Named after the historical icon, Nai Khanomtom, Khanomtom Muay Thai teaches not only authentic Muay Thai techniques and principles, but stays true to all the cultural ceremonies that are indigenous to it.
Khanomtom Muay Thai is a combination of Muay Boran (ancient boxing) and modern ‘ring-style’ Thai boxing that has become very popular in the last decade, all over the world.
Centuries ago, Muay Thai was very different than you see it today. Thailand (known as Siam at that time) was under constant threat and struggle which called for a strong method of defense. This combative system that was developed was known as Krabi-Krabong , which is essentially swordplay taught to the military to fend off marauders and offending nations. This method of fighting was also practiced empty hand, assuming all possibilities of warfare. The empty hand practice of this art soon turned into an obsession of the soldiers, which then turned into a sport desired by royalty and spectators all over the country. It was known as Muay Kaad Cheuk (binding hand boxing), where contestants would wrap their hands in finely woven hemp rope which would prevent them from injuries of the hand and provide reinforcement for a more solid hand strike. This was the dawn of Muay Thai.
Today, the ancient method of Muay Thai is still taught in Thailand. This method is a wholesome representation of the militaristic version of the art, far from the Muay Thai which has been made popular through competition that you see today.
Khanomtom Muay Thai has strived to re-establish the ancient ways in a dynamic approach by finding the common denominator with modern ‘ring-style’ Thai boxing, making these historical techniques effective within modified application.
Inspired by this historical icon, Khanomtom Muay Thai represents the art of Muay Thai in it’s purest form. Based upon the principles the art has been made up of, such as honor, respect, discipline and hard work, Khanomtom Muay Thai proves it’s authenticity.
All of the knowledge and consumption of skill of the instructors of Khanomtom Muay Thai comes right from the source and origin of this art. Each year, the Khanomtom Instructors and Fight Team take our annual Thailand Expedition. This is one month out of the year that we spend in Thailand, training with some of the best Champions of the sport, former and current.