Commonly known as the ‘Science of 8 limbs’, ‘Muay Thai’ has historically been a national method of personal defense. Literally translated as ‘Thai Boxing’, Muay Thai is a philosophy that holds the body as a system naturally engineered for self defense. The limbs of our body (Hands, elbows, knees, and legs) are meant for more than simple mobility and manipulating objects–they are naturally engineered to protect ourselves as well, provided we understand it’s design. Understood from this perspective, we begin to understand that Muay Thai allows us to discover our own strengths.
‘Muay Thai’, is one of the worlds oldest classic martial traditions (like Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu) and as such is not merely a sport method of fighting. There is a deep philosophical base to understand and discover. In order to understand the ‘art’ of Martial Art, we must understand it’s philosophies. This is ultimately what York Muay Thai stands for, as it is has been ingrained into our teaching and training by our Professor, and forefather of Muay Thai in Canada, Ajahn Suchart Yodkerepaupri. Much like a sport, we must learn the parameters in which our body operates, and the way in which it should work given compromising situations. Training, must not only be physically difficult, but mentally challenging as well. Our goal is to develop intelligence within our Muay Thai training. Knowledge, dissolves fear.
Muay Thai is known for it’s rigorous training regimes, and the challenge is steep. You will require a strong personal character to endure it, and I invite you to rise to the challenge. True Martial Art not only teaches skill and physical strength; but breeds strong personal ethic.
“If you love one another, respect follows. With respect comes faith–you begin to believe in yourself and your community” -Ajahn Suchart Yodkerepaupri
York Muay Thai is here to help you be in the best shape of your life–physically, and internally. You will be the best person you can possibly for yourself, and others.
Love, Respect and Believe.