“Muay” is the martial art that Thai warriors have used since the ancient time. The root of Thai nation was founded approximately a thousand years ago (before 1238 A.D.).
At the time of its birth, there were many battle and feud with many empires near it. Battles back then were fought with melee weapons such as swords, rapiers, lance, spears, halberds, and other ancient weapons and were mostly scrambles. In order to emerge victorious, our ancestors invented the martial arts to be known as “Muay” to be taught to the warriors along with other weapon training, in the case they lose the weapons in a close quarter fight, they would still triumph over their opponents.
The “Muay” art used in the ancient battlefield was much more efficient than Muay Thai due to much more array of forms, techniques, and parts being used (such as knuckles, feet, knees, and elbows) comparing to Muay Thai. The ancient art of Muay also focuses on mutilating or killing the opponents with technique known as “Toom Tubp Jubp Hak” (which is grabbing, depleting opponent’s strength or use it against your opponent, wrestling, toppling, pushing down, arm; leg; neck; finger; and wrist breaking, biting, clawing, clinching, stomping, head-butt, eye injuring, and groin attack). The technique itself has many variations which could be used situationally. (The “Toom Tubp Jubp Hak” is the most advanced technique of “Muay,” consisting of 65 techniques with almost infinite variations.
Boran means ancient and Muay means empty hand system of Thai fighting style. Muay Boran is the raw way of fighting skills used in the battlefield by warriors. These skills form the base to modern Muay thai fought in the ring today. But My teacher always reminds us that only 10% of Muay Boran is the Modern Muay Thai you see today. So it means to actually learn the real Thai Martial art it takes an individual to be a special person who has control over his mind and body, the skills and techniques of Muay Boran are equally beautiful and lethal the same time. We choose pupils who want to train in Muay Boran not everybody.
Muay Thai ring fight is what you see everywhere in Thailand and other countries fought for money and fame. It is only 10% of the skills and techniques from Muay Boran, this by itself makes this art so dangerous and the King of Martial Arts in the world. It can be used as the best possible way of self defense for anyone who trains in this system. Its very effective for maintaining the physical health, weight loss, weight management, fitness and make you a strong individual. This training is open for one and all.
Yang style is the most popular and widely practiced style of Taichi in the world today.This style in comparison to other styles is more short and precise which makes it easy for all to learn.Its a simplified 24 forms system of learning.This method is also well known for improving health and curing illness.
The refined form of Karate is Kick Boxing, Karate is the Art of Self Defense and not for fighting. But Kick Boxing is developed from karate and used in the ring as a sport across the world. Competitions were held between different schools of karate in japan to test their own skill and strength. This was more legally presented to the world when the American kickboxing was established in 1970. This is a way of fighting with your fists ,legs,knee and no elbows used, fight with lot of rules and regulations.