At last, an English language video training course on traditional Thai Boxing,Muay Thai. This martial art form was encouraged by the kings of early Siam along with sword fighting to build an army capable of defeating Siam's enemies. It is still encouraged by the Thai Royal Army to prepare its troops. It has formed the basis of modern day professional and amateur Muay Thai and the techniques taught in these videos can be seen in action in the ring every day. Chaiyuth means "Winning Strategy".
Use these DVDs to learn self-defense, Thai boxing arts and for general physical and mental fitness. Teacher Chakraphob Charoenrat is Thailand's leading instructor.
For many generations the art of Muay Thai has been passed on from teacher to teacher. Teacher Chakraphob was advised by His Majesty King Bhumipol to continue this practice as his knowledge was a national treasure and Teacher Chakraphob was obliged to preserve it for future generations.
Volume 1 starts with the history of this martial art form and shows how to do the respect for the teacher ceremony seen at the beginning of Thai boxing fights. Then follows instruction on:
The basic Muay Thai movement, duen muay which translates as the boxing walk.
The defensive moves of brushing and blocking.
Demonstration on the use of the fist, elbow, knee and foot.
How to mix the techniques.
Volume 2 - Relationship Between The Nine Weapons
How to learn the most superior form of Muay Thai
Teacher Chakraphob writes:
On this DVD we are going to learn what is called "the relationship between the nine weapons", i.e. to practice using the hands, knees, feet and elbows. There are 7 practice series on the DVD, each using the hands, knees, feet and elbows alternatively, both offensively and defensively, from the front, back, side or all four directions.
In ancient days, the teachers divided Thai boxing into 3 categories with 12 primary forms, altogether 36 forms. If they are mixed together more than 108 forms can be obtained. These 108 forms are being continuously developed and the outcome is infinite.
If we practice until we are skillful, we will be able to create various forms and use our weapons naturally and effectively. It all depends on how much each boxer has mastered the primary and secondary forms. After learning the boxing skills I hope you will practice and become a good and kind person in society and in your nation too.
Volume 3 - Basic Preparation Practice
Muay Thai warm-up
This DVD concentrates of preparing both physical and metal fitness in order to practice the art of Muay Thai. A series of exercises are shown which include meditation during the physical exercise. The Thai proverb says that a good mind brings about a healthy body. The purpose of practicing Chaiyuth Thai boxing is to exercise both the mind and body, to achieve their maximum efficiently. Even if you are not intending taking up the sport of Muay Thai, this DVD will give you a good fitness regimen.