Saturday, July 3, 2010

Promoting Muay Thai at Sk Sayed Othman Miri


Boxxtomoi blogspot doing it part in promoting Muay Thai in Sarawak by having a short basic Muay Thai class to student of (kelab Muay Thai) S.R.K Sayed Othman,Miri.

Coincidently in conjunction with the miri city z1 wourld muay thai tournament at Miri stadium nearby, just 250 meter from the school. Mr Mohd Zul-fiqar (Sk Sayed Othman Muay thai trainer) invited Mr Musaddik Zainuddin (Boxxtomoi consultant) and two famous Muay thai player, to give a special talks about Muay thai.and encourage the student to know more closely about  Muay thai .

Special thanks to Mdm. Hjh Wan Dahili (priciple), for allowing us to interact with the students under the guidence of Mr Mohd.Zul-Fiqar Mat Yunus.

Thank you to Miri City Z1 champion Abbas Ahmadi (Trainer & Fighter for Z1 BoxxWarriors MT Gym KL) & Barbod for helping on this community project.

Sk Sayed Othman Muay thai club was establish in January 2009 with 6 student. The establish of Sk Sayed Othman Muay Thai Club is still under Persatuan Silat Melasar (Melayu Sarawak),under the guidence of Mdm Mary Ann Nasos (Silat) and Mr. Mohd Zul-fiqar (Tomoi).

One of our succesful performence was held at Dewan Suarah Miri. Three of our Sk Sayed Othman Muay thai club student, was perform their basic Muay Thai martial art at Open Area Dewan Suarah in Miri at 18.11.2009.

The school administrator : (L) Mdm Mila (HEM), Mdm. Hj.Wan Dahlia (HM),Mdm Maryann (PK Kokurikulum) and Abbas Ahmadi Boxx Warriors KL.

Barbod.. remember boys..stay away from drug !

The next champion. an opportunity to touch that thing.

From left : Mohd Zul-fiqar, Musadik Zainuddin, Abbas Ahmadi, Nurmila, Mary Ann and Borbod 
Sk Sayed Othman Muay Thai Club Student.

Abbas..this is how we do it!

Sk Sayed Othman Muay Thai Club Logo.

location Muay Thai Z1 world champion and Sk Sayed Othman

 Small school, Big heart

Sk Sayed Othman at night

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Power of Muay Thai and Its History


Friday, February 12, 2010

Tomoi is refer to siku lutut kick boxing.


Tomoi is the Malaysian name for a South-East Asian martial art known in Thailand as Muay Thai, in Cambodia as Pradal Serey, in Laos as Muay Lao and as a similar art from Myanmar known as lethwei. Tomoi refers to siku lutut, which in Malay translates as "elbows and knees".

The word tomoi derives from dhoi muay or dhee muay which is a Thai word for pugilism and fist fighting in general. It was the original term of reference for the old bare-fisted form of Muay Thai now known as Muay Boran (ancient boxing).

Muay Boran

It's not clear exactly where the various Indo-Chinese forms of kickboxing originated but they are known to share a common ancestry having been based on Chinese techniques with some influence from Indian martial arts.[1]. Tomoi was brought into peninsular Malaysia by the Thais and Khmers who share close cultural, historic, ethnic and linguistic links with the Malays. The ancient Funan empire, based in modern-day Cambodia and Vietnam once encompassed what are now Thailand, Kedah, Perlis and Pahang. The kingdom of Lembah Bujang traded extensively with the Khmers which eventually led to Perlis and parts of Kedah being ruled by Angkor in the 1400s. However, it was the ethnic Thais, who have long existed side by side with the Malays, that were mostly responsible for tomoi's practice in Malaysia. After the fall of Srivijaya, virtually all of Malaysia's northern states came under Thai sovereignty until the 15th century when Melaka was founded following a Siamese attack. Trengganu had already been paying tribute to Siam during this time and they coninued trading with each other even after the state became a vassal of Melaka. Both Kedah and Trengganu were either controlled or influenced by Siam from the 1800s until power was passed to British colonists in the early 20th century.

