Chimera Mixed Martial Arts Academy - Stirling
TEL: 01786359153

Muay Thai

Muay Thai Classes at Chimera MMA Academy At Chimera MMA Academy Muay Thai tuition by top instructors. Our team loves to teach the stand up game to beginners and will quickly have students mastering the bio-mechanics of optimally using punches, elbows, knees and kicks to a superior level which is adapted to fit perfectly for the complexity of MMA. Advanced Muay Thai practitioners and combatants are also welcome at Chimera MMA offering the perfect place to hone and develop existing skills.

For class times please check the Timetable or call Colin on 07496105585 to check availability of spaces within our classes.

Muay Thai is a combat sport from Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. It is similar to other Indochinese styles, namely pradal serey from Cambodia, tomoi from Malaysia, lethwei from Myanmar and Muay Lao from Laos. Descended from my and muay boran, Muay Thai is Thailand's national sport.

Muay Thai Tuition in Stirling at Chimera MMA AcademyThe word muay derives from the Sanskrit mavya and Thai comes from the word Tai. Muay Thai is referred to as the "Art of Eight Limbs" or the "Science Of Eight Limbs" because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight "points of contact", as opposed to "two points" (fists) in boxing and "four points" (hands and feet) used in sport-oriented martial arts. A practitioner of Muay Thai is known as a nak muay. Western practitioners are sometimes called nak muay farang meaning foreign boxer.

Muay Thai, like boxing and various forms of kickboxing, is recognised as a very effective striking base within MMA, and is very widely trained among MMA fighters. Fighters (some of whom have won titles) such as Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva, Mauricio Rua, Thiago Silva, Alistair Overeem, Jose Aldo, Paul Daley, and Gina Carano employ a broad range of tactics born of Muay Thai. Countless other mixed martial artists have trained in the art, and it is one of the diciplines taught at Chimera MMA Academy in Stirling as is BJJ(Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and TaeKwon Do.
Many techniques associated with Muay Thai are often seen in MMA, such as punches, elbows, clinch fighting, leg kicks and knees.
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