Muay Thai

Muay Thai is a form of hard martial art practiced in large parts of the world, including Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. The art is similar to others in Southeast Asia such as: pradal serey in Cambodia, lethwei in Myanmar, tomoi in Malaysia, and Lao boxing in Laos. Muay Thai has a long history in Thailand and is the country’s national sport. Traditional Muay Thai practiced today varies significantly from the ancient art muay boran and uses kicks and punches in a ring with gloves similar to those used in Western boxing.

Muay Thai is referred to as ‘The Art of Eight Limbs’, as the hands, shins, elbows, and knees are all used extensively in this art. A practitioner of Muay Thai (“nak muay“) thus has the ability to execute strikes using eight “points of contact,” as opposed to “two points” (fists) in Western boxing and “four points” (fists, feet) used in the primarily sport-oriented forms of martial arts.

Phraya Pichai Muay Thai

Celtic Pride Muay Thai is proud to be affiliated with (master) Bob Spour and the Phraya Pichai Muay Thai Camp which is recognised by the Thai Boxing International Board of Control. Ajarn Bob Spour has nearly forty years of experience studying the Martial Arts and is considered by many to be one of the worlds leading Muay Thai instructors.

It is important for all our students to learn good, solid technique in shadow boxing, pad-work and sparring with a focus on demonstrating good stance, balance, footwork and control. We believe it is important for a Muay Thai camp to follow traditions with sealing the ring, Wai Kru ( three bows of respect) and Ram Muay (boxers dance).

Muay Thai Grades

Muay Thai Grades