Muay Thai is considered one of the toughest martial arts. His technique can equally well to fight at long, medium and short range. But the most dangerous muay thai camp thailand fighters in the middle distance and in close combat. “Elbow wins fist and knee leg wins” – says one of the basic principles of Thai boxing. It is in close combat knees and elbows are the most dangerous for the opponent.
Another “brand” reception Muay Thai – low kick (roundhouse shin on the thighs). Generally used as a striking surface did not lift the foot (as in most other martial arts), and the tibia is one of the characteristic features of Muay Thai. For the “padding” shin developed special exercises: the impacts on the trunks of palm trees, the sand bags, “rolling” faceted wand – followed by treatment with calf special ointments. After such a “stuffing” Muay Thai fighter can kick to break a baseball bat. With the leg lock and low kicks the opponent. Much attention is paid in Thai boxing as “stuffing” the body, stretching, development of endurance.
Hand technique in Muay Thai technique resembles a “European” of boxing, but very diverse.
Unlike other martial arts, Thai boxing there are no formal systems (such as kata in karate), but there are so-called “three-step movement” (yang Lapp khum) – short bundles, consisting of basic movements that are in the process of training brought to automatism. Most are used in Thai boxing combinations and techniques known from the days when it was known as the art of “pahuyut.” All combinations of these basic fundamental 30:15 (mae May) and an additional 15 (onion May).
In Muay Thai, there are two styles. Muay nail (literally “hard battle”) is now rare. Earlier this style was common in the villages. Muay varnish – is a solid, stable stance fighter, a powerful protection, the slow movement. Action is based on the counter, the battle is mainly conducted at close range. Muay Kieu (literally, “a nifty battle”) is built on a feint, goes away, dodge, fighter constantly moves. Thus on the specifics of combat stiffness Muay Kieu has no effect.
The art of working with weapons in Muay Thai is called “crab krabong” (swords and sticks) and was formed in the first place, on the basis of Indian, Chinese and Japanese methods of combat. The first school of crab krabong, opened in the 14th century., – Buddhau Saba – operates to this day. Thai traditional weapons – daab – is a heavy two-handed sword of medium length and is used as a single and dual weapons. Also in the arsenal of military Muay Thai includes: Halberd “ngou” spear “Thuan” many sticks and daggers and throwing knives, bow “Thane” and crossbow “naa May”.
Fight in Muay Thai dance precedes the frame-muay. This is not only a tribute to an ancient tradition, but also a kind of physical workout, as well as psychological training fighter before the fight. (The performance of the frame-muay can determine which school he belongs to what technique of preference). Before the fight rivals meditate. The fight takes place at the traditional music of the Wye Kru, a rhythm of battle. It is believed that the instrument sounds are endowed with magical powers.
In Europe and America Wye Kru Muay and frames are not necessary. Evrotayboks (or taykikboksing) differs from the classical Muay Thai and rules: it banned elbow strikes to the head, long jaws, and in some cases, and knee strikes. This adapted version of Muay Thai was eventually one of the seven areas of kickboxing (see kickboxing). In addition, in Europe and America virtually no attention to weapons.
Uniform Thai boxer – athletic shorts, ritual headband (at the time it is given to fight the trainer) and boxing gloves. Previously used to protect the shells of mollusks, now – the standard inguinal sink