Any one who have experence in muay thai or is an instuctor the art would please tell me all about it?
i would like to know about stratige ,offenive,defences moves and combos. common knowledge that a fighter should know before entering the ring
There are two different styles of Thai boxing, Muay Thai and Muay Boran. Muay Thai is the more commonly known version and more sport than Muay Boran. Muay Boran is strictly for self-defense so the moves consist not only of strikes, but breaks and throws like you'd find in Judo, Aikido, and Hap Ki Do, for example.
A majority of Muay Thai practicioners actually start learning Western style boxing and are then introduced to the kicking/kneeing aspects after their hands and, of course, their footwork have improved. Most fighters from Thailand actually prefer to rely on their legs more than their hands, but it's not an easy thing to do, especially with how many good boxers there are out there.
Depending on the school you go to the focus can differ heavily as the whether or not you end up stressing boxing, kicking, or knees. If you're in the States, elbows are illegal in competition so practicing them sometimes doesn't do much good. One thing I can say is that amateur fighters rely heavily on their hands and throwing leg kicks. Higher kicks and knees usually come after the fighter has gained the experience to throw them without putting themselves at risk.
Of all the martial arts I've practiced, Muay Thai is definitely the toughest on your legs (well, possibly equal to Kyokushin Karate) in that the conditioning is rough. Watch any fight in Thailand and you'll see fighters throw kicks with reckless abandon, disregarding whatever they make contact with (elbows, knees, etc.). If you've mainly practiced TMA (traditional martial arts) be prepared to change your mentality as the training is much different than what you'll find at most martial art schools.
Are there forms (kata) in this style? How did it get passed down from generation to generation?
Are there many different types of muy thai?
What about grappling techniques?
Stuff like that.
on the sides then elbows on the temple always push your opponent a soon as your done executing what you want to do and push him hard then always put your hands up your chins side to avoid those deadly spinning back fist or elbows always move side to side dont stay in front of your opponent
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