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Muay Thai Kickboxing

Boronia, VIC

Subject: Muay Thai

Muay Thai is the ancient fighting art of Thailand. It dates back to the days when skills in hand to hand combat were a necessity for survival. Thailand has a culture linked to the battlefield and these combative skills can be seen in the rituals and fighting fury of the Muay Thai ring. Muay Thai has a history spanning more than 2000 years. Modern Muay Thai has its root in the Siam States of the mid 13th Century. To ensure the survival of the United Siam States, the greatest fighters of the time came together to codity and record their fighting techniques. In the early days, such techniques as...

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Muay Thai is the ancient fighting art of Thailand. It dates back to the days when skills in hand to hand combat were a necessity for survival. Thailand has a culture linked to the battlefield and these combative skills can be seen in the rituals and fighting fury of the Muay Thai ring. Muay Thai has a history spanning more than 2000 years. Modern Muay Thai has its root in the Siam States of the mid 13th Century. To ensure the survival of the United Siam States, the greatest fighters of the time came together to codity and record their fighting techniques. In the early days, such techniques as choke holds, hip throws, and groin kicks were legal. There was little punching with fights comprising clawing, gouging, chopping blows and rigid finger strikes. No gloves were worn. Hands were bandaged in hemp rope and in grudge fights, the ropes were layered with glue and dipped in glass.

The fights had no rounds and no fixed rings. The last man standing was invariably declared the winner. Muay Thai has continued to evolve, change and adapt with society. In 1929 gloves were introduced to Muay Thai. After world war II, the rules of muay thai were finalized in today's form. This came about as Thailand’s sporting authorities decided to standardize the rules so as to make Muay Thai acceptable as a worldwide sport and to establish recognized, professional standards. Muay thai contest were divided into five, three minute rounds with two intervals between each rounds. Declaration of fouls meant that fighter’s could use all eight weapons of Mua Thai (knees, elbows, fists, feet) unheeded. Kickboxing is different to Mua Thai in that it doesn’t permit grappling, knees or elbow strikes. There are primarily three different versions of kickboxing competition, these being Full Contact rules (which permits above waist kicking only); USA rules (which permits leg kicks) and international Rules (which permits knees to the body and head but no elbows).

Kickboxing was originally conducted under full contact rules and dubbed “Full Contact Karate” in the late 1960s. These rules combined the techniques of Karate with conventional Western Boxing to develop ’Kickboxing’. In the early 1970s this new sport was made famous by the likes of Bill Wallace, Joe Lewis and Chuck Norris were champions of sport. Benny Urquidez is credited with bringing leg kicks into kickboxing in the mid 1970s from his many experiences fighting Japanese fighters. While Bruce lee had the theories and wrote the books, Urquidez was the man who actually put ‘kickboxing’ into action.

International Rules kickboxing was introduced to the Western world by the Dutch fighters who, during the early 1980s, were the first to travel to Thailand and fight the Thais. Hence when the Dutch returned to Europe , they introduced the use of knees and grappling to their kickboxing.

Muay Thai is also regarded as the ultimate form of street effective martial arts. Thai military and police, and armed forces in various countries, practice Muay Thai. Its use of all weapons of the body, its development of power, ability to effectively respond to various street scenarios and its overall body conditioning make it an ideal martial arts.

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Where

241 Dorset Rd
Boronia, VIC 3155

Type

  • 1:1 / Private Lessons
 

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Revolution Martial Arts is a modern club providing a variety of programs for the whole family. We offer an exciting timetable...

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Revolution Martial Arts is a modern club providing a variety of programs for the whole family. We offer an exciting timetable which includes classes for kids from the ages of 3, teenagers, and even mature adults. We believe in helping all our students see their potential and we aim to guide them towards achieving their goals.

Our vision at Revolution Martial Arts is to build a community where our students can feel comfortable, be safe and at the same time instils the life skills and character of a true martial artist. For example; upholding important values like courtesy, patience, respect, self control and integrity. We will also help you achieve self discipline, high self esteem, a positive outlook on life, a spirit of constant improvement, and an optimistic attitude whereby giving up is not an option. These values and life skills will lead to remarkable improvement in academics, careers, and relationships, literally making a better community one black belt at a time.

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No matter if you are five or sixty five, Strength, Conditioning, and Flexibility are all benefits that a student can expect to receive with Revolution Martial Arts Training. Every muscle group is strengthened and defined with the exercises, movements, techniques, and training drills that are incorporated into our curriculum. Your endurance and stamina will peak as we increase your cardiovascular conditioning. All these physical benefits on your body will be felt in your daily life and activities, increasing your energy and confidence.

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