Main Courses 

 

The main courses of the school curriculum are divided into three main topics:

1) Muay Chaiya/Thai Double Swords,

2) Muay Thai/Krabong (Wooden staff),

3) Sangham Internal Arts.

Each topic has both a level 1 and level 2. Each level is for a duration of one week, composed of 6 hours per day for 5 days (Monday-Friday), and 3 hours on Saturday. Therefore, each course starts Monday morning and will end by Saturday afternoon. In order for students to participate in any course, they must arrive at the guest house one day earlier (on Sunday) and must leave the guest house one week later, on Sunday afternoon for a total of 7 nights. 

For specific dates about when each of these courses are offered, please check the calendar and send us an email.

All the courses are designed with a strong emphasis on awareness, breathing, and biomechanics using the energetic principles of the four elements: Earth (Structure), Air (Footwork), Fire (Attacks), and Water (Counters). 

The fees for each course individually (example Muay Chaiya/Swords Beginner 1) are 15,000 THB/course.
The fees for 2 consecutive courses of the same topic (example Muay Chaiya/Swords Beginner 1 and 2) are 25,000 THB. 

Each course fee includes:

  • Training (5 and half days).
  • Private Accommodation in an excellent nearby guesthouse (7 Nights).
  • Two uniforms for training.
  • Diploma of Participation Upon Completing the Courses.
  • Meals are excluded.

In addition, for those who wish to attend both courses in one topic, the beginners level 1 and beginners level 2 (two weeks total), we will organize a free pickup from Chiang Mai Airport. For additional details about the guesthouse please visit our School section.  

Finishing all four beginner courses of the Muay Chaiya/Double Sword and Muay Thai/Krabong allow an individual to participate in the intermediate course. The beginner courses can be completed by either weekly sessions (as indicated below) or by a one-month intensive course, offered once a year. We ask all persons who are wishing to attend an intermediate course to first complete the main beginner courses, even if they have experience in martial arts. 

MUAY CHAIYA / DOUBLE SWORD COURSE - BEGINNERS  LEVEL 1

This course is indicated for those who would like to be introduced to the Southern style of bare-knuckle fighting Muay Thai Chaiya and to the art of Thai Sword Fighting Daab Son Muu (Samnak Sri Ayutthaya Chiang Mai Style). In this course, the student will have a solid understanding of the basic footwork, movement, and unique attacks and blocks. This course will allow the student to see the benefits and uniqueness that both the Double Swords and Muay Chaiya can offer as a martial art. 

The Double Thai Sword Beginners Level 1 Course includes:

  • Wai Kru and "Standing Brahma" Four Corners Form with Double Sword.
  • 8 "Same Side Sword" Structural Exercises.
  • Male/Female Triangle Footwork.
  • 7 Styles Footwork (including Yang Sam Kum-The Golden Treasure of Thai Martial Arts).
  • 12 "Same Side Front Sword" Attacks and Defenses with Footwork.
  • 12 "Same Side Rear Sword" Attacks and Defenses with Footwork.
  • Front and Rear Sword Combination Attacks.
  • Pranayama Breathing Exercises with Weapons.

The Muay Chaiya Beginners Level 1 Course includes:

  • Wai Kru and "Standing Brahma" Four Corners Form.
  • 22 Muay Chaiya Structural Exercises.
  • Male/Female Triangle Footwork.
  • 7 Styles Footwork (Opposite Side).
  • Single Attacks with Footwork (Punch, Elbow, Knee and Kick).
  • 9 Beginners Muay Chaiya Combination Attacks.
  • 10 Blocking Styles.
  • Anapanasati Style Mediation.

 

MUAY CHAIYA / DOUBLE SWORD COURSE - BEGINNERS LEVEL 2

The Beginners Level 2 course is indicated for those who would like to extend further their knowledge about Ancient Thai Martial Arts. The student will be able to grow their fundamental knowledge from Level 1. They will be able to combine the footwork and blocking with striking through use of counter techniques. This will challenge the student to utilize their knowledge and skills of the system through basic and safely controlled sparring, mimicking real-life and unpredictable scenarios, such as in self-defense. By completing this level the student will be ready to participate in the intermediate level, which will offer ground striking, more advanced counter techniques and multi-opponent situations.

The Double Thai Sword Beginners Level 2 Course includes:

  • Wai Kru and "Sitting Brahma" Four Corners Form with Double Sword.
  • 8 "Across Sword" Structural Exercises.
  • 4 Styles Across Footwork.
  • 12 " Across Front Sword" Attacks and Defenses with Footwork.
  • 12 " Across Rear Sword" Attacks and Defenses with Footwork.
  • Free Style Blocking.
  • Pranayama Breathing Exercises with Weapons.

