Muay Thai Schools in Thailand
About Muay Thai
Muay Thai, or Thai boxing, originated in Thailand and is often known as the “Art of Eight Limbs”, referring to its use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes (eight points of contact). Muay Thai has always been a popular past time in Thailand but during recent years it has grown in popularity throughout the world. In fact, many Muay Thai schools in Thailand have loaned their trainers to Western gyms, and Muay Thai is a common discipline of MMA which is particularly popular in North America thus further enhancing the popularity of the sport. It is a popular spectacle for Westerners visiting or living in Thailand with arenas dotted throughout the country and if you have the chance to see an exhibition match you should definitely check it out, Lumpini is perhaps the most famous Thai boxing arena in Thailand with the highest caliber fighters.
Choosing a Muay Thai School in Thailand
There are hundreds of Muay Thai schools in Thailand, offering a range of courses and sessions. Visitors can simply walk in for a one time training session, or stay for months learning Muay Thai, with many Muay Thai schools in Thailand providing on site accommodation. Many of the Thai boxing schools can provide coaching for a range of disciplines, from MMA, BJJ, western boxing and more. Many others also offer weight loss programs, combining Muay Thai, weights, aerobics and more to get customers into shape.
Training that is specific to a Muay Thai fighter includes training with coaches on pads, focus mitts, heavy bags, and sparring. The daily training includes many rounds (3-5 minute periods broken up by a short rest, often 1–2 minutes) of these various methods of practice. Thai pad training is a cornerstone of Muay Thai conditioning which involves practicing punches, kicks, knees, and elbow strikes with a trainer wearing thick pads which cover the forearms and hands.
Thai boxing in Thailand is becoming a popular form of exercise due to the heavy focus on body conditioning. Muay Thai is specifically designed to promote the level of fitness and toughness required for ring competition. The training regime includes such conditioning as running, shadowboxing, skipping, weight lifting, medical ball exercises and many more and thus is a great way to keep in shape.
How to Find the Right Muay Thai School in Thailand?
Many Muay Thai schools in Thailand have opened up in the last few years offering a range of courses suitable for short term or long term courses and can cater for the visitors requirements. Such is the popularity of this sport amongst visitors to Thailand, you will often see people spending months at a time at Muay Thai schools. Action Sport Asia works with some of the leading Muay Thai schools in Thailand, for more information, please view the Muay Thai school links on this page or view the map below for a Muay Thai school in a specific location.
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