At the 138th International Olympic Committee session, Muay Thai federations received full recognition. While this isn’t a guarantee of inclusion into the next Olympic Games, it’s a huge step in that direction. A realistic goal for the newly recognized sports would be a 2028 Olympics debut in Los Angeles.
‘Kru’ is Thai for teacher. In Thai culture, teachers are held in high esteem. They are celebrated on Wai Kru day where students perform a ritual to show respect to their teachers.
In the 12 years that Chao Phraya Lincoln has been open to the public, there have only been 4 students that have achieved the Kru grade. Paul (Staffy) and Darren have clocked up 15 years of experience between them and have shown Steve, Brian and I that they have the knowledge and ability to teach others.
I am very proud to lead the Chao Phraya Muay Thai academy and alongside Kru Steve, Brian, Paul (Staffy) and Darren we will provide an even better place to learn the amazing art of Muay Thai. We have built a very special and diverse community that forges warriors while making everyone feel welcome.
Chok dee (good luck) Staffy and Darren.
We are looking for some help and ideas for our next club shorts…
Over the next few weeks we will be ordering our next batch of club shorts. So it would be great to get our club members involved too, with helping us come up with some design ideas!
Muay Thai, also known as the science and art eight limbs is an ancient martial art that has been allowed to evolve over the years to become one of the most effective unarmed combat systems in existence. The art brings huge physical and spiritual benefits to all practitioners. Muay Thai students experience massive improvements in fitness and strength, better co-ordination and improved mental well-being.