Muay Thai Chaiya is a martial art, and not bound to the rules of the ring like modern Muay Thai. Teaching diligence, humility, restraint, focus, self-analysis and thought, the process of learning and mastering the style carries many lessons that can be utilized in every day life.
We take teaching very seriously here at Baan Chang Thai, and we want to carry this quality of teaching online as well. Allowing students to learn at their pace, and allowing them access to teachings that are appropriate to their level is as important to us as it is to our students.
My main reason for creating the Learn Muay Thai Chaiya School, is to help teach the invaluable knowledge that I have learned about Muay Chaiya to the many people who cannot come to Thailand to train.
Happy New Year! Basic Combo 04 updated
Written on 2013/01/02
Happy New Year! I hope that everyone has had a great time, and are ready to start training hard to burn off that excess turkey! It came to my attention recently that one of the Basic Combo video was not complete. I've corrected the error, and you can now see that combo in full... so get practising! I started getting a good number of assessments near the end of the year. This is great, because I got a chance to see how well you are doing, and help with your training. I've been keeping it quiet, but we did have one member advance to the Beginner level in November. Stay tuned and I'll give you more details ASAP.Read more...
A great August!
Written on 2012/09/01
Assessments! Over the last year, I've been a little worried that not many students have uploaded assessments. To my surprise, August changed all this with 5 students getting videos made and uploaded! Great stuff! I'm glad to see that you guys are working hard on your technique, and putting time into practice. Two of the students nearly passed to the Beginner level on their first try! I've been very impressed with everybody's progress and how you've managed to grasp the spirit of the style. Tha Kru and Bong A few of you have noted how the Tha Kru and Bong Tutorial videos are the same (they're very closely related anyway) but I'm working on new video for Bong, so you understand the importance of the Tha Kru in defence. Stay tuned, I'll be getting that up ASAP. Facebook Group For those new students who haven't already signed up for the member's Facebook group, do so now!Read more...
The website will be down... for an hour
Written on 2011/12/01
I have been informed by my website host, that there will maintenance carried out on the website's server between 4pm and 6am central time on the 3rd/4th of December. So please don't get worried if you try to login during this time and find the website down, it will only be for an hour. This is standard maintenance on the larger system of servers, and will ultimately make the server and this website more secure and reliable.Read more...
New tutorial - Graab Ajarn
Written on 2011/11/29
A little late, but better late than never! This latest tutorial in the Spiritual section of the site, instructs you on the proper way to bow at the beginning and end of training sessions. This illustrates one of the great things about Asian cultures, the way to pay respects to elders and ancestors, and to remember where the great cultural legacies and traditions come from. Login, and go to the Spiritual section of the site to learn more...Read more...
New tutorial - Meditation
Written on 2011/11/23
It's not just the physical training that's important, if you're minds not in the game, then all of your hard effort can go to waste. Meditation is something that can help you focus and help in in more than just your martial arts.Read more...
New Tutorial - Glap Tua
Written on 2011/11/21
Sticking to schedule (it makes a change!) here's a new tutorial for you. Nothing massive here, but a simple technique that you can add when practicing your Yang Sam Khum and combination training. Glap Tua means "return body" or 'turn around' in Thai, and is the simple technique that we use to change direction.Read more...
New Articles - Assessment Guidelines
Written on 2011/11/19
Almost on schedule (I'm getting there!) as promised are the guidelines that you've been asking for, to help you upload Assessments. As I mentioned in the recent newsletter, I've been hoping for more people to upload Assessments for me to check so I can help with your training. With any luck, these new guidelines will help you with this!Read more...
Written on 2011/11/15
Since the conception of the Muay Chaiya Online School, I’ve known that an important part of making the site work would be to engage you the members, making you feel part of a real community, where all of us who have a passion for martial arts and specifically Muay Chaiya can come together and help each other learn this wonderful art.After reviewing what I’ve achieved over the last 3 months with the site, I realised I have both succeeded and failed. I feel I’ve succeeded in making the possibility of learning Muay Chaiya from anywhere in the world (provided there is a net connection!) possible, giving many of you an opportunity that otherwise would likely never happen.However, I feel that I have failed to create a community that encourages you to learn and more importantly train in, which after all is the most important part of any martial art!I will try my best to solve this problem, but it isn’t something that I can do on my own, I need you as members to help make this happen!Read more...
Hacked! Not a great start to November!
Written on 2011/11/02
Some of you probably noticed some ugly looking page holders in the place of LearnMuayChaiya.com (and my other sites...) over the weekend. It was bound to happen sometime, but its one of those things that'll never happen to my site! So after some long days and nights, I've got things back up and running again. I'm running through the site to test for problems, but as always I'm sure you guys'll find something I don't. If you do find something, please put an entry in to the forum, so that I can deal with it as soon as possible. I can only appologise, and to make up for the down time, I'll be adding on 1 month to everybody's subscriptions! Enjoy!Read more...
End of August updates
Written on 2011/09/03
There have been a few problems... some videos not connected, problems uploading assessments, but thanks to you guys for pointing these problems, and patience with me getting them fixed. I'm hoping that you may have noticed a few additions to the site over the last few weeks, I've been working hard on increasing the functionality of the site and keeping it up to date.Read more...