Muay Thai

Muay Thai is a traditional martial art of Thailand. It is known for its devastating kicks and is studied by many Mixed Martial Arts practitioners.

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What is muay Thai?

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Muay thai is also known as Thai boxing. It is conducted in a ring similar to boxing matches. It is not the same as kickboxing. There are few restrictions on strikes, elbows, knees, kicks and punches are all allowed, as are some throws. Muay Thai boxers are in very good shape and able to withstand a great deal of abuse in the ring. The martial art traces its history back hundreds of years. A style of kickboxing...
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What year did muay thai start?

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it stsarted in the hood
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How do you train yourself to fight muay thai?

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It's not possible. You Need to find a gym. If one is not near you than look into other martial arts like boxing or karate until you can relocate. Whatever you do, do not try to learn from videos or books because you will develop bad habits into your muscle memory without a trainer to correct you. Muscle memory is one of the most important things in any martial art. No u can learn this yourself ive been tranning and learning this skill myself for over 3 years and im unstoppable maybey u might not be better than a pro muay thai fighter but u will be good if u have the spirit and heart to do it and why waste your money on some expensive karate of taekwondo when u have the streght and smartness to do it dont listen to people u say u cant train blah blah blah because u can and if u think im crazy then thats on u but u can believe and u can do anything
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What does kru mean to muay thai?

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"Kru" means teacher in Thai. So you call your trainer Kru. - Anonomous
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What is a good kickboxing workout for someone with bad knees?

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Muay Thai kickboxing tends to focus on areas other than the knees and may be your best bet, if you really want to take up kick boxing. It is likely a better idea to simply take up regular boxing, as this takes focus away from the legs completely.
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What is the best muay thai or Tae Kwon Do?

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What is the "best' is always a matter of opinion. People study Martial Art for many different reasons, and each system has many benefits. Success comes from taking the knowledge and skills taught in any particular system, practicing it thoroughly, and applying it correctly. As for self defense, all of the legitimate and recognized systems have viable techniques and tactics that could work for real self defense. It is never a valid question to pit one system against another because sport rules usually favor one or the other depending on rules applied, and this has nothing to do with the real-life application of any of the arts. In a real fight, the system does not win or loose. It is up to the individual to have been taught correctly, practiced to a point of excellence, and then applied in an ideal fashion. With the enlightened knowledge of any authentic Martial Art system, a Master knows that there is no superior art, and any two masters facing each other are typically wise enough never to fight - so the genuine arts of the master's are never contested in this way. The only one who would make a move on a highly skilled Master is either a fool, or a Master with a bad attitude - - in which case the one with the bad attitude and lack of self control is not a true Martial Artist. Being the aggressor, they place themselves at a greater risk of defeat. It is a common philosophy among Martial Art Masters that when two tigers fight, onelimpsaway severely wounded, and the other one is killed. Either way, neither wins since the one that survives will likely soon die either from not being able to hunt, or from not being able tofight as well against the next tiger due to his injuries.
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Who is the inventor of muay thai?

