Muay Thai Boxing / Kickboxing


Muay Thai art is a devastating kickboxing art from Thailand.  It is nicknamed the Science of 8 Limbs because both fists, elbows, knees, and feet art all taught and used in the ring and on the street in this art.  This art contains superior cardio and physical fitness and can create a devastating fighter in a short amount of time. Thai boxers are known for their powerful kicks and strong standing grappling as well.  This art is also taught as a ring art and a self-defense art as well and demands humılıty and extreme dıscıplıne. We at the Academy lıke to promote thıs art to people of all types and not just your “super fıghter ego” type. Thıs art ıs taught by Khun Kru Raja and assisting instructors.   The Raja Academy of Martial Arts is the State of South Carolina Greenville branch for the Thai Boxing Association of the U.S.A. under grandmaster Surachaı “Chai” Surisute. Mr. Raja has received the title of Khun Kru under grandmaster Chai and has been studying the art and sport of Muay Thai since age of 15.

WTBA Website — Muay Thai, translated into English as Thai Boxing, is the national sport of Thailand and is a martial art with origins in the ancient battlefield tactics of the Siamese (or Thai) army. It evolved from Krabi Krabong, literally long and short weapons, the weapons tactics of the Thai army. The early Muay Thai bouts pitted different companies within the Siamese army against each other in unarmed combat (Muay Boran) with few rules and no weight divisions or time limits. They became quite popular and eventually were shown in stadia across the country. In the early 20th century, time limits, boxing gloves as well as a uniform set of rules were introduced. During the latter half of the 20th century Muay Thai was exported to many countries and is now practiced by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world.

Muay Thai is known as “King of the Ring” in kickboxing circles. These fights feature punches, kicks, elbows, knees, standing grappling and head-butts to wear down and knock out their opponent. Thai training methods develop devastating power, speed and superb cardio-vascular endurance as well as fighting spirit. Muay Thai training is also quite safe thanks to sophisticated pad training that evolved to keep fighters healthy between fights. Muay Thai has also proven very effective outside the ring and has been embraced enthusiastically by practitioners of a variety of self-defense, sporting, military and law enforcement activities. — WTBA

Never fight alone – MUAYTHAI MOTIVATION

The Art of Striking – from Bernwood