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Muay Thai Live, a spectacular show that tells the untold stories Muay Thai’s greatest heroes such as Tiger King PhraChao Sua, NaiKhanomTHom and PraYaPichaiDaabHak. All the performers are “top level” and the fights and stunts are truly amazing. A must-see for all Muay Thai enthusiasts. Photo 1. The “team” with Arjarn Marco and Arjarn Sane […]

Khun Siraphop Ratanasuban, is One Songchai Company’s vice president and is heavily involved in top class Muay Thai and Boxing promotions. He recently met IMBA’s leader, Master Marco De Cesaris, to plan a possible international cooperation between the two organizations. Professional Muay Thai and traditional Muay Boran at the highest level! Foto 1: Pro thai […]

Grand MasterMarco’s Poster by Amazing Thailand (Ministry of Tourism of Thailand) Buakaw, Muay Thai’s most renkowed champion of today. (poster by Amazing Thailand) Students, Masters and Grand Masters all gathered in Ayutthaya to celebrate Nai Khanom Thom and the day of Muay Thai, 17th March.

GM Chaisawath is one of the foremost expert in thai traditional fighting arts today in Thailand. He devised after more than 50 years of practice, study and research, a powerful yet elegant style of Muay that he called over the years Siam Yooth, Muay Nawarach and more recently, Muay Thai Chaisawat. Thanks to the efforts […]

Mrs. Pariyakorn Ratanasuban Chairman of Thai Sports Association of Thailand (T.S.A.) under Royal Patronage (center) meets Grand Master Chaisawat Tienviboon (right) and Grand Master Marco De Cesaris (left) in Bangkok, to start international cooperation with both Masters, in order to further develop Muay Thai Boran. “The cooperation between T.S.A. and IMBA will bring benefits to […]

A weekend dedicated to Muay Kard Chiek all over the world: Mexico City, Athens and Rome. Three cities, the same event organized by the IMBA Masters. The International Muay Boran Academy’s staff express its appreciation for the great job done by the three promoters: Kru Yai Massimo Antonelli (IMBA Italy), Kru Yai Gustavo Perez Hernandez […]

For decades forgotten in their homeland and recently made fashionable again, but only as show movements in exhibitions of Siamese fighting, the 15 traditional technical forms called Mae Mai Muay Thai or main (Mae) techniques (Mai) of Thai fighting (Muay), they actually re p resent a technical and cultural tre a s u re that […]

Muay Boran

Muay Thai Boran (traditional Thai fighting) is the mother Martial Art that has recently developed, from 1932, into a combat sport which is appreciated world wide and known as Thai Boxing or Muay Thai.
Originally “Muay” was the art and science of fighting the fight, as visualized and developed by the ancient Siamese Masters. Traditional Muay owes its origins to ancestral fighting methods of the people of Siam, elaborated and refined thanks to a continous process of trial and correction. Pichaiyuth, Dti Muay, Pahuyuth, Sillapha Muay, Mai Muay Thai and Muay Kard Chiek: under these and other labels the gruelling Siamese bare handed techniques of body to body combat have been practised for centuries, united today with the common name of Muay Boran.
Consecutive developments of Thai Martial Arts have followed distinct phases and have been subdivided according to the varying techniques imposed upon the fighters during the ‘sporting’ matches that occur in times of peace.

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That is to say what is generally labelled Muay Boran is actually a masterly melange of elements characteristic of different technical settings defined by scholars as the Regional Style (for example; Muay Chaiya, Muay Korat, Muay Lopburi, Muay Luang, Muay Uttaraditt or Muay Ta Sao) and fighting principles that follow a common logic, (like the White Monkey techniques or those of a purely military field of battle battlefield style such as the Muay Ler Dritt) made current and usable by a modern western disciple thanks to a well informed system of teaching.In this sense it is correct to say that present-day Muay Boran is at the same time both an ancient and modern discipline: ancient because of it’s strategies and traditional techniques which date back to ancient times and modern due to the codification of a diverse and diffuse technical background formed in contemporary times by experts and scholars of Siamese martial Muay Thai traditions immersed in the reality of today and directed towards future development.

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It was Thai Grand Master Chinawooth Sirisompan’s vision of the need for a coherent structure, that led to the patented first versionof traditional Muay Thai technical program after numerous attempts around 1990. The program was articulated and subdivided into levels called “Khan” and as such formed the basic structure of the official curriculum that is now followed by International Muay Boran Academy’s associates across Europe and America.
The result of this continued close cooperation between Grand Master Sirisompan and italian Arjarn Marco De Cesaris , is to have perfectly adapted a traditional Siamese Martial Art to the realistic requirements of western practitioners: self-defence, fitness, self confidence, cultural study and eventually a tough fighting sport. When East and West meet, with mutual respect, the best of both worlds emerges.
From a technical stand point Muay Boran is based on the scientific use of the nine body weapons (2 fists, 2 legs, 2 knees, 2 elbows and the head) to attack and defend. Attacks are executed by striking all parts of the opponent’s body, moreover additional techniques include grappling, throwing to the ground, gripping and twisting the opponent’s limbs to break or damage joints.