Muay Thai in England
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Descended from Muay Boran, which literally means “ancient boxing”, Muay Thai is Thailand’s national sport having graduated from a practical fighting method for use in actual warfare, to becoming an integral part of local festivals and celebrations, especially those held at temples, in which opponents fought in front of spectators who went to watch for entertainment.
Referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” or the “Science of Eight Limbs” Muay Thai makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”, with almost all techniques using an “entire body movement”, i.e. rotating the hip with each kick, punch, elbow and block.
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Muay Thai has a heavy focus on body conditioning, with much of the training specifically designed to promote the level of fitness and toughness required for ring competition. Trainees can expect many of the staples of combat sport preparation such as running, shadowboxing, rope jumping, body weight resistance exercises, medicine ball exercises, abdominal exercises, and in some cases weight training.
Recognized as a very effective striking art, Muay Thai also functions for many as a means of physical exercise, self-defense, recreation, and personal advancement.
Muay Thai Resources:
The Science of 8 Limbs
Muay Thai Diary
United Kingdom Muay Thai Federation
Official WBC Muay Thai United Kingdom Site
WBC Muay Thai Official Site
International Federation of Muay Thai Amateur
World Muay Thai Council
Muay Thai Authority
Muay Thai is Life
Muay Thai Books:
Muay Thai Unleashed: Learn Technique and Strategy from Thailand’s Warrior Elite
Muay Thai Basics: Introductory Thai Boxing Techniques
Ultimate Muay Thai: the Science of Eight Limbs
Muay Thai: Advanced Thai Kickboxing Techniques
Muay Thai Kickboxing: The Ultimate Guide to Conditioning, Training and Fighting
Muay Thai DVD’s:
Muay Thai Clothing & Equipment:
DUO Muay Thai Kickboxing Boxing Speed Skipping Rope BLACK
BLACK DUO Muay Thai Kickboxing Boxing Hand Wraps
L BLACK DUO Muay Thai Kickboxing Ankle Support Anklets
MEDIUM BLACK Muay Thai Kickboxing Karate Shin & InstepNamman Muay Thai Boxing Liniment 450ml
Namman Muay Thai Boxing Liniment 450ml
Namman Muay Thai Boxing Liniment 120ml
Blitz Sport Adult Muay Thai Fight Shorts
Aut RDX Ankle Foot Support Anklet Pad MMA Brace Guard
MUAY THAI BULLDOG KICK BOXING SHORTS / BLACK
Venum MMA Muay Thai T Shirt
RDX Leather Shin instep pad MMA leg guards Muay Thai
RDX Boxing Fist hand inner gloves Muay Thai Wraps White-Size Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
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