Originally posted - November 12, 2015
Muay Thai is a traditional form of kickboxing which combines hands, elbows, knees, shins and legs in one defensive art. The sport itself originated from Thai cultural practice where the activity is embraced as a historical way of life. Muay Thai continues to grow inside and outside of Thailand, where it has become a staple striking art in many MMA training camps throughout the world. The sport continues to evolve and grow in legitimacy; Muay Thai is slated to become an official part of the World Games in 2017 and the Asian Games in 2018.
As opposed to traditional kickboxing, Muay Thai has a few distinctions. Thai boxing allows temporary grappling and clinching, and incorporates more angles and striking combinations which would be considered illegal in kickboxing. This makes the sport a great choice for those who are looking to utilize and train all areas of their body for striking effectiveness. It also means Muay Thai can be regarded as one of the most practical striking oriented martial arts in terms of self-defense applications.
Mamute Martial Arts offers a strong Muay Thai program for both adults and children. Classes are held three times a week for both beginners and those who are more experienced. The program focuses on combinations, pad-work, clinching and practical sparring.