Thai or Thai Kick Boxing is a world famous martial art.
It is considered by many to be the most violent and exciting
sports. The Muay Thai boxer wears gloves and shorts, usually
in red and blue, as international boxers do with additional
armbands and a headband, which has been blessed by his
Compared with international boxing, Muay Thai has a distinctive
feature. In Thai boxing, each part of the body such as
fists, feet, knees, and elbows is allowed to be used as
a weapon to overcome the competitor. Moreover, its combination
of dancing and fighting is unique in style.
Before the match begins, each competitor
will perform a dance, or what they call “Wai Kru”,
accompanied by traditional Thai music. Reasons for doing
the performance are to pay homage to gods and holy spirits
for protecting, as well as to pay respect to their instructors
and opponent. A bout of Thai boxing consists of 5 rounds,
which lasts a total of 23 minutes. It takes 3 minutes
to fight a round with a 2 minutes break between rounds.
boxing is popular among Thais and foreigners, so the
boxing stadiums, which are all over the country, are
always crowded. The most well known stadiums, Lumpini
and Ratchadamnoen, are in Bangkok. Similarly, Muay Thai
training camps are also available throughout the country,
especially in tourist-attracting cities like Bangkok,
Phuket and Chiang Mai. Fees for training at a camp varies
from $ 10-45 per day. For those who are interested in
viewing Thai boxing at the stadium, generally prices
are varied from 500-2,000 baht depending on the positions.
The followings are some of the well-known training schools
• One Songchai
Institute of Muaythai, Bangkok, tel. +66 (0) 22618-5314
• Muay Thai Academy, Bangkok, tel.
+66 (0) 2682-8469
• The Muay Thai Institute, Pathum
Thani Province, tel. +66 (0) 2992-0096 to 9
• Pattaya International Muay Thai
Training School, Pattaya, Chonburi, tel. +66 (0) 3841-0111
• Sityodthong/Payakarun Boxing
Camp, Pattaya, Chonburi, tel. +66 (0) 3824-9018
Rama IV Road, Bangkok, tel. +66 (0) 2252-8765, 2251-430
Tuesdays and Fridays from 6.30 p.m.
Saturday afternoons from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday nights from 8.30 p.m.
Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue, tel. +66 (0) 2281-4205,
2280-1684 to 6
Wednesdays, Thursdays from 6.30 p.m.
Sundays from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Sundays from 8.30 p.m.-12.00 p.m.
7 Stadium, Bangkok, tel. +66 (0) 2272-0201
Stadium, Pathum Thani, tel. +66 (0) 2992-0099
Stadium, Samut Prakan, tel. +66 (0) 2393-3592
Samut Sakhon, tel. +66 (0) 2420-4317
Stadium, Chachoengsao, tel. +66 (0) 3882-1746
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