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I have read on what few books there are on Muay Thai, and wikipedia (useful article by the way), that Muay Thai in fact originated in India. Now, it is true that Bodhidarma, also known as Daruma, invented Shaolin Kung Fu, even though the man was Indian, he invented Shaolin Kung Fu in Chinese soil. Moreover, the martial arts Daruma knew, where those of a southern, Tamil Indian prince, which involved mostly wrestling, swordplay, and staff work. Originally, Daruma taught the monks of Shaolin weapons routines, and indeed the weapons routines you see in the Shaolin temple, and modern Indian martial arts look almost identical. However, the unarmed combat styles look totally different. The reason that is because Daruma invented the unarmed styles from scratch; no influence from the unarmed Indian styles there. Muay Thai's story is completely different; the martial art was transfered directly to them, by Indian traders from NORTHERN India. See, where in China, an Indian monk invented a new martial art from scratch, in the south east Asian kingdoms, the art was transmited to them directly. Official history dates Muay Thai back to the early 1800's, but tradition holds it to be much older, it also holds that it in fact comes from northern India, leading to speculation, that the Shatriya caste of India practiced an unarmed combat style similar to Muay Thai. Word is they still practice it; which is why Sikhs are often sought out as bodyguards, as Sikhs are members of the Shatriya caste, or were before they changed their religion. I hold the Sikhs in high respect; even though their founding members had power, wealth, etc, they looked at the corrupt version of Hinduism they practiced, its inhumanity and said to themselves "there is something horribly wrong with this" so they changed their ways. That is like a bunch of rich white guys here in the U.S., from Los Angeles, deciding to pay child support for all the physically attractive Mexican maids they impregnated, not just child support, all the way to college, and then abandoning their racist thinking. In California, plenty of men throughout the upper classes have affairs with Mexican women; a lot of the women who cross the border are stunning, far more attractive than even Hollywood actresses or the gold diggers that infest Hollywood. Okay bad analogy; the point I'm trying to make is that the Shatriya had it made okay? There was no reason for them to change their way of thinking, however one of them did, founding the Sikh religion. Call it guilt, a crisis of conscience whatever you wish to call it; the point I am trying to make is that their position in the caste system, in the largely north Indian social ladder, made it so they had absolutely everything. Again when a man has everything, there is very little reason for them to change but see, the founding members of the Sikh religion, the early Sikhs who broke off from mainstream Shatriya society, had a conscience. As to how, exactly, Muay Thai made its way to Thailand, and who exactly taught them the martial art, is not known now what is known for sure, is that Muay Thai was taught to the ancient Kingdom of Siam (then called Siam) by "Indian warriors." The only "warriors" in Indian society, geographically speaking, that had ready contact with southeast Asia were the Shatriya, so it stands to reason that Muay Thai in fact descends, from unarmed Shatriya martial arts. If you wish to learn the original "Muay Thai," you will have to travel to India, but, the Sikhs do not teach that martial art outside their religion, and the Shatriya, do not teach it to non-Shatriya. Also, good luck marrying into that caste; the Shatriya of India are fiercely proud, they do not marry from the lower castes, men or women, nor will they marry with any other peoples, they don't care if you are Chinese, European, black, hispanic from Latin America whatever they don't care, if you are not Indian, and not Shatriya, they won't accept you marrying one of their daughters if you're a guy, their sons if you're a girl. Good luck trying to convince them to think otherwise too; members of the Shatriya caste are known throughout India for being bull headed and stuborn. Highly likely, the Shatriya who taught their unarmed combat style to the people of the Kingdoms of South East Asia, were Buddhist; do not forget that Buddhism originated in India. In this day and age, China, because it is more widely practiced there, has become the defacto authority on Buddhism, but in ancient times, it was India. When they practiced Buddhism, likely they relaxed the rules a little regarding what knowledge could be exchanged, and that is how, highly probable, not making this as a statement of fact, "Muay Thai" found its way to India. The first "Muay Thai" fighter, therefore, is likely whatever member of the Shatriya caste of India came up with the martial art. If you ever get in a fight with a Sikh, what he will likely use on you, is something similar to Muay Thai.
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Can you learn muay Thai yourself?

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You cannot learn Muay Thai yourself. The best is that you learn from a licensed teacher that that experience in fighting and defending yourself. Muay Thai requires lots of combination which one can't teach himself.
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What is a better combination Muay Thai and Kung Fu or Muay Thai and karate or Muay Thai and ninjutsu?

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All martial arts are better or worse based on the amount of interest and dedication the practitioner puts into training them. There is no finite better or worse in martial arts, only the tests of time and fighting. If you enjoy training Kung Fu, Karate, or Ninjutsu, then it is best to train what holds your interest and your efforts best, so you can achieve your goals to the fullest! Interesting combinations though: Muay Thai can be enhanced with certain Kung Fu's iron body training. Karate can enhance throws and ranged attacks for Muay Thai. Ninjutsu is generally illegal in sport fighting, but great to add to Muay Thai for dirty fighting and clinch work since it often implies Judo-esque throws and elbows/knees. Good luck in your training!
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What is better muay thai or karate?

