K-Star Thai Boxing Academy will be hosting a Muay Thai event at the Tower Ballroom in Edgbaston, Birmingham on the 29th September.
There will be over 10 action packed bouts with a large number of them being K-Star fighters. All K-Star fighters will have gone through the same training structure that I have continued to use at K-Star Legacy. This will give all students a great opportunity to see the techniques you’ve been practising over the last few months being used in action.
The tickets will officially go on sale the first week of September so if you are interested in having a great evening out you can get them at K-Star Legacy or any K-Star branch.
Please see me at the desk or call 0121 421 2941 for more details
K-Star Legacy Muay Thai Gym hosted its first grading on the 15th August and it was a huge success.
Founder of K-Star Thai Boxing Academy Steve Logan came up to K-Star Legacy to oversee the grading and to award out the certificates to those who passed.
Over 55 people were successful in passing their first grading and I was very proud to show off the talent we have at K-Star Legacy. Everyone had put 100% into their training to the build up to this and it really showed on the day.
Many of you in the gym have been asking what is the Ram Muay.
If you have seen any Muay Thai fights then you will have noticed that they perform a ritual dance prior to the bout. This dance is called the Ram Muay which roughly translates as the boxing dance.
There are many misconceptions as to what this dance signifies, so I thought I’d clear the air by writing up on it.
Below is as extract taken from my personal website www.damientrainor.com which goes over the Ram Muay in more detail.
A common misconception of the Wai Kru Ram Muay is that it is a Buddhist belief. However, Thailand as with most nationalities that have embraced religion has many customs that are unique to their culture. The Wai Kru Ram Muay is one of them.
As with all asian cultures there is a huge amount of respect constantly shown to their elders or people in authority, something that seems to be lost at times in the west.
Teachers are held with the upmost respect in Thailand as they are passing on knowledge and wisdom to help the younger generation in their future. I’ve been in situations where a past Thai teacher has incorrectly translated a word in to English but the person using this word would not believe me when I tried to correct them as I was not Thai and not a teacher. Although this can get annoying it does demonstrate the level of respect that is given to people in this type of position and a Muay Thai trainer would be in this very bracket.
You you are interested in reading the full article you can view it here The Ram Muay is cultural not religious