Spotlight: Practicing Muay Thai in Thailand

Updated: May 20, 2014

Muay Thai is a combat sport that has evolved from regular martial art. When there were no weapons around, the warrior had to rely on his legs, elbows and fists. The traditional variant of Muay Thai is called Muay Thai Boran and unlike modern Muay Thai it allowed using weapons and movements specific only for this variant of Muay Thai. They represent animal movements similar to karate. With the evolvement of Muay Thai Boran and Krabi Krabong, modern Muay Thai was introduced to the public in the 20th century. The rules for Muay Thai fighting were first introduced by the Thai king in the beginning of 20th century.

Muay Thai is practiced for many reasons – because of the useful physical exercises, self-defense or for professional-competitive reasons. In Thailand most of the fighters get part of the bet placed on them and many people see them as their idols. Because many Muay Thai schools force their students to get better bets and win, classical styles of Muay Thai are being suppressed. That’s why the Thai King supports authentic Muay Thai academies where students don’t have to worry about their financial stability and can focus on learning traditional Muay Thai.

As you can see Muay Thai training is more than a sport in Thailand. Those who want to learn traditional Muay Thai should travel to Thailand where they can learn absolutely everything about this phenomenal sport.

There are specialized Muay Thai training camps in Thailand where people with different levels of knowledge or no knowledge at all about Muay Thai can start their training. In the recent years many foreign students visit and some of them are visiting Thailand on regular basis because they are aware of the benefits this sport brings. Whether you are a professional athlete (fighter) or beginner who is looking for a different method to lose weight or get in shape, Muay Thai camps can help you with that. They usually have professional trainers and suitable programs for each category of students.

Besides the best possible Muay Thai trainings that you can get, you will have the opportunity to discover the beauties of one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world – Thailand.