Get a unique Muay Thai experience in Chiang Mai
If you are looking for a real Muay Thai tournament or want to practise Muay Thai for fitness or developing your fighting skills, Chiang Mai is one of the best places on earth to do it.
Let us take a look at the Muay Thai stadiums in Chiang Mai
Tips for a Muay Thai fight night in Chiang Mai:
- Go Friday or Saturday; these days will most likely have the best fight cards of the week
- Look if the fight card has “Farrangs” westerners on it if so it is most likely going to be high-quality fights.
- Notice the first couple of fights will most likely be youngsters or practice/sparring fights, while the last 3-4 bouts will be real competitions with sweat and blood all over.
Chiang Mai Boxing Stadium
The newest, cleanest and most modern boxing stadium of the stadiums mentioned here, but also the most expensive.
Opening hours: From Monday to Saturday from 9 pm to midnight, you will find a high level of Muay Thai fights playing out.
Prices: 600 THB – 1500 THB
Thapae Boxing Stadium
Thapae Boxing Stadium is a good pick as warming up for a fun night out, drink (pricy) beers at your ringside table while you watch a brutal Muay Thai fight happening a few feet away from you.
Opening hours: From Monday to Saturday from 9 pm to midnight, you will find at least 6 Muay Thai bouts playing out, beginning with youngsters fighting and then more and more experienced fighters.
Location: Thapae Gate
Anusarn Boxing Stadium
Night Bazaar is a popular tourist destination in Chiang Mai and here you will find the Anusarn market, and after walking through 100 of stalls and restaurants you will find Anusarn Boxing Stadium. I like the atmosphere and have seen som great Muay Thai fights at this location.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 pm to midnight.
Saturday from 8 pm to midnight, this is a great pick.
Closed: Thursday. Saturday and Sunday.
Prices: 500 THB come early and pick your seat close to the ringside.
Location: Anusarn Market, Night Bazaar
Loh Kroy Boxing Stadium
Surrounded by bars, you will find a Muay Thai ring in the centre. You only go here if you want to drink beers and speak with bar girls and Ladyboys.
Location: Loh Kroy road
What is Muay Thai? – Martial Arts with serious attitude!
Fighters of all disciplines recognise the power of this art – and it is probably the most efficient and brutal of the martial arts, and people from all over the world are flocking to Chiang Mai to learn this incredibly explosive fighting system.
Muay Thai is the striking system that Mixed martial artists, whether beginners or professional fighters are scrambling to learn because, when it comes to striking systems, there is no equal and when combined with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling the result is a dynamic, fully comprehensive fighting system that is not only exciting to watch and practice but dominates any other form of martial arts when it comes to real fighting.
Originating in ancient Thailand, formerly Siam, a country with a long history of wars and skirmishes with neighbouring states, a system of fighting developed, in the villages, to give the people a way to protect themselves.
It then became an integral part of military training for the country’s warriors ultimately developing into the incredibly fast, efficient and powerful system of unarmed fighting now known as Muay Thai. Many Martial arts around the world derived from fighting systems in which unarmed conflict was still a possibility when a warrior’s sword was lost.
Whereas many Martial arts evolved into less practical and more esoteric martial art systems, Muay Thai continued to be practised and contested in the hugely competitive Thai boxing arena. It became so popular that it is Thailand’s national sport.
It is only in the last 30 years that it has started to be embraced by the west with the Dutch, French, Australians and New Zealanders travelling to Thailand and training, then returning to their home countries and promoting competitions, which at first were resisted by the Western Boxing fraternity as they saw it as a threat to the waning popularity of Boxing. The crowds were sick and tired of the long boring matches with poor decisions and techniques, whereas Muay Thai was fast, exciting and very extreme in nature.
What makes Muay Thai techniques so deadly efficient?
The techniques of Muay Thai was created to be powerful, fast and economical in their execution. The bottom line is that they inflict as much damage as possible to the opponent. Often referred to as the “art of 8 limbs” techniques include kicks, punches, knees, elbows and clinching. Thai fighters train to strike from any angle as, efficiently as possible, to inflict as much damage on their opponents as possible.
The Round kick is the most used kicking weapon; striking the legs and body with amazing force, such that it will break bones and damage internal organs. Then there is the Front kick used to set the opponent up or for counter-attacks. Although other kicks are used, these are the most dominant as they do damage very rapidly.
The knee is by far the most potent Muay Thai technique when it comes to weapons the thrusting knee can inflict incredible damage to any part of the body. It is used in close range clinching, midrange striking and can also be thrown by jumping into the opponent.
The elbows are a devastating technique that strikes out of nowhere cutting the opposing fighter’s face to shreds and causing blood to gush down into their own eyes, subsequently blinding them and making them extremely vulnerable to follow-up attacks.
But that’s not all, the incredible mind and body changing effects you get from Muay Thai training will change your life forever. Here are just some of the benefits that Muay Thai training will give you: * A slim fit and sculptured body – the shape that you’ve always dreamed of – training in Muay Thai works the whole body, shedding those useless, ugly pounds of fat and building rock-hard lean muscle that gives you the shape of a God or Goddess.
- Awesome fitness and strength that will enable you to do and achieve anything that you want in life and suck every ounce of being out of every day, i.e. a carpe diem (seize the day) attitude to life and how you live it.
- Incredibly powerful knees, elbows, punches and kicks that will knock out or cripple any opponent whether in the Thai boxing ring, MMA cage or out there on the street where there is no referee or rules.
And, now you can learn this incredibly powerful fighting system at your leisure in Chiang Mai.