Iv officially been doing Muay Thai for around 4/5 months now, and there is a grading coming up soon and I had some questions about it. I really enjoy Muay Thai and for a kinda beginner I'm quite good ( No I am not bragging myself up, I know I obviously have a lot to improve on and everything I'm just saying). I train around 2/3 times a week and I'll soon be training 4/5 times a week, I was wondering, what is the grading system in Muay Thai in Scotland? Like what do you need to do it, what is used to grade you, what do you earn/get for it and what do you do to achieve this? Any help would be greatly appreciated 🙂
Congrats on getting into the amazing sport and art of Muay Thai. One of the best things about Muay Thai is that there isn't a colored belt system or grading system. I've been training at various Muay Thai camps in Thailand and no one ever asks how long you've been training for, what your experience is or any of the normal "grading" questions.
Instead they ask you if you've had any fights.
If you haven't, they always have you start in the beginners class to see your technique. You can quickly move up to intermediate where you do more sparring, even eventually go into the Advanced class. If you read the book "12 Weeks in Thailand" the author goes into detail about his 4 year journey of training Muay Thai in Thailand and how authentic Muay Thai gyms there "grade you."
Beginner - Less than 6 months experience, never had a Muay Thai fight.
Intermediate - More than 6 months experience, and/or has has less than 5 Muay Thai Fights.
Advanced - More than 2 Years experience and has 5 or more Professional Muay Thai matches.
Any "Muay Thai" gym that has colored belts is bullshit, stay away from those.
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Grading in Muay Thai?
Iv officially been doing Muay Thai for around 4/5 months now, and there is a grading coming up soon and I had some questions about it. I really enjoy Muay Thai and for a kinda beginner I'm quite good ( No I am not bragging myself up, I know I obviously have a lot to improve on and everything...
Frank's correct. There's no overall grading in Muay Thai. What you're describing is specific to your school. As Frank suggests, ask your instructor.
Hope that helps.
Actually there IS a grading system in muay thai, but it depends on where your at here in america the grading system is controlled by the Thai Boxing association. Try googling for something like that..
Actually no there isn't however they do use titles to define rolls of the instructors within their schools. Some schools have instituted using the head dress in different colors to differentiate the level of the fighters but that is not traditional in real Muay Thai training.
There is no grading in muay thai.
If your gym does it, it's their own system, so you'd have to ask your instructor.
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Not in Phuket no, but there are lots of excellent gyms all over Thailand, I trained for a couple of weeks just round the corner from Khao San road in Bangkok. And no, there isn't a traditional grading system.