When you’re training Muay Thai you’ll want to look for ‘striking’ style shin guards and avoid grappling shin guards. Striking shin guards are sturdier and offer the most protection, while grappling shin guards are lighter shin guards, originally designed for MMA, which are also more secure for fighting on the ground.
What weapons are used in Muay Thai?
Punch. Punches are the most commonly used weapons in Muay Thai. The main punch techniques include the straight lead punch (jab), straight rear punch (cross), uppercut, hook, overhead punch, and spinning back fist.
What do I need for my first Muay Thai class?
It’s always a good idea to bring a towel and an extra shirt as well. Always wear comfortable gym style clothes to any type of MMA class, you can always get Muay Thai style shorts later on. I wouldn’t recommend wearing leggings or joggers unless they are made of sweat-wicking material.
What is Lethwei vs Muay Thai?
Lethwei is a sport of Myanmar, whereas Muay Thai is a sport of Thailand. Lethwei is fought with just tape and gauze around the knuckles — or sometimes bareknuckle — whereas Muay Thai is usually fought with boxing gloves.
Is Muay Thai difficult to learn?
Muay Thai is easy to learn and simple enough to pick up for most people. … While most beginners start off looking awkward in Muay Thai movements especially with their roundhouse kicks, the majority become reasonably proficient within 2-3 months of regular practice at a Muay Thai gym.
How Muay Thai changed my life?
Practitioners experience overall improvements in mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Overall health is improved as is athleticism, mental aptitude and focus. For Chatri, the moment he fell in love with Muay Thai, it would become a part of his life forever.