Muay Thai

Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand and is known in English as Thai Boxing. Muay Thai originated over 1000 years ago and utilizes kicks, punches, elbows, knee strikes, and clinch work. The art of Muay Thai has it’s origins in the ancient Thai military, and has progressed and evolved into one of the world’s foremost striking arts.

A typical Muay Thai match takes place in a ring using gloves similar to those used in Western boxing, Thai Boxers fight barefoot and without headgear. Bouts can be won by knockout, technical knockout, or by points(judges decision).

While a competitive sport, Muay Thai still retains it’s roots as a traditional martial art. Every bout begins with a Wai Kru Ram Muay, often shortened to just Wai Kru or Ram Muay. The Wai Kru is a ritual dance meant to pay homage to the fighter’s camp, sport, and trainers.During Thai Boxing matches traditional Thai music is played to set the pace and tempo of the fight.

Muay Thai is trained as a contact sport, and it is because of this sporting aspect that Thai Boxing is such a formidable striking art/sport and self-defense system.

The live training or sparring aspect of Muay Thai is essential in the development of the necessary skills to be able to defend oneself on the street or to fight in the ring if the student so wishes. Beginners are never allowed to spar for safety reasons, and live sparring is always gradually worked in to maintain a level of control and safety for all involved. Sparring is always done with safety gear on to limit injuries and to keep the students safe. This type of training allows practitioners of the art to develop incredibly proficient punches, kicks, elbow and knee strikes in addition to the ability to work from a clinch position to strike. Thai Boxing training stresses technique and conditioning hence the level of fitness in Muay Thai practitioners is also extremely high.

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