Are you looking to practice Muay Thai in Australia? This martial art has become increasingly popular among lovers of contact sports thanks to the complexity of its movements as well as the rich tradition, history and culture behind it.

If you live in Sydney, Australia and are looking for the best Muay Thai boxing gym keep reading to find out more about the different spaces where you can practice as well as finding a private Muay Thai coach to give you one-on-one classes with Superprof.

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What is Muay Thai?

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Among the world of martial arts, Muay Thai is a very particular discipline. It is the national sport of Thailand and translates to "Thai boxing". It is a martial art with origins in the ancient battlefield tactics of the Siamese (or Thai) army.

It is commonly referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs” since it stated that using eight points of contact the body mimics weapons of war:

  • The hands become the sword and dagger
  • The shins and forearms act as armor against blows
  • The elbow is used to fell opponents like a heavy mace or hammer
  • The legs and knees are the axe and staff

The idea is for the body to operate as one sole unit where the fighters grapple and try to spin an enemy to the ground for the kill.

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It was first formalized in the early 20th century when it was influenced by British boxing. At this point, codified rules and the boxing ring were put in place and fighters also ditched wrapping hands with ropes (“Kard Chuek”) and began wearing gloves in competitions.

It is known as a "stand-up striking sport", with two competitors in the ring throwing punches, elbows, knees and kicks at each other. It is also important to note that clinching, sweeps and throws are also allowed.

A key difference between Muay Thai and many other stand-up combat sports is its emphasis on traditional elements such as the pre-fight dance ritual known as Wai Kru Ram Muay, the head dress (Mongkon) and the Sarama music that goes along with each fight.

The World Thai Boxing Association (WTBA), the oldest and largest Muay Thai organization in the World, was founded in 1968 by Ajarn Surachai “Chai” Sirisute and now the WTBA has expanded to establish affiliate organizations in countries around the world.

If you are interested in diving into the world of this discipline in Sydney, check out some of the Muay Thai boxing gym that are available in your area.

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Muay Thai Boxing Gym In Sydney

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Are you looking for the best places in Sydney to practise Muay Thai? The capital of New South Wales has a wide offer of Muay Thai boxing gyms with a variety of price points, schedules and availability.

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Check out some of these Muay Thay boxing gyms in Sydney, Australia:

  • Kings Academy of Martial Arts: they have MMA, BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), boxing, wrestling and Muay Thai kickboxing classes. They are located in Moorebank and have classes for Kids, Teens & Adults as well as women's only classes. According to their website they 'teach the essential skills of Muay Thai Kickboxing, from punching, kicking, elbows and knees. In the Muay Thai Kickboxing classes, you can learn how to strike an opponent using your hands, feet, elbows and knees, how to clinch an opponent and use strikes from this position and how to use the Thai pads, focus mitts, kick shields and bags to increase your skills and fitness. As you improve, you can learn to navigate the ring and improve your sparring ability.'
  • SRG Thai: they specialise in teaching authentic Muay Thai. What makes this place attractive is that they are home of Australian Champion Luis Regis and they not only teach the movements to practice it, but they also look to offer their students a complete Thai experience. They try to bring some of the most renowned Trainers directly from Thailand and make an effort to offer everyone an understanding of Thai culture, Thai costumes and folklore.
  • Open Sparring Sydney: Open Sparring is a martial training facility located in the Sydney CBD, 2 minutes walk from Town Hall train station. They have both Muay Thai and BJJ classes from beginner to advanced levels as well as open mat sessions. They have a beginners program that prepares students in the following way: the basic tools of Muay Thai including punches, kicks, knees and elbows, offensive and defensive concepts that you can practice right away, get direct attention and feedback on the correct form and technique, pad-holding basics so you can hold pads for one another, build fitness, flexibility and conditioning and progress towards sparring proficiency.
  • Eight Limbs: they are one of Australia’s premier striking & fitness training facilities. They have beginners classes where you can get the basics and foundations of traditional Muay Thai in a controlled and safe environment as well as an all levels class where they divide the class into two groups, Beginners and Experienced, and each group has its own teacher to provide suitable instruction for your level. You can find them at 306 Oxford St, Bondi Junction.
  • Nitrixx: they are a multidisciplinary martial arts academy based in Chullora that offers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Kickboxing and Muay Thai courses for all ages. Their coaching teams are lead by Wahib Baki and Professor Mauricio Cavicchini 1st Degree Black Belt in BJJ. You can find them at Unit 6/4 Brunker Road, Chullora.
  • Muay Thai Temple: the owner and head instructor of Muay Thai Temple, Phayakorn Kalyaprasit, was born in the province of Phetchabun in Thailand where he learned the basics of this discipline. He later arrived in Australia in 1998 where he lived in Wollongong and began passing on all of his learnings. The cost of their courses range from $20 dollars for a single visit to packages of 3 months for $550 dollars as well as personal one on one training for $80 dollars. You can find them at Level 1, 810 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000.
  • Panza Muay Thai Boxing Gym: Panza Muay Thai Boxing Gym offers people of all ages and experience levels the opportunity to learn Muay Thai and Boxing in a friendly, safe and professional atmosphere. They have high-quality martial arts gear that they make available to their members, including full leather gloves and shinpads. You can find them at Shop 2/17 Hollywood Ave, Bondi Junction NSW 2022.
  • Muay Gym Thai Boxing: They are located at 12/158 South Creek Road, Cromer, 2099 and advertise themselves as being a place for anyone to practice authentic Thai boxing with no experience necessary. They have different classes that include technique, teens, pads and sparring and many more.

If you want to start with the basics of Muay Thai but are not sure that a space like this is the right setting for you, you can check out private lessons with Superprof trainers.

These trainers are ready to share all of their knowledge with you in a one-on-one setting and will give you all the bases you need in order to kickstart your experience in this discipline. Keep reading to find out more!

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Muay Thai Trainers with Superprof

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Joining a gym to learn a new discipline can be an overwhelming thing for some people, especially when talking about something as physical as Muay Thai. If this is your case, worry not: Superprof is here to help you out.

Superprof is a platform that connects teachers from all over Australia to students who are looking for skilled professionals to help them reach their goals.

When it comes to fitness, Muay Thai is part of the disciplines that our private trainers and tutors teach and we are confident you could find a good private trainer to show you everything you need to know about Muay Thai, the moves, rules and combat moments that you need to be aware of.

Some of our teachers are previous champions who have years of training in the field. A good example is Dongwhan, who has "trained Muay Thai for 9 years with a record of 30 professional fights all around Asia against fighters from all over the world. While fighting, I've been teaching Muay Thai and Boxing for a total of 7 years. In my latest job, I'm a Trainer at PTJ Muay Thai gym at Brookvale, teaching both group and personal training."

Just like him, you can find many other options of Muay Thai trainers in our web with prices averaging $50 dollars per hour of class. Make sure you check out all the profiles and find the one that's best for you.

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