MUAY THAI BORAN
Muay Thai Boran has gather 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 includes in it's 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 in empty hand fighting, they also blend different weapons with the Muay Thai, to ensure practitioners a deeper understanding about the different fighting ranges.
Krabi- Krabong is closely related to Muay Thai Boran (ancient Muay Thai). When a soldier would loose 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.
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.
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.