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Training Program
 

  Comprehensive Muay Thai Course

Professor Somboon Tapina

Muay Thai Martial Arts Academy, Surat Thani, Thailand

Muay Thai: Aims and Objectives

  1. To encourage and foster physical and mental excellence.
  2. To develop a spirit of sportsmanship and fair play.
  3. To learn the rules and judgments.
  4. To acquire the knowledge and skills of Muay Thai from self-defense to amateur and professional levels.
  5. To maintain the sport's traditions and standards through competitive matches both at amateur and professional levels.

Muay Thai Training

1. Introduction to Muay Thai
  1. History
  2. Rules and Law
  3. Sports gear
  4. Spirit of sportsmanship and code of ethics
  5. The traditions and customs – "Wai-Kru" (pay homage)
  6. Equipment
 

2.   Warm-up and body conditioning exercise

3.  Guarding and foot movements

4.  Offensive techniques (Muay Thai weapons)

  1. Punch techniques
  2. Push-kick techniques
  3. Kick techniques
  4. Knee techniques
  5. Elbow techniques

5. Offensive combinations (Muay Thai weapon combinations)

6. Defensive and counter-offensive techniques (counter attacks)

  1. Punch - defensive
  2. Push-kick - defensive
  3. Kick - defensive
  4. Knee - defensive
  5. Elbow - defensive

7.  Sparring

8.  Wrestling maneuvers (close range offensive techniques)

9.  Fighting strategies (training to counter various boxing styles)

  1. Fighting against punch boxing style
  2. Fighting against kick boxing style
  3. Fighting against knee boxing style
  4. Fighting against elbow boxing style
  5. Fighting against a right-handed boxer
  6. Fighting against a left-handed boxer
  7. Fighting against a retreating boxing style or “Boxer” style
  8. Fighting against an attacking boxing style or “Fighter” style

Also included: corner-man duties
Instructor Qualifications: Ajaan Somboon Tapina
Master's Degree in Physical Education
Former Vice President of Student Affairs and Head of Physical Education Department at Surat Thani Rajabhat University
Former Professional Prize-Fighter at Rajadumnern Stadium, Bangkok
Former Amateur Boxing Champion who fought in 8 of Thailand's provinces and was ranked second overall in Thailand
Professor of Muay Thai at Surat Thani Rajabhat University
Head Muay Thai Instructor and Referee in Surat Thani province
Technical Advisor of World Professional Muay Thai Federation (W.P.M.F.)
Honorable Award for Expertise in Muay Thai and Amateur Boxing: Excellent Instructor, Speaker and Head of Technical Committee from Muay Thai and Amateur Boxing Department Surat Thani – 15 June 1989
Honorable Award for achievement in Best Practical Physical Education from the Society of Health, Physical Education and Recreation of Thailand – 20 January 1993
Many years of experience in Muay Thai and self-defense training of foreign students in Asia, Australia and North America
Able to teach in both Thai and English
President of Muay Thai Martial Arts Academy, Surat Thani, Thailand


Muay Thai Courses
Time Tables

  Introduction to Muay Thai training

 16 hours

  Muay Thai Training for Self-defence

 45 hours

  Muay Thai Sport Training - 90 hours

 90 hours

  Muay Thai Instructor Training

 70 hours


 Contents from the comprehensive Muay Thai course                      .  Courses / Hours

 

 1. Introduction to Muay Thai.

 1

2

6

6

 2. Warm-up and body conditioning exercise

 1

2

6

4

 3. Guarding and foot movements

 2

3

6

4

 4. Offensive techniques (Muay Thai weapons)

 3

8

12

8

 5. Offensive combinations (Muay Thai combinations)

 3

8

14

8

 6. Defensive and counter-offensive techniques (counter-attacks)

 3

8

12

6

 7. Sparring

 2

8

14

4

 8. Wrestling manoeuvers (close-range offensive techniques)

 1

6

10

4

 9. Fighting strategies

-

-

10

6

 10. Learn to train boxers with pads

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-

-

4

 11. Observing and analysing boxers

-

-

-

2

 12. Learn massage and corner-man duties

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-

-

4

 13. Learn the basics of judging and refereeing

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-

-

2

 14. Learn the laws of professional Muay Thai

-

-

-

2

 15. Learn scientific approaches to weight control training
       and pre-fight preparations

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-

-

4

 16. Coaching philosophies and duties

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-

-

2

 

 16

45

90 

70 

p.s. These schedules can be varied according to the skill and expertise of the learner

Days and Times :
          All training will take place in the afternoons from 15:00 to 18:00 at the Muay Thai Martial Arts Academy training facilities in Surat Thani . Training days are Monday to Saturday with the exception of holidays. Dates of holidays will be told to students before enrolling in the course.

Focus of Courses :
         
These courses will focus the correct use of body parts (Muay Thai body weapons), fighting strategies and fighting combinations, wrestling strategies and the techinques of training and sparring. Please note that, because of the limited amount of course time ; body conditioning (i.e. work on reaction times, strength, speed, endurance, agility, etc.) , and sparring experience must be practised at convenient times outside of scheduled course time. We can assist and advise in the best ways to practise body conditioning and sparring , if the student so desires.


  • Introduction To Muay Thai and Self-defence : T his is a 45 hour course that will be covered in 15 days. Students attending this course will learn the basics of the art of Muay Thai, as well as Muay Thai theory concerning the body and the use of body weapons.
  • The Sport of Muay Thai : This is a 90 hour course that will be covered in 30 days. This course is designed for individuals who are interested in learning the basics, and continuing the practice of the sport of Muay Thai, Students will learn how to do a Muay Thai workout and will able to spar safely. This however is not professional training and student will not have to endure the very rigorous professional schedule.
  • Muay Thai Instructor Training : This is a 45 hour course that will be covered in 15 days and can only be taken after the successful completion of the Sport Muay Thai course. This course is designed for individuals who are interested in learning how to train Muay Thai athletes.
  • Muay Thai Professional Training : After successful completion of the Sport Muay Thai course, students who are interested in starting Muay Thai professional training, may make individual arrangements with Ajaan Somboon Tapina. This course will cover,(in greater detail), Muay Thai body weapon use, sparring strategies, strength techniques and endurance.


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