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MTI is accepting sincere students who love to train with intensity, focus, homeage,
respect, discipline, and passion while learning MuayThai...

Friday class time: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday class time: 7:45 to 9:15 a.m.


Muaythai Institute Inc. Calgary AB, Canada in association with Muaythai Institute Inc.
Thailand at Rangsit Stadium Bangkok Thailand offers course certification recognized by
both the World Muaythai Council and Thai Ministry of Education in Bangkok Thailand.
A Muaythai standard as taught in Thailand is taught at the Muaythai Institute Inc.

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Monthly membership:
Adults: $80 per month
(two classes per week; expires at month end)
Full-time Students: $65 per month (two classes per week; expires at month end)

Required Uniform: $95 per uniform, effective 2015
(once a student joins, uniform purchase is required. It is recommended that a student first complete a trial class for $15 to determine whether or not he/she enjoys intense training before deciding to commit to joining as a regular member as many former students have had a difficult time maintaining an intense pace consistently over time.)

Private training available (hourly basis with separate pricing; morning personal training availability; email for more information)

Additional fees apply if/when new classes are added to monthly training schedule

Students aiming to compete may do so under full Thai rules and traditions at the parent company Muaythai Institute in Bangkok where weekly Muaythai matches occur.



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Why Train Muaythai?

  1. To have fun and make Muaythai training a "lifestyle".
  2. To train the body, mind, and spirit.
  3. To truly "train hard" physically and mentally.
  4. To train without ego.
  5. To develop sport specific Muaythai skills, not a combination of martial arts or 'combatives' but instead pure Muaythai.
  6. To learn Thai traditions and culture.
  7. To develop strong striking and defensive skills.
  8. To train in a focused martial art that trains individuals to develop physical and mental toughness.
  9. To train and appreciate that good finesse and strong spirit outlast and outperform size through hard training.
  10. To develop a "never quit" or "it's never over" attitude as opposed to limiting oneself to finite sets or minutes in training.

Individual Traits that Have Shown to Last in Training

  1. No ego.
  2. A hard work and good focus attitude that saves chatting for after class.
  3. Strong spirit.
  4. Patience.
  5. Humility.
  6. Humbleness.
  7. Detachment.
  8. Indifferent mindset.
  9. Any physical size.
  10. Growth and learning oriented individuals that have open minds.

Muaythai Institute on Reuters (News)- Authentic Thai Muaythai

Ancient Thai boxing gains new life as fitness regime

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By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK | Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:02am EDT BANGKOK (Reuters) -

Once the province of men in dark, smoky stadiums and shadowed by an image of violence, Thailand's ancient martial art of Muay Thai is being reborn - as a fitness regime.

Known as the country's national sport and said to be 2,000 years old, Muay Thai has seen a surge in popularity over the last five or so years, with gyms promptly taking advantage with state-of-the-art facilities mushrooming in Bangkok's most prestigious neighborhoods

"Many Thais thought it was a violent sport so they were hesitant to send their kids to our school, but that's all changed thanks to international interest in the sport," said Phoemsakul Kesbumrung, general manager of Bangkok's Muay Thai Institute, which is dedicated to preserving the sport. He should know. His school has grown from a handful of students in 1995 to 450 full-time students at present, with more signing up each year, and he has had to increase classes from 3 times-a-day, 6 days-a-week to 4 times-a-day, 7 days-a-week.

"Muay Thai isn't just about strength and lifting weights, it's also about training the mind to concentrate," he said.

"Muay Thai" simply means "Thai boxing." It is also known as "The Art of Eight Limbs" as hands, arms, elbows and knees are used extensively in this ancient sport that also mixes religious beliefs with traditional cultural practices. Considered as much an artistic discipline as a sport, it includes a ceremony known as "Wai Kru" in which students pay respect to their teachers in a ritual that is considered an essential part of many ancient Thai disciplines including boxing, dance, Thai massage and astrology.

Foreign interest grew in the wake of films such as Tony Jaa's "Ong Bak" martial arts series, drawing a number of people to Thailand to pursue the sport. Local celebrity endorsements and a string of home-grown boxing idols including two-time World MAX champion, Buaka Banchamek, a lightweight boxing champion, also helped boost interest.

And Thai women and children are now taking up a sport previously dominated by men. Children in particular are sent to both get fit and keep in touch with Thai tradition. One of Phoemsakul's students joined when less than 3-years-old and is still training. At The Siam hotel, an urban retreat in an Art Deco-Thai fusion design from architect Bill Bensley, General Manager Jason Friedman says that most guests who choose the hotel's one day and multi-day Muay Thai packages are female guests looking to firm up and blow off some steam in a unique way.

After a leisurely breakfast by the Chao Phraya river, guests are offered a unique Thai boxing lesson at the hotel's customized indoor ring followed by a pampering spa session to ease tired muscles at the hotel's opulent Opium Spa.

"We wanted the gym to be a core experience of the hotel and because of the rise in popularity of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), more people are hearing the words 'Muay Thai'" said Friedman.

Phoemsakul, at the Muay Thai Institute, has a steady stream of Muay Thai success stories to share - including one about an American expatriate living in Thailand who took up Muay Thai to lose weight after childbirth and ended up shedding 74 kilos (163 pounds) over two years."From barely being able to run around the boxing ring, she was able to run 15 kilometers every day without getting tired," he said.

On a recent weekend, Natchanok Yochana was busy warming up for a Sunday evening women-only fight, watched over by her proud father, Nung Yochana, who said she used to sneak off to learn Muay Thai until he enrolled her at the school. "I like the traditions behind Muay Thai...and of course, I like to fight," said the lean 15-year-old, who practices twice a day and dreams big about her sport, smiling through her sweat.

"I'd like to go to the Olympics and represent my country. That would be the highest honor in my life," she said.(Editing by Elaine Lies and Bob Tourtellotte)



"Canada's Ryan Gosling movie clip from 'Only God Forgives' filmed primarily at Muaythai Institute Bangkok Thailand location." Beautiful display of some old Muay Boran elbow techniques and right attitude..."


"Student Bernadine performing muaythai striking techniques."