The Muay Chaiya Beginners Level 2 Course includes:

  • Wai Kru and "Sitting Brahma" Four Corners Form.
  • One Leg Exercises with Footwork.
  • Yang Sam Kum Four Directions Footwork-The Golden Treasure of Thai Martial Arts.
  • Pad Work (9 Beginners Muay Chaiya Combinations).
  • Basic Sparring Drills.
  • Counter Techniques.
  • Heart Style Meditation.

 

MUAY THAI BORAN / KRABONG - BEGINNERS LEVEL 1

The Beginners Level 1 Course is for those who would like to have an introduction to Ancient Muay Thai and the Long Wooden Stick or Krabong (Buddhai Swan Style). This course teaches the fundamental techniques of movement and basic striking. Emphasis will be made on structure, positioning and general theory. Skill will be developed through the striking combinations and drills for both Krabong and Muay Thai Boran. 

The Krabong Beginners Level 1 Course includes:

  • Wai Kru and "Standing Brahma" Four Corners Form with Krabong.
  • 18 Krabong Structural Square Exercises.
  • Male/Female Triangle Footwork.
  • 7 Styles Footwork (including Yang Sam Kum-The Golden Treasure of Thai Martial Arts).
  • 12 "Front Krabong Attacks" and Defenses with Footwork.
  • 12 "Rear Krabong Attacks" and Defenses with Footwork.
  • Pranayama Breathing Exercises with Weapons.

The Muay Thai Boran Beginners Level 1 Course includes:

  • Wai Kru and Ram Muay "Standing Brahma" Four Corners Form.
  • Structure and Body Alignment.
  • Male/Female Triangle Footwork.
  • 7 Styles Footwork (Same Side).
  • Single Attacks with Footwork (Punch, Elbow, Knee and Kick).
  • 9 Beginners Muay Thai Boran Combination Attacks.
  • 14 Blocking Styles.
  • Anapanasati Style Mediation. 

 

MUAY THAI BORAN/ KRABONG - BEGINNERS LEVEL 2

The Beginners Level 2 course is indicated for those would like to extend their fighting abilities by blending the Muay Thai Boran with the Wooden Staff. This courses challenge the student to utilize what they have learned through basic sparring drills in a safe and controlled environment. The theory and techniques will be advanced in footwork, combinations, and blocking. The student will then be able to understand the benefit of these martial arts and integrate both styles into self-defense. By completing this level, the student will be prepared for the intermediate course, where the skills will be advanced. 

The Krabong Beginners Level 2 Course includes:

  • Wai Kru and "Sitting Brahma" Four Corners Form with Krabong.
  • Spinning Krabong Structural Exercises.
  • 24 Basic Krabong Counters with Footwork.
  • FreeStyle Blocking.
  • Krabong / Muay Thai Boran Combination Techniques.
  • Basic Sparring Drills.
  • Pranayama Breathing Exercises with Weapons.

The Muay Thai Boran Beginners Level 2 Course includes:

  • Wai Kru and Ram Muay "Sitting Brahma" Four Corners Form.
  • Structure and Body Alignment.
  • Male/Female Triangle Footwork.
  • 7 Styles Footwork Same Side (with Blocks).
  • Pad Work (9 Beginners Muay Thai Boran Combinations).
  • Basic Sparring Drills / Counter Techniques.
  • Basic Clinch Techniques.
  • Heart Style Mediation.

 

SANGHAM INTERNAL ARTS - BEGINNERS LEVEL 1

The Muay Thai Sangha school is also offering an internal arts course based on the fighting arts curriculum. The internal aspects include consciousness of movement and understanding the flow of energy, related to angles, gravity, and developing sensitivity. This course will allow the student to understand how movement and energy can flow from an internal aspect, as well as through interactions with an opponent. By participating in this course, the student will become aware of their own balance and their opponents, and be able to embrace energy softly but effectively to bring balance into the fighting arts. The Sangham Internal Arts course can be done independently of any other course.  

The Internal Beginners Course Morning Training includes:

  • Weapons Body Awareness Exercises.
  • Sensitivity Drills with Weapons.
  • Weapons Evasive Footwork.
  • Flowing techniques.
  • Meditation

The Internal Beginners Course Evening Training includes:

  • Structural Alignment Exercises.
  • Empty Hand Sensitivity Drills.
  • Open Hand Evasive Footwork.
  • Locking/Takedown Techniques.
  • Pranayama Breathing Exercises.