Turkish Muaythai Federation together with European Muaythai Federation (EMF) is going to arrange European Muaythai Championship during 23-29 April 2011. This is one of the most important championships which about three hundred and fifty players from thirty membership states among EMF, around seventy directors, administrators, referees and also instructors will be participated.
If you are unfamiliar with Muay Thai Kickboxing and have never used the hand wraps before, you need to discover the correct way to guard your wrists as well as knuckles from hurt or injure. Right wrapping can reduce potential for suffering while in training or even fighting on a ring.
To start with, each hand wrap contains a loop at the 1st end. You need to put the hook on your thumb. Second, cover your own palm and knuckles 3 or 4 times. Then, go lower and cover your wrist. Go upwards and wrap around your knuckles and carry on and alternate between wrist as well as knuckles and criss-crossing in the two ways around the palm. Finally, go around the wrist and the start of the forearm a few times when you are getting to the end of the wrap. Place the end that has the velcro over a wrist.
7th World Thai Martial Arts Festival and Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony
Picture of Ayutthaya
Thailand held 7th World Thai Martial Arts Festival in Ayutthaya during 15th-17th March 2011. More than 300 Nak Muay (Boxers) from 30 different countries came to join this Muay Thai Ceremony.
The most important event is the Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony for Nak Muay from around the world to pay respect to their teachers, and also to Nai Khanom Tom to the legendary Muay Thai hero. Another highlight is Muay Thai exhibition that many Kai Muay (Muay Thai Camps) offer a range of Muay Thai programs for visitors who join the event.
Picture of Wai Kru ceremony
Picture of Muay Thai Performance / Muay Thai Dance / Ram Muay
Another picture of Muay Thai Performance
I have always been asked by fighters that what kinds of skils he will get after taking Muay Thai class. Someone also asked me whether there is any other forms of martial arts that can improve the same skills as Muay Thai does. My opinion is that the punches and kicks can be found in many martial arts but Muay Thai also uses the elbow and knee in fighting. The elbow and knee techniques make Muay Thai different from others and no other martial arts training will teach you these skills.
Muay Thai Techniques – Muay Thai boxing guard
Correct knowledge of boxing guard is a must. There is enormous possible physical harm to a body improperly safeguarded. No matter what movements or direction a boxer takes the boxing guard must be strongly maintained. If you’re not properly protected you may truly feel insecure and lose confidence in your own capabilities as a fighter.
What’re the basic techniques you need to understand?
The body should be angled towards opponent, the rear arm guarding the belly. Your less dexterous foot is placed forward with the toes directed to your competitor.
The rear foot needs to have the toes aiming a little to the side. (The feet should not be placed particularly parallel as this compromises balance.) The heels needs to be lifted so that you can shift the weight between the balls of your feet and remain in a relentless state of readiness.
Legs mustn’t be kept straight. Tuck your chin in. The forearms must be raised for the purpose of defense. Elbows ought to remain close to your body. Fists must be loosely clenched. Your less dexterous hand (left if right-handed) ought to be held to eyebrows, adjusted a bit to the front within the same way as the front foot. Do not strain the body to maintain the pose – de-stress. If you unwind you can be speedy enough to see your opponent ’s weapons coming. This is the ideas of Muay Thai guard for a novice to be learned.
Getting the right Muay Thai equipment is essential for a beginner. Choosing wrong gear can cause small injure or even a bad effect you might not know.
Muay Thai gear likes all things in market. You get what you pay for. General speaking, high quality gear cost more that low quality one. Good quality gear lasts longer than poor quality ones. Equipment from Thailand, original place of Thai boxing, usually comes in far better quality than others like Pakistan. (If you are not a newbie, a lot of SPAM mails from Pakistan agents will tell you how cheap they are. (For a newbie, you will know what I’m taking about when you leave your email address on Muay Thai blogs. Then, their emails will come into your mail box!)
The best way to get good gear which I always tell my friends is to buy it ONLINE. Starting by googling the words “muay thai shorts”, “muay thai gear”,or “custom muay thai”. You will find there are a lot of Muay Thai stores out there. However, I always recommend some popular Thai online stores that always advertise on the top of the page. I always choose only the shops on the Google ads because I found that they are much more professional and active than shops not is the ads.
Interesting items I often purchase online are custom muay thai items. Search the word “custom muay thai shorts” for your choices. You can have your own name in Thai letters put on unique shorts, robes, or vests! Really Cool, isn’t it?
Though buying gear online takes longer time than just buying gear locally, you will be impressed by the quality of authentic Thai gear and be proud when you ware or use it!!
As a lot of our fans would like to see other fights of Buakaw, we have found one on youtube.com. This one is a big match of K1 Max 2008. Here it is…
See the great K-1 Muay Thai Fighter “Buakaw”. What techniques does he use?