s Kickboxing students. Please read that article for an introduction to Mona, the owner, the facility, class schedule, and pricing.

Amy is already there.  Big Mike and Meg said they’ll be coming over.  What about you?

Here are a few answers to questions you’ve asked.

Do they teach technique?  Yes.  It’s important both to prevent injuries and increase your skills.  In a recent class we had to run drills with paper held under your armpit, against your forehead, and under your chin to instill proper position (arms down, hands guarding your face, and chin down)!

How hard are the classes? As hard as you want them to be. Remember, it’s a family gym.  If you’re a beginner or getting back to regular training, no problem.  Take it easy and work at your own speed.  If you’re a fighter, there’s plenty of opportunity to push yourself, get an excellent workout, and find others in the class who also will be training hard.

Are classes like those at UFC Gyms? Ohana has a few bags for individual work outside classes. Classes follow a more traditional Muay Thai format where you work out with a partner with mitts or a bag. They have 15-25 students at each class. So you’re sure to find someone at your size and skill level. Classes start with jumping rope.  Again, it’s not a problem if you’re not ready for a full round.  Many students aren’t.  Do as much as you can, substitute jumping jacks or jogging and punching to the ceiling, etc.

If you’re looking for a mass-produced workout like UFC Gyms with your own bag, where they typically don’t teach technique and they have the same program or similar drills every class, then Ohana isn’t for you. Check out a Title Boxing Club instead.

For most of Jay’s career as a teacher, he didn’t have individual bags.  Ohana’s format is what he taught.  I have the jumprope to prove it!

Please join us! Ohana Warrior 525 W. Arapaho Rd, Ste 18, Richardson (972) 968-7306 map. Tell them you’re a Jay Hollywood Wilson Kickboxing student.

Train hard, Live Long, and Prosper,


Far North Dallas

Live and work in Allen or McKinney?  If Richardson is too far for you, here are suggestions from other students.


All levels, including advanced

  • Saekson, Plano (Muay Thai). This is where Jay trained.  He also taught there 10 years ago.
  • The Den, Allen (Boxing, Crossfit)
  • Siam Star, Allen (Muay Thai, MMA)



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