Monthly Archives: March 2013

“Tuanpae”forget his old age and is ready to fight.

“Tuanpae” or Nuengubon(Sitlertchai) Santiubon muay thai training camp has his full encouragement and recently he has come back to train his performance by kicking on the aim seriously again. While the supporters have regulated the new terms by finding his suitable couple boxer in 61-62 kg. without limited of giving money to this winner.

Although Tuanpae had been lost the game to Chareantrab Kertbanchong muay thai training camp and he had lost for his money amounting 2 million baht , he or the former of Champion from SuekOneThongChai has his full encouragement and come back to kick the aim for trying hard to be the winner again although he is now 41 years old. Besides, for last monday evening ,  Tuanpae has come back from Phuket province to describe about his feeling to the reporters that “my lost to Chareanthrab made me couldn’t sleep for several days because I felt disappointed to lost large amounts of money. In addition , I had lost his money at least 300,000 baht. However, my supporters didn’t complain me or blame me , but they are ready to support me again. Then, they said that if there is another boxer which has similar shape and age to me in 61-62 kg. , they are ready to give money to this winner without limited of range. Therefore, I have trained myself harder continuously because of this subject as if I was in the teenager age again. Besides, nowadays I always run and train myself with my junior boxers all the time. What’s more, in the first time I felt disappointed much that I had lost the game to Chareanthrab and lost money for 300,000 baht which was disappeared from me. However, now I has my back of full encouragement from my supporters no matter of Aunt Am or Aiyara , Deputy Aan ,  Sia Phrayoon Nanla , Ph.D Sanmueng , Santhi Ubon and other supporters. Then, now I have my energy to train and to make my good name and good form again. Thus, if anyone has opened the chance for me , I will be glad and ready to fight with my full of honor. Besides, I would like to create the good form for 1-2 times and face with Chareanthrab again without making disappointed to the muay thai fans for sure.”

“Wittaya” boasted how hot of his muay thai camp is.

“Wittaya” boasted how hot of his muay thai camp is.

Because there are several muay thai fans to cheer up for his boxers in the muay thai camp of Wittaya Simeun , it makes this muay thai camp being hot and the boxers in this muay thai camp never be lost the game for the last week of the match. Besides, the boxers in this muay thai camp had been the winner for 4 programs and for this broadcasting of friday on 22nd March in A.D. 2013 , there will be Mafengnoi Ch. Rochsurang facing with Singdam Sakrangsit muay thai training camp which is the interesting one and might not make the disappointed to the muay thai fans for sure.

After the muay thai camp of Wittaya Phetsimeun has been successful and recieved the prize of the excellent new star muay thai camp of the year in Thailand , this muay thai camp has been successful continuously. In addition, this muay thai camp is being hot along the week and  being the champion , such as Ploywittaya Phetsimeun who had been the winner by overcoming Phetphusang , S. Sommai Morakot Khomsaimai who had been the winner by overcoming Khlasiam N. Sripheng , Yokwittaya Phetsimuen who had been the winner by overcoming Saksuriya of 5 stars chicken and Tawandang of Kila Nakornsri school who had been the winner by overcoming KO Phet S. Thongkit on the fourth round. Therefore, Wittaya Simeun confirmed that he would like to maintain the good quality of fighting to make the trust by the muay thai fans eternally.

Besides, Wittaya Phetsimeun said that “Although how to be the champion is so hard , how to protect for the champion is harder as well as how to maintain the good quality of fighting for my boxers to make the trust by the muay thai fans forever and now the muay thai fans really like my boxers. Then, for the broadcasting on this friday of 22nd March in A.D. 2013 between Mafuengnoi facing with Singdam Sakrangsit muay thai training camp , it would not make the disappointed to the muay thai fans for sure.

Muay Thai History

Muay Thai History

Muay Thai or Thai Boxing is the cultural martial art of Thailand. The origins of Muay Thai date back several hundred years, and was, essentially, developed as a form of close-combat that used the entire body as a weapon. Muay Thai uses the body to mimic the weapons of war. The hands become the sword and dagger; the shins and forearms were hardened in training to act as armour against blows, and the elbow to fell opponents like a heavy mace or hammer; the legs and knees became the axe and staff. The body operated as one unit. The knees and elbows constantly searching and testing for an opening while grappling and trying to spin an enemy to the ground for the kill.

