Muay Thai – what a wonderful sport, or dare we say Art? Yes, we do indeed. Muay Thai is in fact Art considering the level of precision and detail there lies in this unique combat sport. Muay Thai may to some people be better known as Thai Boxing, but no matter how one chooses to call the sport, the origin of it lies in the name. Yes, that’s right. Although you may not have been aware, Muay Thai is a physical and mental discipline originating from the land of smiles – Thailand. Muay Thai has different names. The most clinging of them all, as we find it, is perhaps “the art of eight limbs”, which implies that combatants need to use the fists, elbows, knees and shins in combination with each other in order to carry out this full contact sport.
The history of Muay Thai can be traced back to the middle of the 18th century where, during the battles between Burma, Siam and the Konbaung Dynasty a famous fighter with the name Nai Khaonomtom was captured in the year 1767. The Burmese, who captured him, knew of this expertise in hand-to-hand combat and they gave him the opportunity to fight for his freedom. Soon after winning the match, he was freed by his captors and allowed to return to Siam. He was acknowledged as a hero, and his fighting style became known as Siamese-Style boxing, later to be known as Muay Thai.
As a sport, Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the 20th century, when practitioners of the sport defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts. Hence, it has been widely accepted as a combat sport to take into account and it has since become a sport with several associations governing the league(s) worldwide.
In Thailand, Muay Thai is a sport often fought in front of spectators, who went to watch the fights for entertainment. These Muay contests gradually became an integral part of local festivals and celebrations, especially those held at temples.
That was a bit of history to give you a bit more insight into the backgrounds of this full contact sport, Art or tradition. Why the historic background? That’s simply because we’d like you to know what we do and to understand what made us fall in love with this great sport and preferably make you fall in love with all aspects of it too.
We have transformed the tradition into one goal, and that is to provide the most effective and best training experience for beginners and professionals who are interested in learning more about this great sport.
At the Muay Thai Camp inside the Bamboo Resort in the beautiful Ao Nang, Krabi in the South of Thailand we teach novices as well as professionals to either help them get fitter, leaner, or of course, for those who want to get ready for professional fights, to get them warmed up and readied for the next fights in their schedule. At Muay Thai Camp you will therefore meet people of all sizes, shapes, skill level and experience – none of which are better or worse than others in any respective. We train together, as a team, for and with each other here at the Muay Thai Camp in Krabi.
If you’d like, you can also find affordable accommodations at the Bamboo Resort where there are 30 bungalows, a restaurant with Italian and Thai food and a pool, where you can relax after training. Krabi is one of the most visited places of the country with its amazing beaches, local markets and nightlife.
The Bull Muay Thai Camp is the perfect place to train and learn Muay Thay Boxing in a natural and relaxing environment. What are you waiting for? Either this will be a challenge for your mindset, your body or both – but we can guarantee that this will be a life-changing experience for you, if only you open the mind to the opportunity and make the first step.