Muay Thai or Thai Boxing is the national sport and cultural martial art of Thailand. It was developed several hundreds of years ago as a form of close-combat that utilizes the entire body as a weapon. Affectionally referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs”; and using eight points of contact the body mimics weapons of war. The hands become the sword and dagger; the shins and forearms were hardened in training to act as armor against blows, and the elbow to fell opponents like a heavy mace or hammer; the legs and knees became the axe and staff. The body operated as one unit. The knees and elbows constantly searching and testing for an opening while grappling and trying to spin an enemy to the ground for the kill.
Muay Thai is fantastically effective – its techniques and strategies are utilized by many martial arts including MMA, Jeet Kune Do and, of course, Bushin.
Join us for Muay Thai Night on Thursday 25th March at 7.30pm in Studio 1. No fancy fighting, no streetfighting tactics, just pure Thai combat – elbows, knees, clinch and destroying pads with extreme prejudice. Kicking banana trees is optional.
Bushin Members Free – Bring boxing gloves, mouthguards, shin guards, if you have them
Sneak preview here: https://youtu.be/c2SxUb_2do0
Smash or be smashed!