MUAY THAI TRAINING
Muay Thai started when wars were fought with bows and arrows, swords, and pikes. And in hand-to-hand combat arms, legs, knees, and elbows were also used as weapons.
The development of Muay Thai saw the transformation of the human body into a multifaceted weapon: The shin became the staff of the pike, used to block and strike. The arms became the raised twin swords of defense. The fist functioned as the jabbing tip of the spear. The elbow developed into the battle-axe, used to smash and to crush. The knee too was used to axe its way through enemy’s defenses. The flashing foot became the pike, arrow, and knife.
As each part of the body became a weapon unto itself, a new close-combat fighting skill was born. Often called the art of eight weapons, Practitioners of Muay Thai learn Punching, Kicking, Elbowing, Kneeing, and upright grappling.
Since its initial development, Muay Thai has changed in many ways. Today’s “sport Muay Thai” varies from the original art and now uses gloves and a ring similar to those found in boxing.
It is now a modern sport, rather than a battlefield skill. But in its heart are carried old traditions and an ancient fighting spirit.
Traditional Muay Thai has a long history in Thailand as a martial art used by the military and is the national sport of Thailand. It is widely considered to be the most realistic and practical self-defense Art.
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In Thailand it is common for Kids and young adults to support their entire family by fighting. They start at a early age and most don’t have the option for higher education or better paying careers. They’re highly motivated to fight, it’s their best chance of escaping poverty.
Many Thai fighters have big records of, for example 115 wins and 40 losses. Most of these losses occur in the beginning of their career. In that culture fighters learn from competing and …. losing. Safety is not emphasized over experience.
By the time a fighter becomes a Champion they often perform quite differently than how they were taught. They have formed their own unique style gained from experimentation and adaptation.
This is the nature of all higher skills: Subtle differences, improves mechanics, better positioning and a deeper strategic understanding greatly improves performance.
Muay Thai Classes in Indianapolis & Fishers
In our schools we teach both the Sport and the Ancient techniques. However, we have modernized the approach. We utilize a proprietary scientific method to develop students quickly. We train students with the physical and mental skills Champions develop, right from the beginning and help them personalize their style to best fit their abilities.
Americans don’t want to get ‘beat up’ just to learn. They don’t have unlimited time to dedicate and aren’t fighting for their income or basic needs. They start at varying ages, have many different body types and most of all, a much different mentality: they need to understand the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of fighting.
Most of our students train for the Fitness results, both physical and mental and to obtain solid self-defense skills. Only some will pursue competition and those who do want to compete safely and win quickly.
Our modernized proprietary method allows us to teach this Ancient combat Martial Art to people of all ages without compromise.
We’ve Trained more Champions than all others in the region combined.
In Fact, we are the Only school in the state that has produced Multiple Major Tournament Champions, both Male and Female for Decades!
Proud Founding Member of the www.worldmuaythaileague.com
Our Chief Instructor Ray Sarkine was one of the first, if not THE first to bring Muay Thai to Indiana. He taught the first ever accredited Muay Thai college course and is the founder of the World Muay Thai league.
The Best Muay Thai Training
If you want information about our training for ADULTS click here. If you want information for KIDS click here. We have 2 Schools located in central Indiana. Our West school is located at 8647 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46121. This school serves residents of Indy, Avon and Plainfield.
Our North Location is 10990 Allisonville rd. Fishers, IN 46038. This school serves residents of North Indy (Castleton), Carmel and Fishers.