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According to USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Living Legend Frank "Bloodsport" Dux this is not an appropriate question. Frank Dux states: "The world is made up of complimentary opposites, without hot no cold, there is no up without down and likewise, there is no superior martial art but there is always the superior martial artist." Better for what? Both can greatly improve one's health through exercise and stretching. Both will develop good martial skills that can improve one's ability to defend one's self. There are lots of skilled martial artists and their skill is not dependent upon what art they practice, but on their motivation and personal abilities. Martial arts provide the tools, only practice and determination make them usable.
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Can you become a pro kickboxer through muay thai or should you start a kickboxing club?

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Stick to Muai Thai it is a wonderful martial art, its elements were proven to be efficient. practicing a different tradition doesn't mean quiting another. you would not find anything new in kickbox. and since muai thai and kick boxing envolves many of the same strikes and kicks - it wont be hard for you to adjust to a kickbox arena.
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Boran thai muay thai?

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Boran - ancient Muay thai - Thai kick boxing Boran thai muay thai means ancient/orthodox/traditional Thai kickboxing
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The contender muay thai theme song?

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the contender muay thai theme song is done by Hans Zimmerman
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How to salute in muay Thai class?

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Your instructor and high level fighters will press their palms together in front of their forehead and slightly bend. You answer by pressing your palms together at the level of your chest and bend slightly.
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WHAT is another name for the muay thai armband?

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armband called Prajioud and the one that you wear over your head called Mongkol
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What are some things to remember in a fight?

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Always remain calm. The calmer fighter always thinks clearer and therefore prevails in most situations. Read the opponents eyes. If they look down, expect a kick, if they gaze towards their right fist, expect a right punch to come out. Be aware. Source- Muay Thai Fighter.
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What to wear under muay thai shorts?

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under pants and a cup
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You love Muay Thai and you are looking for a trustworthy shop where you can buy muay Thai shorts?

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There are quite a lot of muay thai shops online. If you do a search in Google you can find numerous results. One that I like and always found very reliable is www.muaythaichampion.com they even have customized muay thai shorts. Check them out they have a fantastic collection
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Where is the nearest muay thai gym in nana plaza Bangkok?

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Nearest muaythai gym is Chakrit Gym on Sukumvit rd, Washington Square
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Where did muay Thai originate?

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It originated in what is now Thailand.
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What is the risk of taking muay thai?

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Muay Thai is an extremely dangerous sport, although, ring fatalities are very rare, at least, from what is shared with the general public. A Muay Thai match in Thailand is such a bloody spectacle, that footage of the fights is outlawed in many countries, including the United States. It goes without saying; 1) You can get your temples broken by an elbow or knee to the head, or worse, Muay Thai's vicious hits-hard-as-a-major-league-homerunner's-baseball-bat roundhouse. If a Muay Thai roundhouse lands cleanly on the temple, with all its power, and in Many Muay Thai matches it does, it results in death. Because of its seedy nature in Thailand, you will not likely see the REAL statistics regarding ring fatalities. 2) You can get your ribs broken. 3) Or, knees destroyed. Death, brain damage that won't let you walk or talk straight, broken ribs, and the inability to play sports ever again, are the dangers of Muay Thai as it is practiced in Thailand. However the actual training is quite safe; if you avoid the "hardcore" competition, you'll be fine.
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How do you become a muay thai kickboxer?

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1ST you need to find a competent Muay Thai Instructor. There So many people out that just Plain suck. They might say or advertize like they are teaching muay thai but They are really not!!! they may not a kick or a punch but they don't know what Muay thai truely is... Next Train, when your ready spar. once you can spar with technique then talk to your instructor or kru About getting a fight! One thing I would advise you on once you do get a fight is to be werry bout some of the amateur promotions. Some fight no head gear or shin guards. Which is fine if you are a professional! You are not getting paid as an amateur but you are destroying your body without the compensation!!! if you are going to fight no shin guards go pro!
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Who is the best muay Thai fighter?

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Sagat Petchyindee was the best Muay Thai fighter.