Some people are fascinated with the nations’ long history. Some people like me would like to have a chance to be part of great moments in ancient time. I know the time has passed but the people have left us impressive memories, beautiful folkways and precious intellects. Two martial arts, which people in the past taught each other to really fight. They are the crown jewel of fighting, one from the East and the other from the West and have now spread spread and become very popular around the world. Great courses of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Boran are now available at 313 Training Studio.
What are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Boran?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was originally formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting that has been demonstrated in Brazil in 1914. After that, it has been developed more and used in Vale tudo competition, an unarmed mixed martial art, full combat sport which became very popular in Brazil.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a kind of martial art that focuses on grappling especially on ground fighting. It became very famous in the first Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC1), mixed martial arts event that was held at the McNichol’s Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado in 1993. Now it is divided into 2 distinct styles, the original self-defense: Gracie, and new style for competition: Brazillian Jiu Jitsu.
Muay Boran has another name which is Muay Kaacheurk, an ancient style of fighting with rope bound fists. Originally, a form of Muay Thai that includes locks and throws and has rope bound together with some amulets and charms. Therefore, it is considered too dangerous for the modern sports.
In the past, Thai people arranged Muay Boran competition outdoors, commonly at the fairs or funerals. Only one rope is needed to separate fighters from the audience and one judge is included to take the one who falls to get back in the fight. They firstly come to practice together before the real fight to compare the level and agree for the match. Real fighting continues until one side cannot stand up anymore; otherwise, it will be considered “even” and may need the next match.
What are the Best Features?
To protect yourself, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is very good for a smaller, weaker person to defend against the one who is bigger and stronger. It is up to each technique and leverage to take the fight to the ground and apply joint-locks and chokeholds.
Muay Boran has a similar concept which focuses on artifice more than just using power. It is not allowed to hit the one who is falling until he can get up. Atmosphere of Thai history will give you strength to fight.
Are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Boran Good for Energy Burning?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu uses around 600 calories for one-hour session (for 132 Pounds). It improves metabolism and keeps all systems balanced. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is also good at building strong muscles and increasing flexibility. This also helps you to think faster and stay more focused while you learn to adapt new skills for your fight.
Muay Boran focuses more on flexibility and how to make a snap decision. However, Muay Boran burns more calories than we thought. This is similar to Muay Thai which uses at least 690 calories an hour. While practicing good skills, we are building new muscles, which will help to burn more calories. You will exercise your whole body with a lot more fun in the real match.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Boran at 313 Training Studio
Basic and advanced skills are trained at 313. We structured the courses mainly for self-defense and to conserve the traditional way of life. Thai original style of fighting: Muay Boran, and Brazillian Jiu Jitsu that have developed in Brazil, which kind of ancient combats would you prefer? 313 Training Studio have more info to help you compare and make your own decision.