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Muay Thai is the Thai name for a form of Martial Art practised in several Southeast Asian countries including Cambodia (where it is Pradal Serey), Myanmar, Vietnam (where it is known as Vo Tu Do), and Malaysia (where it is known as Tomoi)
.Traditional Muay Thai Martial Arts have had a long history in Thailand as a fighting style used by the Military. The Military style of Muay Thai Boxing is called Lerdrit, and today’s ‘Sport Muay Thai’ slightly varies from the original Art and uses kicks and punches in a Ring and with Gloves similar to those used in Western Boxing.
Muay Thai Martial Arts are referred to as “The Science of Eight Limbs”, as the hands, elbows, knees and shins are all used extensively in this art. A true master practitioner of Muay Thai Martial Arts has the ability to execute strikes using eight ‘points of contact’, as opposed to ‘two points’ (fists) in Boxing and ‘four points’ (fists, feet) used in the primary sport oriented forms of Martial Arts. Muay Thai Martial Arts is an especially versatile, brutal and straightforward fighting style.!
Before entering the Ring, most fighters do some form of ritual. Some might kneel before the Ring, some might pray with their Coach, and some do a procedure of movements (like touching the Ring ropes 3 times) before going over the top of the top rope.
Thai Boxers always climb above the top rope, because in Thai society your head is considered to be very important. The feet are considered dirty and therefore it’s important to always have your head above your feet while entering the Ring. While in the Ring, the fighter might go to the centre and bow to each side. After this, the Wai Kru or (Wai Khru Ram Muay) starts.
This ritual is both for religious reasons and for stretching. It also gives the fighters some lone time before the fight to collect their thoughts and concentrate on the task ahead.
Some use this ritual to attempt to scare their opponents, commonly by stomping around the opponent. The Wai Kru usually starts with the fighter walking around the Ring, counter-clockwise. This could be described as ‘sealing the Ring’, showing that it’s just yourself and the fighter now. During the Wai Kru there are a lot of different kinds of movements and steps that a fighter can perform before the match. Some motions imitate, for example, a swallow, a hunter, a soldier or an executioner. After this dance, the fighter walks over to his coach who removes the Mongkon and the Pong Malai. Then the match can start after some rules from the judge and a Glove shake.
A Muay Thai Martial Arts match formally has no more than 5 rounds, each round lasting 3 minutes, with a two minute rest period in between. No additional rounds are allowed. Boxers must regularly wear gloves, each weighing not less than 6 ounces (172 grams). The Gloves must not be squeezed, kneaded or crushed to change their original shape. Rules on a contestant’s Boxing costumes are:Contestants must wear only trunks (Red or blue according to their corners) that appropriately fit their bodiesContestants must wear standard supporters or sturdy athletic cups to protect their groin. Mouthguard are also usedNo shirts or shoes, ankle caps are permitted A sacred cord known as Mongkol can be worn around the head only during the pre-fight ritual of paying homage to ancestral teachers of Muay Thai Martial ArtsMetal or other substances that will be harmful to the opponent is prohibited.
The basic offensive techniques in Muay Thai Martial Arts use fists, elbows, shins, feet, and knees to strike the opponent. To bind the opponent for both offensive and defensive purposes, small amounts of stand up grappling are used: the clinch.Muay Thai Martial Arts is often a fighting art of attrition, where opponents exchange blows with one another. This is certainly the case with traditional stylists in Thailand but is a less popular form of fighting in the contemporary world fighting circuit.With the success of Muay Thai in Mixed Martial Arts MMA fighting, it has become the de facto Martial Art of choice for competitive stand up fighters. As a result, it has evolved in order and incorporated much more powerful hand striking techniques used in western-style Boxing, and the Thai style of exchanging blow for blow is no longer favourable.When Muay Thai fighters compete against fighters of other styles (and if the rules permit it), they almost invariably emphasise elbow (sok) and knee (kao) techniques to gain a distinct advantage in fighting.Almost all techniques in Muay Thai Martial Arts use the entire body movement, rotating the hip with each kick, punch and block. The rotation of the hips in Muay Thai techniques and intensive focus on ‘core muscles’ (abdominal and surrounding muscles) is very distinctive and is what sets Muay Thai Martial Arts apart from other styles of martial arts.Here at SuperproSamui, we follow the traditional style of Muay Thai Martial Arts but mix it with the progressive movement of the sport today. Our Muay Thai Boxing Lessons teach you the modern style of Muay Thai fighting without losing the traditional Muay Thai spirit.Come and experience the best Muay Thai Boxing Camp Thailand has to offer.