The Fighting Arts

 

 

MUAY THAI BORAN

Muay Thai Boran has gathered the most efficient ancient techniques proven in Thai warfare for hundreds of years. It's referred to as the art of the eight limbs because it includes in its arsenal a variety of punches, elbows, knees, kicks, head butts, different throws, and neck wrestling techniques.

The Muay Thai Boran courses at the school, instead of only focusing on empty hand fighting, they also blend different weapons with the Muay Thai, to ensure practitioners a deeper understanding of the different fighting ranges. 

"During the wars between Burma and Ayutthaya (Thai) a famed Thai boxer named Nai Khanomtom was captured. The Burmese King wanted to see how his boxers fared against the Thai fighters during a festival. Khanomtom opened the fight with his Wai Kru dance— then brutally knocked out the Burmese champion and a series of other opponents."

The Burmese king granted Nai Khanomtom his freedom, and this triumph is celebrated as National Muay Thai Day. Muay Boran refers to the ancient forms of Muay Thai used in that period that later developed into sports Muay Thia.

 

MUAY CHAIYA

Muay Chaiya is an old style of Muay Thai Boran practiced in the south of Thailand for hundreds of years.

The striking is done with all the limbs of the body. Muay Chaiya most dangerous weapons are the counter techniques, blocks with knees and elbows and the multi-opponent footwork skills attained by practicing the Yang Sam Kum form. The attacks are very quick and come as a series of machine-gun like blows coming from all angles.

 

 

KRABI-KRABONG

Krabi- Krabong is closely related to Muay Thai Boran (ancient Muay Thai). When a soldier would lose his weapon in battle he had to be able to use empty hand techniques to defend himself. Here is where the Muay Thai connection appears.

In the courses, Krabi-Krabong and Muay Thai are taught together because they use both similar techniques. The weapons training will improve our coordination, increase our vision, develop faster footwork, and gain a better understanding of distance and timing

The main weapons taught at the courses are, the single and double swords, the wooden staff and the knife, which are all part of Krabi-Krabong ancient weapons based system. 

The teaching methodology in the weapons training is a blend of different styles from Thailand and Burma.

 

SILAT MINANGKABAU

Silat Minangkabau is a blend of ground fighting arts from West Sumatra region, with effective self-defense techniques, quick takedowns and effective strikes from the ground.

The different animal styles are Tiger (harimau), Cat (cuchin), Crocodile (buayo), and Snake (ular). They are trained by offensive and defensive sets of movements to develop the mobility between ground and standing up fighting.

 

   

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