Benefits of Muay Thai Training
Thai boxing is a brutally effective art from Thailand and its national sport. The emphasis of this discipline is on leg kicking, punching, elbow, feet and knee strikes, and "Thai-pad" training. The use of the Thai clinch a standing hold distinguishes it from other striking combat arts. The training drills of Thai boxing serve as an excellent method of physical fitness conditioning. The cardiovascular, anaerobic, and muscular systems are all trained in this class. Traditionally Thai boxing is a brutal art but our unique training methods allow anyone a safe, friendly and injury free training environment. Prevention of injury and safety is our main priority at Masson Academy and control is emphasized during training. In order to accommodate your busy schedule, we offer morning, afternoon, evening and Saturday classes. Our instructors are well versed and qualified to reach at all levels of training.
History of Muay Thai
Muay Thai or the 'Art of Eight Limbs', focuses on striking using the eight points of contact: fists, elbows, knees, and feet. It uses the power generated by hip and torso rotation to deliver dynamic punches, kicks, elbows and blocks.
Muay Thai originated on the battlefields of Southeast Asia in the 15th century and evolved from Muay Boran an ancient form of boxing. It’s assumed that Muay Thai was utilized by the Thai (Siamese) against their adversaries, the Burmese, after losing their weapons in battle. Besides being a lethal form of combative art, Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand. The civility of the sport has evolved since the early days of bare-knuckled fights in which the fighter’s hands were wrapped in hemp (which inflicted more damage upon an opponent). However, after the 1930’s, safety measures were instituted to protect combatants from injury such as fight gloves, groin protectors and mouth guards, as well as the institution of various weight classes. Muay Thai fighters are known for their devastating kicks, knee and elbow strikes, which combine speed, accuracy and power to a devastating effect. The techniques and principles taught in this martial art may be employed offensively and defensively.