Fighting Arts Training



Our fighting arts curriculum is a blend of two different Muay Thai Styles (long and short styles) and Krabi-Krabong (Thai weapons). Our Muay Thai Training can be apply in the ring but also it goes beyond competition as we understand that a confrontation can happen anywhere. The training will prepare us to face an opponent in the streets or in the ring. As well the training includes a small part of Silat grappling to reinforce the weakness of ground fighting within the Thai martial arts.




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 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 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 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.

For information on a private one-to-one tuition on any particular style from Pedro Solana please send your request or inquiry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.