Muay Thai - “The Art of Eight Limbs”
If you want the best martial arts gym where you can learn how to use your body as an effective weapon - fists, elbows, knees, and legs - then head over to our Muay Thai lessons in Kuala Lumpur, Bangsar, and Mont Kiara. Muay Thai, or more commonly known as “the art of eight limbs”, is one of the oldest and most effective striking arts on the planet.
At Monarchy MMA, we take great pride in teaching you from scratch. So, if you are a beginner or a first-timer, our coaches Nizam Jeoffrey and Zaim Zain will guide you every step throughout your journey. If you have already practiced the sport, this will be the perfect place to take your skills to the next level. Our coaches' main goal is to make sure every student improves both physically and mentally as they embrace “the art of eight limbs”.
Choose from 17 sessions a week at our three branches, including two beginners class and one advanced sparring session. Look no further if you are seeking for a proper place in the Klang Valley to learn authentic Muay Thai!
History of Muay Thai
Muay Thai’s popularity grew in the 20th century when Thai fighters started competing in Muay Thai and mixed discipline tournaments and fights across the” world, one of the main styles being kickboxing due to its similarity.
But the combat style dates back to the 18th Century, where it was used during the wars between the Burmese Dynasty and Siam.
And it was when a great warrior, Nai Khanomtom, was captured and became famous within the Burmese ranks due to his fighting style that he was given the opportunity to fight for his freedom. After knocking out ten opponents, he was freed and returned to Siam where he was hailed a hero, and his style was named Siamese-style Boxing, and later Muay Thai.
It was only in the 19th Century when King Rama V rose to the throne and brought peace and prosperity to Thailand that Muay Thai evolved from war combat to a form personal advancement and physical exercise taught across the country, and now the world.
Today there are thousands of gyms across the globe that teach Muay Thai.
Benefits of Muay Thai
Whether your aim is to be able to defend yourself, pick up something new, or to be a professional Muay Thai fighter, the benefits of the sport is similar for all students.
- Stress Relief: Attending your first class could be a nervy affair, but as you progress further, you will slowly start to realise that your mindset and attitude will change. Intense Muay Thai sessions is the perfect remedy to a bad day elsewhere. Truth be told, when you are mad about something, you just feel like punching or hitting something.
- Cardio / Weight Loss: Training is physically demanding, and every session will leave your heart racing and leave you soaked in sweat. Whether its the punches, kicks, elbows, or sparring sessions - everything you execute while training Muay Thai will get you in shape in no time at all.
- Hip Mobility: All the twisting and turning during your training sessions will benefit you in the long run. A lot of us develop tight hips due to a mixture of bad posture, lack of stretching, and daily activities, and Muay Thai simply is one of the most fun ways to tackle that problem. All our classes start and end with various stretching activities to reduce the chances of injury.
- Clinch-striking: Unlike other martial arts, Muay Thai fights typically use a lot of strikes from the clinch. You will learn how to neutralize your opponents attacks through a clinch and how to set up your strikes from the clinch using your elbows and knees.