Learn Muay Thai
In this section you will learn the most basic Muay Thai techniques, a few training methods and everything you have to know about the sport. Muay Thai is a modernized mixture of traditional Thai martial arts systems. The ancient art of Thai-Boxing is knows as Muay Boran. Muay Thai (มวยไทย) is also referred to the "Art of Eight Limbs", because you have 8 points of contact and fight with your fists, your feet, your elbows and your knees. Don't forget to check out our Muay Thai video section for instructions from Thailand also.
- Punching (Chok)
- Elbow (Ti Sok)
- Kicking (Te)
- Knee (Ti Khao)
- Clinch / Neck Wrestling (Chap Kho)
- Defense Techniques
More Info and Advice
- In most martial arts styles, knee and elbow strikes are not allowed. However, in South-eastern Asian martial arts, such as Muay Thai, these techniques are essential.
- Head strikes are not allowed in Muay Thai fights.
- There are throws in Muay Thai, but fights don't continue on the gound.
- Thai fighters began wearing boxing gloves during the training and in fights against foreigners in the early 20th century. Before that, fights were a lot more dangerous and sometimes fighters even died in the ring. That's when the sport was modernized and Muay Thai as we know it now was born.
- Muay Thai fighters are also called Nak Muay.
- Conditioning is very important in Muay Thai. Run or rope skip at least 20 minutes before you start working on your technique. You should also stretch a few minutes, but stretching is not really a big part of Muay Thai.