Saturday, January 27, 2007

Kru Thong Chuechaiya Master Of Muay Thai

Kru Thong Chuechaiya, the man who systemized Muay Chaiya. He studied under the late master, Ketr Sriyapai and master Timseng Tawisith. After Kru Thong's death, Kru Praeng inherited his work and founded the "Muay Thai Chaiya Foundation". From his words; "Muay Chaiya is never-ending. Don't let Muay Chaiya die with the master. Kru Thong used to teach that you can use other systems under certain

Muen Muay

In the era of Rama V, Boxing was held infront of his court. Prayavadi Satayaruk, duke of Chaiya, sent Klong Yamnongthong to fight. His chosen technique was Suelakhang [Tiger drags the tail] to throw, strike and break all his opponents until he received the titel of "muen muay" (10,000 soldier*). Since that day, Chaiya has been recognized as the city of boxing and has passed down Muay Chaiya.