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Muay Thai - Thai Boxing
Muay Thai, also known as Thai Boxing, is the power-based martial art from Thailand. This rigorous form of fighting gained fast recognition due to its effectiveness in the ring and on the streets. The devastating, easy-to-learn techniques utilize the body's natural weapons: knees, elbows, fists, and legs.
Muay Thai - For Beginners and Experts
Like any other martial art, anyone wishing to become proficient in Muay Thai must start with the basics. We offer classes for people who are just starting in Muay Thai through the highest level athletes. The Bernales Institute of Martial Arts is the State of Utah Headquarters for the World Thai Boxing Association, the oldest and largest Thai Boxing association in the country. We are proud to host an annual seminar with Grand Master Surachai "Chai" Sirisute for the last 13 years. Grand Master Chai is a world-renowned fighter, trainer, teacher, and pioneer in the art of Muay Thai. He is credited as being the first man to bring Muay Thai from Thailand to the United States of America in 1968.
Muay Thai - The Martial Art of Kings
"Muay Thai is, perhaps, unique in being a royal martial art. Originating as a strategic warfare technique, in centuries past, four muay fighters, their fists bound in hemp cord for additional strength, were assigned on the battlefield to protect the legs of each royal elephant - the war machines of their day. Expertise in muay gradually became the means of personal advancement for such fighters, with skilled practitioners invited to live in the palace, teach the young princes, and even display their techniques in front of the king."
- Tourism Authority of Thailand
Muay Thai evolved from battlefield combat to the national sport of Thailand. The art is highly sought after for use in the ring and out as it is known for its powerful kicks, devastating knees, vicious elbows, and superior conditioning.