Muay Thai is a combat sport from 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 weapons" 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. Muay Thai became popular in the sixteenth century, but began to be internationally distributed only in the twentieth century, when many Thai fighters won several victories over representatives of other martial arts.
Ho Shin Sool - 1st to bring Muay Thai to town & still the sole provider for authentic instruction and QUALIFIED instructors. Under guidance of World Champion Nick Hewitson. Ho Shin Sool is a certified PETCHYINDEE academy. "STATEMENT OF INTENT" written by Argine Nick...In this age of growing violence, individuals need to be prepared for physical conflict. It is the aim of Petchyindee Muay Thai Boxing Camp International to promote Muay Thai to our students so they are prepared for whatever combat situation they may face. We realize that not everyone who trains in Muay Thai wishes to fight, but in order to be able to fight, one needs to train hard and realistic. This means we need to push ourselves beyond what we perceive to be our physical & mental limits. "Pain that does not kill us, makes us stronger". Petchyindee Camp is also about developing the whole individual to be open to new ideas and different ways of thinking. It is important for us to appreciate all martial arts & martial artists, but it should be noted that Muay Thai when used correctly is possibly the single most devastating martial art on the planet. "We adapt we overcome". Muay Thai to us is a living art. As different techniques and different fight strategies change so the art adapts to meet them. Muay Thai is one of the only real no holds barred fighting system, whether fighting at long, medium or close range, whether on the street or in the ring.
Each class lasts for one hour. The lesson begins with a 15-20 minute warm-up, which incorporates punches, kicks and stretching. The remaining 40-45 minutes involves the use of focus mitts/thai pads, and hand held kick shields – (similar to using punch bags). 'Air' kicking and punching (drill work) also takes place throughout the class as well as partner work. Provided protective equipment is purchased, sparring (semi-contact fighting) is possible for those who are interested. Selected self-defense techniques are also covered if desired.