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Branlaw
4/21/2009 7:10am,
What i want to know is this:

Tony Jaa (Dont know if its spelled right) the movie star does muay thai in his movies like Ong Bak and The Protector now i have never seen muay thai like this, is this just fancy movie muay thai that doesnt exist or is it a more traditional form or is it just the normal sport variety amped up a bit to include locks and breaks, like i say im just going on what iv seen muay thai training wise.

Libertad
4/21/2009 8:29am,
is this just fancy movie muay thai that doesnt exist or is it a more traditional form or is it just the normal sport variety amped up a bit to include locks and breaks, like i say im just going on what iv seen muay thai training wise.

Thai boxing competitions do not allow locks or breaks, therefore most competitive MT gyms will not teach these techniques.

However traditional MT first taught in Thailand may have included locks and takedowns.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muay_thai

Libertad
4/21/2009 8:39am,
Wikipedia

Traditionally, Muay Thai (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muay_Thai) masters would teach the techniques of Muay Boran as advanced Muay Thai but this is not often done today. Various moves in Muay Boran are forbidden in present-day Muay Thai tournaments and competitions. Even in Thailand it is becoming increasingly difficult to find a school willing to teach it; they prefer to focus on "modern" Muay Thai, as this is more easily exploitable as a form of income. Many schools nowadays who claim to offer Muay Boran just teach Muay Thai and sell it under the name of Muay Boran.
Muay Boran was previously not well-known in the West outside a small circle of practitioners. The art was featured in the 2003 Thai film (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Thai_films) Ong Bak (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ong_Bak) starring Tony Jaa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Jaa).


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Also, with an interest in Muay Thai, why are you training ninjutsu?

Branlaw
4/21/2009 9:18am,
Wiki-fu

Also, with an interest in Muay Thai, why are you training ninjutsu?

I got into it because i met a guy who was a black belt and we later became friends he always said i should just come watch check it out i was against it at first cause im not into climbing trees and throwing smoke bombs.

our particular school of Ninjutsu trains with self defence in mind, we dont really do all the traditional stuff, we concentrate on the hand to hand, joint manipulation that type of thing. If it has no place in modern street combat we dont really spend much time on it. I really enjoy it and i think the selling factor for me was the first time i had to protect myself after i started training and the stuff just worked it was messy and not very gracefull but i walked away, and thats always a bonus.

But now im looking for a martial art i can compete in.

i know the Muay Tai in those movies isnt competitive i was just interested if was real.

Branlaw
4/21/2009 9:22am,
Wiki-fu

Also, with an interest in Muay Thai, why are you training ninjutsu?

Oh and where's my manners, thanks for the answer.