Various forms of kickboxing have long been practiced throughout Southeast Asia. Muay boran, and therefore muay Thai, was originally called by more generic names such as pahuyuth (from the Sanskrit bahu-yuddha meaning unarmed combat), dhoi muay (boxing or pugilism, a cognate of the Malay word tomoi) or simply muay. As well as being a practical fighting technique for use in actual warfare, muay became a sport in which the opponents fought in front of spectators who went to watch for entertainment. These muay contests gradually became an integral part of local festivals and celebrations, especially those held at temples. Eventually, the previously bare-fisted fighters started wearing lengths of hemp rope around their hands and forearms. This type of match was called muay khat chueak .

The origin of Muay Thai is unclear. One theory is that it was with the Thai people before the Thai immigration to Southeast Asia from China. Another is that it was adopted and modified off of Khmer martial arts when Thai culture was influenced by Khmer culture. A third theory is that a little bit of both the first and second theory occurred. Muay Thai evolved from its ancestor Muay Boran (“ancient boxing”), an unarmed combat used by Siamese soldiers in conjunction with Krabi Krabong. There is a phrase about Muay Boran that states, “Punch Korat, Wit Lopburi, Posture Chaiya, Faster Thasao.

At the time of the fall of the ancient Siam capital of Ayutthaya in 1763, the invading Burmese troops rounded up a group of Thai residents and took them as prisoners. Among them were a large number of Thai boxers, who were taken by the Burmese to the city of Ungwa.

In 1774, in the Burmese city of Rangoon, the king of the Burmese, Hsinbyushin (known in Thai as “King Mangra”), decided to organize a seven-day, seven-night religious festival in honor of Buddha’s relics. The festivities included many forms of entertainment, such as the costume plays called likay, comedies and farces, and sword-fighting matches. At one point, King Hsinbyushin wanted to see how Muay Boran would compare to the Burmese art Lethwei. Nai Khanom Tom was selected to fight against the Burmese champion. The boxing ring was set up in front of the throne and Nai Khanom Tom did a traditional Wai Kru pre-fight dance, to pay his respects to the Burmese king, as well as for all the spectators, dancing around his opponent, which amazed and perplexed all the Burmese people. When the fight began, he charged out, using punches, kicks, elbows, and knees, pummeling his opponent until he collapsed.

The referee however stated that the Burmese opponent was too distracted by the Wai Kru, and the knockout was invalid. The King then asked if Nai Khanom Tom would fight nine other Burmese champions to prove himself. He agreed and fought them all, one after the other with no rest periods in between. His last opponent was a great boxing teacher from Ya Kai City. Nai Khanom Tom mangled him by his kicks and no one else dared to challenge him any further.

During the Ayuthaya era came the introduction of Muay Kaad Chuek. Muay Kaad Chuek literal translates wrapped in twine boxing. Somewhere along way during the development and evolution of Muay Boran, an innovative fighter decided to wrap his hands. The practice caught on and varying wrapping styles and applications evolved. Some fighter’s wrapped only their hands while others covered their entire forearms. A length of around 20 metres was enough to bind one hand. The use of Muay Kaad Chuek quickly spread, as a bound fist is tougher, stronger and better protected against injury than an unbound one. It is said that before a contest fighters immersed their fists in water. This would cause the binding to harden when it dried, making it capable of producing serious injury.

Muay Thai is a martial art that is unlike any other, rich in the proud heritage of an entire nation. The style is interwoven into the well known history of the Thai people and even though they are gentle and fun loving people, they’ve had to defend both themselves and their land for many years against aggressive powers. To protect what they had, the Thai people developed a fighting system of close combat techniques that were suited to the type of rough terrain they would be fighting in. Over the years, it eventually became a rite of passage for all Thai men to train in this amazing martial art.

Muay Thai Training Program

Muay Thai training program

All training is structured around a Muay Thai fighter’s regime. Classes begin with an intense warm-up involving jogging, skipping rope and exercise. Members are then instructed on proper form during shadow-boxing, bag work and Muay Thai drills (kicks, punches, knees and elbows). Trainers are always present to insure proper technique is being practiced. Members will then practice applying what they have learned and finish with core-work.

Muay Thai program is an awesome mix of conditioning, striking, and fun, suitable for men, women, and teens. The program’s core classes focus on conditioning and basic technique. This builds up the student’s fitness level, and introduces them to the basics of striking and footwork. Technique classes are also offered to beginners, aimed at building the foundation of defending oneself, and interacting with a partner. After taking part in the basic program for a period of time, a student that demonstrates suitable skill and motivation may be invited to join the Thai Advanced Program. In addition to the amazing fitness and self-defense provided by our Muay Thai beginner program, the advanced program teaches the rules of Muay Thai, and their application in recreational and competitive environments.

Training Sessions
Training sessions are scheduled from Monday to Saturday, from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Sunday is off day for everyone.

