Muay Thai Background
Muay Thai and its history is woven with the history of the Thai people as it the national sport for Thailand. It is common thought that Thai people are very peaceful and caring, which they are. However over the years they have had issues which have caused them the need to defend them selves. MuayMuay Thai Thai is best described as a close, hand to hand form of martial arts style fighting. Over the years it has been expected that Thai Males and some Thai Females would take up training in to please parents or family. The Great King Naresuan is famed for been an excellent fighter when he served in the Thai Army, it is also widely known that he was a brilliant marksmen and was the driven force to bringing Muay Thai into the Thai Army. Probably the most famous milestone for the great sport of Muay Thai would be when the Thai Boxer went to Burma to fight in front of the king. It is accepted that he fought 10 Burmese men in this 1 session and was sent home free and returned a hero to his people.
Muay Thai has a strong focus on 3 attributes needed to be a excellent fighter, offense, defense and stamina. Muay Thai is a fighting style that can be taught to anyone of any age of genre: in the west there are many men, women and children that are learning or studying Muay Thai, many schools or educational institutes have even added it to the curriculum. It is common for western people to either come to Thailand or have past champions visit them in the west to be trained in the ancient art of Muay Thai. While studying Muay Thai in schools may be an excellent way to learn the basic moves and stay in shape, it is not the best way to learn the true essence of the sport or to be a true competitor in it. The general way for a person to learn the true art of Muay Thai is to visit the homeland of the sport and train in a real Thai Muay Thai Gym, where focus will be on the moves you do but also the energy your body produces. In the past, people who had traveled to Thailand to train may encounter problems speaking with the locals. This is not a problem anymore due to the large number of English speaking Thais.
Train In Muay Thai
The Muay Thai Institute which is located in Bangkok was opened as a way to introduce Muay Thai to the masses. The MTI opens its doors to western and Thai people. The Institute is located in Rangsit, just north of Bangkok Domestic Airport, the MIT offers accredited training for anyone that is interested in becoming a Muay Thai Boxer, a Muay Thai Red or would just like to experience Muay Thai for themselves. The Muay Thai Institute was first opened in 1997 by a number of well known and accredited Muay Thai Fighters, Trainers and Refs. The staff at the MIT will have a degree in Physical Education, will have studied Muay Thai for at least 10 years and they will also have some kind of formal qualification in English Speaking. Since the MIT first opened it has been a very big crowd pleas-er among Australians, British, American and Japanese fighters.
Watch Muay Thai
People from all over the world like to visit Bangkok for plenty of reasons, weather you come for the vibrant nightlife, cheap shopping or even to watch the Muay Thai Fights; then Bangkok has something that will please you. There are a number of different Muay Thai stadiums along and around Bangkok. Many of these are small private owned which can offer some great fights, while at other times the Muay Thai will be closer to the average American boxing match.
If you have come to Bangkok and are looking for a great night watching some Muay Thai Boxing then below you will find the information required to attend these events. It should be noted that Thai’s make up the largest percent of fighters and views for Muay Thai in Thailand, and across the world.
Rama IV Road, Bangkok
Tel: (02) 252-8765, 251-4303, 253-7702, 253-7940
Fight Times: Tuesdays and Fridays from 06.30PM – 11.00PM , Saturday arvo’s 04.30PM – 10.00PM, Saturday nights from 10.30PM – 12.00AM
Ticket Costing : 500 – 1,500 Baht
Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue
Tel: (02) 281-4205, 280-1684-6
Fight Times: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 06.30PM – 11.00PM, Sundays starting at 04.00PM – 08.00PM and 08.30PM – 12.00PM
Ticket Costing: rang from 1,000 – 2,000 Bath
Behind the old Northern Bus Terminal (Mo-chit), opp. Chatuchak Park, Bangkok 10900
Tel: (02) 272-0201
Fight Schedule: Sundays, from 01.45 pm., third Wednesday of each month starting at 12.00 noon.
Ticket Costing: Free admission
Last Update: 5/11/2010
Last Update By: Bangkok Deals Admin