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The Art of Eight Weapons – Muay Thai Basics

Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, is widely considered the most versatile striking sport in the world. Using all eight striking weapons on your body, two legs, two knees, two hands and two elbows, Muay Thai practitioners uses flow, raw power and razor sharp speed to make short work of opponents.


The difference between Muay Thai and other striking martial arts such as Karate or Taekwondo is Muay Thai’s use of full contact sparring as a training tool. You will be developing your timing and technique through actual sparring and fighting as opposed to learning theory and practicing by yourself. This alone puts Muay Thai fighters in another league compared to other martial arts.


Basics you will learn when you start Muay Thai are how to stand in your stance, throwing basic single punches and kicks, followed by combinations of punches and kicks. Don’t worry, your instructor won’t throw you in the deep end and make you do anything you don’t want to. A good instructor however will push you and make you uncomfortable, being uncomfortable is a key point to getting better.


What do I need to do to start Muay Thai? Just show up. Come down to Base Training Centre at Brendale, and we will help you start your journey. The beauty behind martial arts is the journey, not the end result. So, no matter your fitness level, experience or injuries, come down to Base Training Centre for your first class today.