Many people have trouble adjusting to the routine the first week due to fatigue and soreness in muscles and joints but with the proper diet, rest and stretching it will make a much easier transition.
Learning muay thai is a process and we understand that each student needs a unique guidance to reach there goals. This Careful attention only aims to nourish students confidence and the genuine understanding in the art of muay thai.

  1. Run, skip and or tire jump for 20 minutes.
  2. Shadow box with wrapped hands for 20 minutes .
  3. Kick thai pads with your personal trainer for 3 rounds while practicing proper technique, offense, defense, as well as working on your power in combinations as you hit.
  4. Boxing training only using focus mitts for 4 rounds. Work your punching combinations only while practicing slips, feints, footwork and ring control.
  5. Kick heavy bag for 5 rounds while being carefully watched by one of our trainers.
  6. Clinching and sparring for 45 minutes.
  7. 500 knees on the heavy bag , 200 front kicks on the heavy bag.
  8. Warm down and stretching.

 

Sparring

Sparring is done at 75% speed and power, and guests wear shin, mouth and head guards to prevent injury. Sparring is an important training tool that will help guests to understand Muay Thai as a fight sport and gain experience in the ring.

The fitness training program can be done once or twice a day depending on the goals of the individual. Training is very much conditioning based and constantly pushes your heart rate at an aerobic to anaerobic pace to maximize fat loss and build strength and endurance. The program teaches the basic fundamental techniques of muay thai and works to perfect them, however, it doesn’t get too complex to keep the focus on fitness and conditioning. Training at this level will make an individual be more conscious of their health and nutrition and much more of an appreciation of the discipline a fighters life really involves.

It is Important for fighters preparing for a competition that their Muay Thai conditioning regimen will include practice punches, kicks, knee techniques and elbow strikes. The fighter trains with a trainer wearing thick pads that cover the forearms and hands intended for the fighter to learn to react to the attacks of the pad holder in real fighting scenarios. Straight kicks or knees to the body are practiced by having the trainer wear belly pad around the abdominal area.

Thai boxing (Muay Thai) is everything combined into one, as it is a sport, a form of martial skill, a king of science, and undeniably an art form. It has been handed down through generations for over 2,000 years… Thai boxing is an art of fighting with bare hands. In the old time, even the use of the head was permitted in addition to hands, feet, knees and elbows.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is a 2500 year old art form and is recognized as the national sport of Thailand . Muay Thai is a striking sport that originated in Thailand. It is often referred to as the science eight limbs, as it incorporates punches, kicks, knees, and elbows. Due to their intense training, Muay Thai practitioners are some of the fittest athletes in the world. All of the sport’s movements require use of the entire body. The power comes from the body’s core, as well as the quality of technique used; the size of the athlete is secondary.

Muay Thai or Thai boxing as it is sometimes termed is an art that does not use any weapons, it can be differentiated from western boxing as it also includes the use of the elbows , knees and feet. Muay Thai must not be just known as a fighting art it is also a form of science that encompasses discipline, knowledge and respect.

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An Introduction to Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) Muay Thai is what the Thai people call their own martial art. The art of Muay Thai has been the country’s most popular spectator sport for hundreds of years.. It is unique among other kinds of fighting disciplines in its approach to close quarters fighting. Fighters are able to more effectively use their elbows, knees, feet and fists than in other martial art

The sport differs from international-style boxing in several ways. International boxing allows the use of only the fists, and blows ‘below the belt or to the kidney area are illegal as are certain kinds of punches. In Muay Thai, the fighters are allowed to do almost anything so long as they don’t cover their opponent’s face with their gloves or poke their opponent’s eyes with their fingers. This makes it a more dangerous sport for the participants, but much more exciting for the Thai spectators .

Because of the use of ‘the eight limbs’, a Muay Thai expert will be proficient at all ranges – close/short, medium and long. Muay Thai as a ring sport is not the complete Thai martial art. Grandmaster Sken is trying to bring back some of the Muay Boran (Thailand’s ancient art of battlefield combat) techniques which have been neglected by many Muay Thai fighters. Happily, Samart Yayakaroon– is another advocate of reviving the use of Muay Boran techniques in the ring. Some Muay Boran techniques, however, will remain illegal (or will score no points) in Muay Thai competitions. These include throws, locks and groundwork. Notwithstanding, these very techniques would add to the repertoire of Muay Thai fighters who go on to train and compete in mixed martial arts (MMA).

As previously mentioned Muay Thai is not only about getting physically fit it also teaches us moral values and disciplines in life. It teaches humility, modesty and confidence as well as to always speak the truth and to avoid committing sins in life.

If you want to train Muay Thai in order to compete in the ring you must accept the danger and pain involved. You must be willing to bravely and courageously face your fears and overcome them.