Muay Thai

38960_138638919505824_4148220_nMuay Thai is a form of kickboxing using traditional Thai Kickboxing techniques. It incorporates kicks, knees, elbows, and grappling with Western Boxing. Kickboxing is an effective form of self-defence, one in which you learn how to fight quickly. It offers an exciting and alternative method of getting fit, getting muscle toning and flexibility, whilst gaining self-confidence along the way.

Kickboxing is fast and explosive and training can be non-contact, semi-contact or full contact using ring fighting. Suitable for people of all ages.

Kickboxing offers:

 – Dynamic fitness
 – Self defence
 – Enhanced muscle tone
 – Flexibility
 – Self confidence

There is also a great local competition scene, with full contact / modified Thai fight rules, fight shows held every few months around Perth for those who like to put their skills to the test  against other fighters of all levels from novice to professionals. Tours are even organised to Thailand to train with professionals at Thai camps annually.

Starting Out

For those starting out in Muay Thai, the equipment required includes gloves, boxing shorts, hand wraps, ankle supports, mouthguard, groin guard, skipping rope and shin pads. These can be bought as a starter kit or you can start out using club equipment (excludes clothing and groin guard, mouth guard etc) and build your collection over time.

You’ll start out as a white singlet, progressing through yellow, orange, blue, green, brown, black, black/.red, red and beyond to senior instructor’s colours. There is a full muay thai training syllabus and grading requirements for each level. Everybody is different and can progress at their own pace, however it usually takes 2 to 3 years to reach black singlet.