Muay Thai Kickboxing
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15-year-old Muay Thai fighter wants to turn pro, see world
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Fighters and non-fighters wanted, no
experience required. Come and learn from Manuel Taningco who has been
teaching authentic Muay Thai, and kickboxing for over 20 years. He has
instructed professional and non-professional fighters. Taningco is the
most accomplished Muay Thai coach in the Tri-State area. We also have a
competition team for those who wish to compete amateur and professional.
Taningco is a certified muay thai instructor under Kru Vut Kamnark of
the United World Muay Thai Association. He has trained under Master
Gasper, who also fought in Thailand (his first Muay Thai instructor),
Guru Dan Inosanto, and Kru Vut, Kru Sakasem, Kru Pongyin are all from
Thailand. So join the dynamic class taught by the one and only Master
MUAY THAI'S FIGHT FOR RESPECT
Long before Muay Thai was the most popular fighting
sport in the world, it was proving it's worth in life and death
News story by Terry Wilson
The art of Thai Boxing is a self defense technique
that is as old as Thailand itself. Thai boxing is a branch of knowledge,
which has been in existence for as long as there have been Thais.
When Burma attempted to conquer Thailand by force they
were eventually defeated when the Burmese army was driven back at the
hands of Thai fighters using Thai boxing, spears and elephants. For more
than 2,000 years Thai boxing has played a significant role in the
survival of Thailand.
Like other fighting arts Muay Thai was born out of
conflict. In 300 BE, the Thai Mung were invaded and sent fleeing for
their lives to the south of Thailand. The vanquished villages developed
a form of self defense using their feet, knees, elbows and fist as a way
to overcome the enemy. This evolved into the art we now know as Muay
As decades turned to centuries Thai boxing became one
of the world's most deadly styles of fighting. Nowhere was this proven
truer than in the Burmese city of Rangoon when the king of Burma decided
to pit his top fighter against a captured Thai boxer.
In 1767 Burma had all but conquered Thailand. To
celebrate, Lord Mangra, King of the Burmese, organized a seventeen day
celebration to commemorate his good fortune. He rounded up a group of
Thai prisoners, among who was Nai Khanom Tom, a famous fighter from the
ancient Thai capitol of Ayutha. Known as the best fighter in the land,
the king thought that his demise at the hands of the Burmese boxer would
humiliate the Thai captives while establishing Burmese superiority.
Prior to the fight, the Thai fighter began dancing
around his opponent. This was traditional wai kru dance that Thai
fighters perform to pay respect to their teachers. The spectacle
confused the Burmese fighter and when the signal to begin was given Nai
Khanom Tom rushed forward and swiftly overwhelmed his opponent. In a
matter of seconds the fight was over. the best the Burmese had to offer
lay unconscious at the feet of the Muay Thai fighter. The bout was,
however, not ruled a victory for the Thai fighter. A referee ruled the
knockout illegal because the Burmese fighter had been distracted by the
wai knru dance.
Nai Khanom Tom was ordered to fight nine additional
Burmese boxers. He agreed to fight them to uphold the honor of Thai
boxing. One by one they fell to a flurry of elbow strikes, knee thrust,
kicks and punches. His last opponent was a boxing teacher from Ya Kai
City. He was so badly mangled by Nai Khanom Tom's kicks that no one
dared challenge the Thai fighter again.
Our classes meets three times a week. one and a half
hour long. The beginners are taught half hour long for the first 5
lessons. Slowly, teaching the fundamentals of MUAY THAI KICKBOXING. Then
gradually work themselves into the group classes. Very exciting class
and high impact, using not only the hands but the elbows, knees and feet
for both offense and defensive movements. The students does need the
proper equipments for this class. The equipments can be purchase at
Visit our spacious facility. The first school to ever
bring MUAY THAI KICKBOXING PROGRAM SINCE 1980.
Our complete boxing and kickboxing gym will enhance
one's training. With boxing ring experience it gives a student a
realistic training in "being in the ring" feeling. Our assistant coach
for both adults and children classes are caring individuals and
experienced fighters themselves who actually competed and won. Master
Taningco has brought muay thai kickboxing training to a higher level as
well as TAMA'S OWN FIGHTING TEAM.
We are proud to be the only school certified by United
World Muay Thai Association in Montgomery County area.