CURIOUS ABOUT MUAY THAI?
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.
Muay Thai isn’t just a sport. It’s a culture, a way of life that goes beyond the physical and into the heart of the students and fighters.
From a young age in Thailand, children are taught discipline and respect through their training. They live together, eat together, train together, fight together. They support each other.
Therein lies the secret.
Support is an important piece of the puzzle that makes Muay Thai so different and special. Muay Thai is family, in so many ways, but mostly in the way we live and breathe for this sport, together.
Along the way, students not only develop a deep-rooted respect for others, they develop confidence, discipline, focus, and respect for themselves too.
Today Muay Thai is becoming increasingly popular on a global scale. It was recently accepted as an Olympic sport, finally gaining its deserved recognition. Professional martial artists from all sides of the fighting spectrum agree -- Muay Thai is essential to becoming an all-around multifaceted fighter. As new training camps and gyms open around the world, Muay Thai will continue to grow in popularity.
North Florida Muay Thai was started in 2017 in the back of a gym and has since expanded into a growing space in Fernandina Beach, FL with a growing community of students and supporters.
Read more about the history of Muay Thai here.
Read more about the culture and "The Art of Eight Limbs" here.