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Muay Thai History

Muay Thai is the cultural sport of Thailand. The discipline can be traced to the 1500s, but little is actually known about the sport. Rama V of Siam made the sport popular during the late 1800s because he was personally interested in the discipline. The term muay Thai came into popular usage around the 1920s, and Rama VII codified the sport within a boxing ring setting. The older version, known as Muay Boran, is reserved as an exhibition sport.

Muay Thai fighters gained more notoriety around the world as they defeated other fighters of various practices throughout the 20th century.

In addition to hands and legs, Muay Thai utilizes the elbows, shins and knees. Students also maneuver their elbows in horizontal and diagonal directions to commence additional blows. Each strike delivers a quick blow to the opponent, leaving him incapacitated for the next strike. Muay Thai fighters issue swift melee attacks without exposing oneself to a strike. Muay Thai is an art form that can be used as a basic self-defense tactic, and it is a form of combat that will get you out of danger immediately.

What you will learn in Muay Thai

Proper fighting stances
Swift kicks
Cross and jabs
Defense moves
Use of shins and knees

Our professional staff members will be happy to answer any questions you have about Muay Thai and the other programs we offer. Novices and advanced fighters are encouraged to sign up, and no one is too old to start learning. Seize the chance to learn a national sport while gaining the confidence you need for the real world!

We’re excited to have you join us at World Jiu-Jitsu Academy!

Our students come from all walks of life, all age groups, and all fitness levels. We love that about you! You set your goals and we will do our very best to help you meet them, all the while making sure that you are having a great time. Our lessons take place in an environment that is both safe and supportive.

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