What Is Muay Thai Kickboxing?

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14
Oct
2015
Posted in Muay Thai

Enter any serious Mixed Martial Arts gym in Canada and abroad, and you’re likely to find some sort of Muay Thai kickboxing program or class being taught. Why? Because it’s deemed by many experts to be the most effective striking style for use in modern MMA competition. For this reason, many people want to learn Muay Thai. But just what exactly is Muay Thai kickboxing? Muay Thai Kickboxing is both a combat sport and a martial art developed in Thailand, and is often thought of as the national sport of Thailand. Called “Muay Thai”, Thai boxing, or Thai kickboxing for short, it is perhaps the most exciting and captivating of the various kickboxing styles that fighters practice and compete in around the world. Thai’s love Muay Thai, and in Thailand children often begin training in Muay Thai at an early age (with limited contact rules) in the hopes of someday becoming a famous Muay Thai champion. Muay Thai History The name “Muay Thai” is derived from the meaning of the word “muay”, which means to bind something in a ball. In times past, Muay Thai practitioners would bind their hands in hemp rope to protect them from damage during matches … Continue reading

Techniques & Training Methods of Muay Thai

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6
Oct
2015
Posted in Muay Thai

Of all the modern combat sports, perhaps none other is more exciting to watch than Muay Thai kickboxing. And, of all the striking styles, none is as easy to pick up or as difficult to master as Muay Thai. With techniques that belie the complexity of the art by their simplicity, Muay Thai is a lot like chess in that the basics and rules are easy to learn, but one can spend a lifetime mastering their subtleties. Since we realize that most of the people who find our website are looking for more information on our school and the martial arts classes we teach, we decided to write this article in order to explain the art of Muay Thai kickboxing by breaking down the basic techniques and training methods of Muay Thai. Let’s start with the techniques… The Techniques of Muay Thai The techniques of Muay Thai can be broken down into four sections; punches, kicks, elbows, and knees. Some would also add in a fifth dimension, techniques of thrusting with the foot, but those techniques fall under the realm of kicks, so for simplicity’s sake we’ve organized them as such. Punching techniques mostly correlate with the techniques of Western … Continue reading