Muay Thai (or Thai Boxing) is a fighting sport with Thai origins. Muay Thai was born as a martial art to defend the country against invasions of other peoples. Then it became “ring” sport and a national sport gaining popularity in the West. Muay Thai is also called "science of eight limbs" as many tecniques - punch, legs, elbow and knee – are studied.
It is a sport for everyone, men, women and children and can be even practiced on competitive levels. The opponent is chosen based on experience and weight, and depending on the level, you can go from a fight with boxing gloves, shin guard, helmet and elbow pads to a fight with gloves only. In both cases, fighters wear a shell and a mouthguard.
Unlike many martial arts where you fight using the agility and speed, Muay Thai is a static and very hard style, which teaches you to strike with few number of shots but at full strength.
The techniques are very simple and designed for the mechanics of the human body making it less spectacular but very effective.
Muay thai combines different qualities like agility and muscle stiffness, balance, body and mind control, making it a complete sport that helps children to learn how to defend, but also the respect for the opponent and the respect for the companion, giving the bases to defend himself but at the same time the means to control them.
The workshop will be predominantly preparatory teaching children through play and fun.