Fighting Arts Training

 

 

The Muay Thai Sangha Fighting Arts Curriculum is a progressive combat system based on Thai Martial Arts, designed for street confrontations.

The method combines two major Muay Thai Styles, Krabi-Krabong Thai Weapons and Muay Plum Grappling, creating one of the most complete self defense systems available today.

 

MUAY THAI BORAN

Muay Thai boran is a generic term for many of the muay thai systems that existed in Thailand before the art became regulated by the state in the early part of the 20th century. Muay Thai boran is the fore runner of modern muay thai.

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 methodology of muay Thai places great emphasis in delivering full power behind each strike. We consider that this effective style of fighting works best in long and middle range distance and we use it mainly for competition purposes. The training consist of shadow boxing, heavy bag and pad work, lots of skipping, running and clinch sparring.

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. 

 

 

MUAY CHAIYA

Muay Chaiya is an old style of Muay Thai Boran practiced in the south of Thailand for hundreds of years. The hands and forearms are placed one on top of the other rotating forwards or backwards in a triangle position according to the body structure. The lower part of the body (knees and feet) move always aware and protecting the center line. 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. We consider that this style style of fighting works best in short middle range distances and is very effective in street self defense confrontations.

 

 

 

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 two different styles from Ayutthaya (Central Thailand) and from Lanna (Northern Thailand).

 

 

SILAT MINANGKABAU

Silat Minangkabau is a blend of different ground fighting styles 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 the ground and the standing up position.