Muay Boran

Muay Boran

Traditional Thai Self Defence System that became the modern version of Muay Thai.

Muay Boran was originally developed for self defence and was taught to the Thai military for use during warfare. Using a variety of striking attacks (fists, elbows, knees and feet), combined with joint locks, throws, sweeps, and grappling. During the 1920’s-30’s, King Rama VII modernized the Thai martial arts competitions, introducing referees, boxing gloves, rounds and western boxing rings. Many of the traditional Muay Boran techniques were banned or were not practical with the addition of the new rules, and so Muay Boran went into decline. The decline of Muay Boran led to the rise of Muay Thai.

The Muay Boran classes taught at JAI are for self defence. A great compliment to the Muay Thai program, or a stand alone program on its own, Muay Boran has featured in various seminars at JAI and has always been a favourite.