Welcome To The Muay Thai Pad Holder Certification

This online course and certification is designed for martial arts instructors, kickboxing / MMA coaches and personal trainers who want to earn an award in pad holding for Muay Thai.

The complete Muay Thai Pad Holder award is split into two levels to make it easier to learn.

This first level covers the basics of pad holding for Muay Thai and covers the core drills and concepts required to certify.

It includes eight comprehensive modules...

🥊Module 1: Pad positions & safety considerations
🥊Module 2: Pad holding for long range striking
🥊Module 3: Pad holding for close range striking
🥊Module 4: Pad holding for the clinch
🥊Module 5: Fundamental combinations
🥊Module 6: Advanced combinations
🥊Module 7: Fakes, draws & traps
🥊Module 8: Supplemental equipment (belly pad, thai suitcase etc)

What's Included?

Inside the online course you will get instant access to...

  • Detailed coaching manuals that teach you everything you need to know to hold pads like a pro

  • Technical instructional videos that show you every technique, drill & concept in detail

  • Online support where you can ask questions and get help fast

  • Everything you need to learn how to hold pads for Boxing

Inside the level 1 course, you will find comprehensive video training, detailed instruction manuals, support materials & discussion forums (where you can ask questions) and FREE bonuses.

Once you have accessed the course and learnt the drills, concepts and techniques there are two simple steps to become certified.

1. You will be required to complete a short online assessment where you must answer a series on questions to confirm your understanding of the course material

2. You must record and send me video demonstrations to allow me to assess your competency in the skills you have learnt. 

(The full process of how to submit the above criteria is explained in detail within the course.)

Once you have successful completed the two part assessment, you will gain your certification as a

"Mittmaster Muay Thai Pad Holder (Level 1)"



On successful completion of the level one course you will also become eligible to purchase the Level 2 training course which focuses on advanced pad drills & concepts including:

  • Intermediate & advanced pad drills
  • Developing striking attributes
  • Personalising the material to your client
  • Understanding strategic defence
  • Drills to develop combat athleticism
  • Advanced pad holding sequences and progressions

But...before you can start Level 2 you need to complete Level 1

Click the button below to get started today

How It Works

  • Learn Online

    Study online at your own pace. Watch the online tutorials and follow along

  • Manuals & Guides

    Download & print training manuals & tip sheets. Work at your own pace & take the assessment when you are ready

  • Video Lessons

    Watch the video lessons to learn the drills, techniques and pad holding required for certification

  • Support & help

    Get help and advice as you learn. Ask questions & get answers inside the course

  • Online Assesment

    Complete the course and send in your demo videos and I'll assess & certify you online

  • 12 Muay Thai Lesson Plans

    FREE BONUS - 12 Muay Thai lesson plans you can use to teach classes

Your Instructor

Matt Chapman

Founder of Mittmaster.com

Hi, my name is Mittmaster Matt.

I'm a martial arts student for 35 years, instructor for 20 years, author and creator of the Mittmaster Pad Training system.

This unique pad training system includes over 500 pad drills for Boxing, Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Thaiboxing & MMA and is used daily by 10,000 instructors, coaches and school owners around the world.


  • What will I get if I complete the course?

    If you complete the course and pass the short written & video test you will be awarded a Mittmaster certification as a

    "Muay Thai Pad Holder Level 1"

  • Will passing the course make me a Muay Thai Coach?

    Absolutely not. To become a Muay Thai coach you will need to complete several years training under a Muay Thai Kru.

    This award means that you are safe and competent to hold pads for Muay Thai.

  • How does it work?

    Once you sign up, you will get instant access to the complete course. You can work your way through it at your own pace.

    Once you feel confident with the material you can take the short written test and send me your demonstration videos.