Koh Phangan Thai Boxing

History of Muay Thai

Various forms of kickboxing have long been practiced throughout Southeast Asia. Muay Thai or Thai Boxing can be traced back several hundred years to its ancestor Muay Boran which was used by Siamese military fighters in battle. This form of unarmed combat utilized the hands, elbows, knees and shins and was hence referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs”. This effectively gave the practitioner the ability to debilitate opponents with any combination of the eight limbs.

As time progressed the practice of Muay Thai was later kept up largely by Buddhist monks who were the keepers and teachers of all arts both practical and spiritual. As most Thai men lived as a monk at least once in their life they were exposed to the art and its popularity grew among the common people. As well as continuing to function as a practical fighting technique for use in actual warfare, Muay Thai became a sport in which the opponents fought in front of spectators who went to watch for entertainment. These contests gradually became an integral part of local festivals and celebrations held at temples.

Muay Thai gradually became a possible means of personal advancement as the nobility increasingly chose skillful practitioners of the art and invited them to come to live in the Royal palace. Their job was to teach muay to the staff of the royal household, soldiers, princes and the king’s personal guards.

The ascension of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) to the throne in 1868 ushered in a Golden Age not only for the whole country of Thailand but for Muay Thai as well. The king himself took a great personal interest in the art of Muay Thai. The country was at peace and muay functioned as a means of physical exercise, self-defense, recreation, and personal advancement. Specific rules were established for the sport and fighters began to wear modern gloves to ensure safety.

Today Muay Thai continues to be a popular part of Thai culture. It is recognized as the national sport and is proudly practiced thought the country.

 

Muay Thai Training

Muay Thai has four distinct styles that are taught in different regions of the country. The northern style known as Muay Pra Nakorn emphasizes speed particularly in kicking. Because of its faster speed, it is also known as “Ling Lom” or windy monkey style. In the northeast there is Muay Korat which utilizes the fighter’s strength in all techniques. Muay Lopburi is taught in the center region and focuses on emphasized movements while Muay Chaiya is taught in the south and centers on posture and defense using more of the elbows and knees.

Although located on the island of Koh Phangan in the south of Thailand, at Kobra Stadium Master Kongpipop teaches the northern style of Thai boxing. Along with his techniques he instills the values of patience, personal discipline, confidence and respect for self and others. He believes that the fundamentals are the foundation for any great fighter and requires his students to master each step of training before proceeding to the next. Beginner students will focus on learning to use upper and lower body techniques. Once mastered the intermediate student will then learn to apply these basics to real fighting situations.

Train & Stay Packages

There are many resorts and bugalows on the island. We feature Phangan Beach Resort in Baan Tai as part of our Train & Stay Package. You can get special room rates while you training with us at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium.

 

 

 

Half Day Island Tour Koh Phangan

The Eco Safari Nature Adventure is a great way to see Koh Phangan’s interior and this island of outstanding natural beauty

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Itinerary:

-Transfer by Minivan from your hotel 09.15 -09.30 am
-Snorkeling at Koh Maa Island
-Relaxing on the Mae Haad Beach
-Visit beautiful decorated Thai Temple
-Delicious Thai Buffet Lunch in the restaurant
-Try your robin hood skills at archery
-Visit elephant park to cuddle with elephants
-fly through the jungle on Canopy Ziplines
– Depart back to your Hotel

Program Include

  • Round trip transfer from hotel
  • Continental breakfast
  • Soft drink on board and lunch
  • Tour guide
  • Snorkeling equipments, life jacket
  • Accident insurance
  • Entrance fee to the park

Daily Tour Ang Thong Marine Park

Angthong Marine Park Ang Thong National Marine Park is a fascinating archipelago of 42 islands. It is north west of Koh Phangan 50 minutes away. Our well-organized day-trip departs from Thongsala (meeting and booking office Tan Tour between the piers) aboard a speedboat every Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

Explore with us caves, hidden lagoons ,white sand beaches and Emerald lake. Snorkeling among the shallow coral gardens makes this trip very popular and fascinating. National Marine Park Angthong, translates as ‘golden bowl’, occupies almost 250 sq km and includes 50 sq km of limestone islands and karst topography which rise from the sea as dramatic rock cliffs and bizarre rock formations.

You can benefit of our long experience of private cruises and being well known here in Koh Phangan Island for providing first class service. Quality, flexibility and personal service is our concept!

Itinerary:

08.00-08.20 Transfer from Hotel to Maenam pier.
08.45 Check – in at the pier and enjoy your continental breakfast.
09.00 Board the speed boat to Angthong National Marine Park.
10.00 Arrive at “Koh Wao” or “Koh Tay Plow” for snorkeling with a lot of fish and wonderful corals.
12.00 Go sightseeing around the National Marine Park.
12.30 Adventure by kayaking around the wonderful nature of the Angthong NationalMarine Park
or climbing up to the mountain’s top to take a look the fantastic panorama of the Marine Park.
15.00 Depart from the Angthong National Marine Park.
16.00 Arrive at Koh Samui and transfer to hotel.

Program Include:

  • Round trip transfer from hotel
  • Continental breakfast
  • Soft drink on board and lunch
  • Tour guide
  • Snorkeling equipments, life jacket
  • Accident insurance
  • Entrance fee to the park

Around Island Trip Koh Phangan Safari Boat Adventure

Ride the Safari Boat with unforgettable memories and awesome inspiring photos and enjoy a day out with your friends. The trip runs daily and includes a light breakfast, delicious buffet lunch, drinks, snorkel and mask, monkey and elephant show and English speaking guide. Taking you to the nicest beaches and snorkeling sites around Koh Phangan Island.

Itinerary:

Transfer from your residence 8:00-8.30 am

– Meeting point Thongsala for light breakfast
– Chinese temple near Chaloklum village
– Elephant camp, Elephant show & Monkey show
– Haad Khom – snorkeling with soft corals and fishies
– Bottle Beach – buffet lunch in seaside restaurant
– Thong Nai Pan beach – relax, swimming..
– Thansadet Beach and easy walk to waterfalls
-Transfer back to your residence at 16.00 pm

Program Include

  • Insurance
  • First aid kit
  • Hotel transfers
  • Professional guide
  • Light breakfast
  • Buffet lunch
  • Soft drinks & fresh fruit
  • Silicone mask & snorkel
  • Life jacket

* Customers from Thong Nai Pan beach will be charged 300 THB per person for pick up and drop off service.