PTB Academy has hosted several Muay Thai seminars in recent years with some world class coaching talent.
There are many more to follow, so keep an eye on the site, Facebook and Twitter to find out about the next one.
Our seminars are open to anyone and are useful to all Muay Thai practitioners from beginners to veterans.
KIERAN KEDDLE SEMINAR JUNE 2013
Three-time Muay Thai world champion gave a two-hour clinch clinic at PTB Academy in June 2013. This seminar broke down several techniques for getting into, and using, the Muay Thai clinch as Keiran shared his vast experience with a gym full of students while assisted by veteran K1 and Enfusion commentator, and top Muay Thai coach, Vinnie Shoreman.
TONY MOORE MUAY BORAN SEMINAR OCT 2012
Arjarn Tony Moore of the Sitsiam Camp is the UK’s foremost authority on Muay Thai and for his third seminar at PTB, he introduced the students to the fighting art of Muay Boran, the precursor to Muay Thai.
As well as teaching and demonstrating phenomenal striking techniques, Arjarn Tony also delved into the history and philosophy of this historic and influential martial art.
TONY MOORE KRABI KRABONG SEMINAR AUG 2012
Tony’s second seminar at PTB focused on the weapons-based martial art of Krabi Krabong. Arjarn Tony explained the history of the art and demonstrated various defensive and attacking techniques using the krabi (the single-bladed sword).
Luckily Tony brought his supply of wooden training swords so everyone was safe and had a fun three hours learning how to properly wield a weapon against single and multiple opponents.
TONY MOORE MUAY THAI SEMINAR MAY 2012
Tony’s first seminar at PTB Academy was in May 2012 and he taught students three hours of traditional Muay Thai.
The seminar covered the origins of Muay Thai, the folklore and history of the Thai fighting culture, Wai Khru Ram Muay (the traditional Muay Thai warm up routine) and several traditional Muay Thai techniques.
Yang Sarm Kum (three stride movement) – footwork drill for being able to move in all directions.
Ram Muay (boxing dance) – traditional pre-fight boxing dance that demonstrates a fighter’s training and technique.
Nine directions of striking – practicing striking from all directions, emphasising the advantage that Muay Thai has over western boxing. Included unorthodox strikes such as ‘Rama Fires The Arrow’ (right cross with a step back) and the jumping (“Superman”) punch
Mae Mai Luk Mai – mother/son techniques. We covered;
THEN KWAT LAN – Monk sweeps floor (low sweeping kick to counter a body or head kick)
MON YAN LAK – Mon pushes/supports pillar (teep kick to counter body/head kick)
HIRAN MUAN PHAENDIN – Mountain overturns the Earth – (catch kick, downwards elbow to thigh, spinning elbow strike)
PAK LUKTHOI – Climbing spikes (defending a head kick with both arms/elbows)
NAKHA BIDT HANG – Twisting the serpents tail (defending against a teep by catching foot and ankle lock)
HAK KOR ERAWAN – Breaking the elephant’s neck (knees from clinch position. Can also be a headlock/guillotine choke)