“Muay Thai is a combat sport from the muay martial arts of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on foot is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fight very efficient.” — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muay_Thai
I started training Muay Thai in 2005 about 6 months before the birth of my son. I was very lonely with no friends (I still have no friends), and was a very big MMA fan. At that point in my life, the striking aspects of MMA interested me the most. Currently you could say that the submission grappling part of it appeals to me more. I’ve had 1 amature fight. It was basically a requirement on my way to attaining the rank of Kru. I got knocked out hard. lol. I haven’t had the guts to get back in since then.
Competition Record: 0-1
4 thoughts on “Muay Thai”
Nothing like a K.O to bring out the truth in someone. Well done for actually getting in there and hammering it out. At my age I don’t think I’ll ever get in the ring so I’m not sure which direction I’ll go with the Muay Thai but I ain’t quitting because I love the stuff. I’m now working on Poo Choi Kru and see where it goes from there. Keep on kickin!
Nice post here. Liked it personally because I;m a Muay Thai fighter. Been training since a year and am currently the bronze medal holder in the 75-85 kg weight category in the state championship of Maharashtra, India. I’d urge you to get back in the ring. It can be deterring at times, but the rush of fighting in the ring is something else altogether mate. My current fight record stands at: 3-1. The last fight I lost was for the silver medal in the same state championship. I was severely battered and bruised and bled profusely. Yet, my trainer said that I did my best and should just look forward towards my nest competition. Now I;m training for the national levels. I don;t know you at all mate, but as a fellow Muay Thai fighter, all I;ll say is that to give it another shot in the ring and kepp giving it another shot no matter how many times you falter.
Hope you don’t mind me saying this,
I appreciate the comment. Unfortunately at 40 years old (in 3 months), and severely arthritic knees, my time in the ring has passed. I have a lot of regrets regarding my Muay Thai career, but it’s time to move on. 🙂
Don’t give up keep training keep fighting. Your never too old.