Muay Thai in Koh Samui
Enjoy a Muay Thai fightnight full of action
EXPERIENCE A NIGHT FULL OF ACTION
Muay Thai in Koh Samui
Even if you are not an expert in Muay Thai, boxing or any fighting sport, you shouldn’t miss the Muay Thai Koh Samui Fights! The atmosphere during the events is phenomenal and highly entertaining. Even though Muay Thai is already well developed outside Thailand and there are regular Thai Boxing events everywhere in the World, the ambiance you will experience in Koh Samui, you won’t find it anywhere else aside from the big stadiums in Bangkok.
Get your Muay Thai Koh Samui tickets at the Stadiums to see the fights!
Thai Boxing has become big in Koh Samui! Today Chaweng is considered the most important Muay Thai spot in Southern Thailand. There are 3 stadiums hosting fight nights almost everyday! The first venue to open to visitors was Chaweng Stadium, followed by Phetch Buncha Stadium and more recently International Samui Stadium. You can get Chaweng Stadium tickets below!
There are several Muay Thai training camps in Koh Samui. The paradise island has become very popular among fighters and enthusiast from all over the world. Lamai Muay Thai, Superpro Muay Thai, Yodyut Muay Thai Camp, Lionheart Samui are great examples if you are looking to train and even fight in Samui. If you are interested in training in Samui, we can recommend you where to train depending on what you want to achieve. We love the sport ourselves!
Many International Muay Thai, kickboxing and MMA fighters, choose Koh Samui to train and prepare their fights for both the quality of the training camps and the island vibes. Fights and better than what you would expect for a island like Samui because there are so many good fighters competing at any given time from Thailand and International.
THE MARTIAL ART & THE SPORT
AN INTRODUCTION TO MUAY THAI
THE BASICS OF MUAY THAI
If this is the first time you are going to a Muay Thai or Thai Boxing fight night, it will be especially relevant for you to understand a bit about the sport, the origins, the rules and what to expect from your Koh Samui fight night event.
MUAY THAI IN THAILAND
Muay Thai Boxing is the national sport in Thailand. The words Muay Thai means the Thai “way” or “style” of boxing. There are venues all over Thailand where Muay Thai events take place including 3 stadiums in Koh Samui and the 2 most important stadiums located in Bangkok: Lumpini Stadium and Rajadamnern Stadium. Channel 7 Stadium is popular for broadcasting great fights.
The atmosphere during fight events in Thailand is electric and highly entertaining. The traditional music, the excitement, the betting and the fights will ensure you have the night of a lifetime! Muay Thai in Koh Samui is popular with several world class Muay Thai camps on the island and international fighters competing with Thai fighters to add some extra spice to the contests.
ORIGINS OF MUAY THAI
Muay Thai is the sport of Muay Boran, which is the martial art known as the “art of eight limbs”, combining fists, shins, knees and elbows to fight the opponent.
During the 18th century during the wars between Burmese and Siam warriors, a famous fighter called Nai Khanomtom was capture by the Burmese. Nai Khanomtom was given the opportunity to fight for his freedom on a hand to hand contests where the famous fighters managed to knock out 10 consecutive fighters thanks to his boxing skills. Nai Khanomtom was allowed to return to Siam as a hero, where his fighting techniques became Siamese style boxing, later known as Muay Thai.
MARTIAL ART & SPORT
Muay Thai as well known as Thai Boxing is the sport of the martial art called Muay Boran. The sport is a simplified version of the martial art, that applies the most effective aspects of Muay Boran to make it highly effective in the ring. Kick Boxing t is often confused with Muay Thai, but both are different disciplines. Muay Thai is the most complete and effective of both including elbows and knee strikes, predominant round house power kicks and a different scoring system.
A MATCH: A basic Muay Thai contest has 5 rounds of 3 minutes each with a 2 minutes break between rounds. Judges score up to 10 points per round to each fighter. A fight ends on points or by knock out. By knock out either the referee or the doctor stop the fight or the losing fighter receives a 10 seconds interval count after a knock down. During a count, a fighter is not allowed to continue before the 8 count.
WHAT SCORES?: There are several factors that score along with striking including Muay Thai skill and style, aggression, counter-attack and overall dominance and power. Attitude is very important for judges and finishing strong prevails over a good start. Weak strikes or defense do not score.
SCORING SYSTEM: A draw round would be scored 10-10. The fighter winning a round will be scored 10 and the fighter losing a round will score 7 to 9 points depending on how decisively the winning fighter performed and the number of counts the winner scores on the opponent. A fighter scoring 2 counts against his/her opponent will score 10-7.
STRIKES & CLINCH: Fighters can score striking punches, kicks, knees and elbows. Clinching is a important part of Muay Thai. Hip projections and sweeps are not allowed, techniques have to end with a strike.