Muay Boran (“ancient boxing”) refers to the various styles of Thai martial arts. The most famous Muay Boran fighter was Nai Khanomtom. It is said that in 1774 he fought 10 Burmese fighters, one after the other, and beat them all. The Burmese King was so impressed that he freed Nai Khanomtom and allowed him to return to his home in Thailand where he quickly became well known and spread his new fighting style.
Each area of the country had it’s particular style of Muay Boran, such as Muay Chaiya, Muay Lopburi, Muay Korat, and so forth. In the early 20th century, Muay Boran was modernized with the introduction of rules, boxing rings and training equipment and has become the current Thai Boxing sport that we see today in boxing stadiums in Thailand and around the world.
Today, only a few Muay Boran teachers are left who can teach this ancient martial art. We are lucky to have certified Muay Boran teachers at Rawai Muay Thai camp. You can take private lessons with our Muay Boran teachers, to learn some aspects of this beautiful martial art. You can book classes in the gym office.