Anyone knows of "Cai yuth" or "thai yuth"
Has anyone heard of trained in a thailand self-defence system called "Cai Yuth" or "Thai Yuth", on the internet I can only find something about a thai youth center and some italian krabi krabong practicers who have unfortunaly a bad wrap on an other MA site/forum.
The words don't ring any bell. Is it hand-combat or weapons? If weapons, what kind?
It should be unarmed self-defence techniques using primarly the elbows, but I'm starting to think from the google searches that it's a new made "system".
You might be thinking of "Muay Chaiya", an old style from 250 years ago. Google for that and see if it's what you're thinking of.
A friend of mine mailed this link
It's in Italian, but I could read it a little ( studied Spanish and French ), it seems that some italian Muay Thai and Krabi Krabong practicers invented it and giving it a historical background.
About the style that you menchant, it's one of the 4 styles of Muay Boran.
"Muay Boran, which translates to "Ancient Boxing", is the predecessor to Muay Thai.
Muay Boran's form is quite efficient, in that it maximizes the amount of damage that each blow can inflict, and effective, in that it can easily lead to the death or serious injury of the opponent. Most notably, Muay Boran emphasizes the use of extremely powerful elbow and knee techniques, and combinations thereof, always thrown at full force and speed, with the intent to overcome one's adversary as quickly as possible, because another one might already be coming close or attacking.
Muay Boran was eventually categorized into Muay Thasao (North), Muay Korat (Eastern or North-East), Muay Lopburi (Central) and Muay Chaiya (South). There is the phrase "Punch Korat, Wit Lopburi, Posture Chaiya, Faster Thasao""
Thank you very much for your help,
Interesting. Babelfish mangled it beyond recognition :-) I wonder if it really includes gymnastics and yoga in the system as well. You might also want to look at "Keysi Fighting Systems" if you're into this elbow thing.
I had one regret while I was growing up in Thailand --- my mom didn't let me train Krabi Krabong ... sigh ...
What about this: http://www.thaiyuthcenter.com/thaiyuth/102007/
I think we have seen some videos from these guys before which didn't go down too well
with the sport muay thai guys around here
The link that you mention above seems very odd. I'm sure that it is not connected to Kru Preang's Muay Chiaya group (Siam Yuth) in Bangkok.... Hopefully in a few weeks they'll have filled out their site with a lot more information about who they are, as it is full of dead links at the moment... :-)
Yes, I have trained with one the chief instructors, Ajarn Wanchat. He is very knowledgeable in Old style Muay Thai, Krabi Krabong and other arts as well. Much of his old style has alot of Muay Lopburi influence. It is quite different from Muay Chaiya in which I also trained in Bangkok. He is the Thai police cadets main instructor in hand to hand combat. The style's top practitioner is Arjan Jakkapok. He spends most of his time in Chiang Mai and leaves most of the teaching duties to Arjarn Wanchat and a few other instructors. They meet in a secluded part of Lumpinni park. He's a rough guy, but very talented.
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I also trained in ThaiYuth (Muay Thasao) about 20 years ago at the Polo Club across from Lumpini park. At that time they had classes there but it was canceled 4-5 years after I left for the USA. ThaiYuth is not to be mistakened with SiamYuth which is Muay Chaiya. Ajarn Jakapok's son (P' Ton) was the head instructor at the Polo Club branch. I was only 15-16 years old back then and Ajarn Jakapok's son was still attending school. It is a great martial art which includes locking and breaking techniques, throwing techniques, and Krabi Krabong. They now have branches in Chiangmai, Phuket, Nonthaburi, and several around Bangkok like the YWCA, Horwang, and Lumpini. As a matter of fact, they are looking to expand to the USA, Europe, and Australia when opportunity presents itself. P' Ton is currently remodeling the thaiyuthcenter.com website but there are other parts of the site that can be accessed as shown below:
and on this link under Gallery03 last picture, I am standing on the far right hand. That is the Polo Club Class 20 years ago before it was canceled.
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