Learn Muay Thai

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.


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.



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