Kelantan State

Tomoi's practice was focused mainly in Kelantan and a few states nearby. Like neighbouring Trengganu, Kelantan's geographic location led to its strong links with Cambodia and especially Thailand. The area was heavily influenced by the Indianised kingdom of Funan whose farming methods it adopted. The ancient kingdom of Langkasuka, based in present-day Kelantan, Trengganu and Pattani, was described in Chinese accounts of having a culture similar to Funan and this may have included martial arts. Kelantan was under Siamese influence throughout the 1800s until the British came into power. During the Japanese occupation, control of Kelantan was passed to Thailand again until the state became part of the Malayan Federation. Because of these close geographic, ethnic and historical ties, Malaysia and Thailand are linguistically and culturally very similar. Kelantan, Trengganu and Thailand's southern provinces in particular share a distinct Malayan-Thai culture and language. One of the practices they have in common was the boxing form of dhoi muay (now called Muay Boran) from where the term tomoi derives. It was practiced not only the local Thais but other races as well, especially Malays.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Muay Thai kids in Miri


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

8 Muay Thai Routines For Advanced Workout Trainees

Although neophytes can engage into Muay Thai, this fitness training is mostly aimed upon advancers in training at the gym. For one, it is a very intense way of burning calories and developing muscles. Another one is that it entails a lot of alertness, endurance, strength and ability to punch and kick for this training to be carried on effectively.
Not to discount the capacity of beginners, these 8 Muay Thai routines for advanced workout trainees can take those men who've been working out for years to another level of intense workout:
1.Warm-Up. To do this, you can run, bounce or skip for 15 to 20 minutes to sweat out and awaken your body to be ready for an intensive training. Warm-up involves stretching to improve your flexibility level.
2.Running. This is to be executed so that you are able to increase stamina apart from strengthening your upper and lower legs. You can do this early in the morning for at least 20 to 30 minutes before training.
3.Shadow Boxing. To obtain the appropriate strategies in Muay Thai, you need to do shadow boxing. This means you kick and punch in front of a mirror to determine the correctness of your movements. A full range of movement is to be achieved in every angle.
4.Skipping. Just like warming up and running, skipping is to be done to increase your agility and empower your body for a higher level of endurance. Great stamina and good coordination must be achieved to effectively execute the movements involved in Muay Thai. You can skip using a skipping rope or by simply skipping without any paraphernalia. Be alert to shift from one leg to another. No way should you bounce using your two feet.
5.Free Weights. To elevate your capacity to endure the intense punches and kicks, you must do resistance training of your core muscles using free weights like barbell or dumbbells. Go for lighter weights and execute many repetitions. Training with heavy weights is best for bodybuilding stints, not boxing. Train your muscles carefully to remedy from getting yourself injured or strained.
6.Bag and Pad Routine. Practice punching on the boxing bags and pads. This will prepare you for the training proper.
7.Speed Ball. The usage of speed ball will help you improve your movement coordination and strengthen your shoulders.
8.Sparring. This is an important element in Muay Thai training as you will be able to gauge how well you've gone through. This drill will also teach you to control your opponent by practicing arm-locking and neck-clinching stints with your sparring partner.
If you carry on these important routines involved in Muay Thai training, you can effectively work your way to endure the different sets of kicks, punches and turns. This entire program allows you to trim down and develop muscles at the same time.
Finding the perfect Workout Routines takes time and effort. These best workout routines is a great place to start if a person is interested in flat abs. The P90X workout routines is also another workout that will help develop flat abs.

Is Muay Thai Kickboxing a Good Street Fighting Martial Art?



Muay Thai or Thai kick boxing has seen a surge in popularity in recent years thanks to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) where many of the competitors employ this brutal and sometimes deadly art. In fact the Gracies were inspired to promote mixed martial arts matches after a trip to Thailand where they saw competitions similar to those in their native Brazil. Muay Thai has been the national sport of Thailand long before the UFC though, and steeped in ritual. The sport can also be found in other parts Southeast Asia and is known as Pradal Serey in Cambodia and in and Malaysia as Tomoi. What attracts many competitors to this martial arts form is its lighting attacks of hands and feet. Unlike Western style boxing, traditional or "old school" Thai boxing didn't end until somebody got knocked out. It is a brutal and demanding combat sport.
In Thailand training begins at a young age with boys beginning training as soon as they are able to walk. Women are also involved with the sport and have their own tournaments. American Kathy "The Punisher" Long who is a regular contributor to Black Belt Magazine also competed in Muay Thai and is now training several male competitors as well as commentating for UFC. There are competitions and schools every where from California to Russia as the sport remains popular.
The sport which been around in one form or another for centuries and is steeped in tradition and rules. Buddhist rituals are part of traditional so in Thailand a fighter will take a trip to a shrine as well as meditate. The fight itself is preceded by a symbolic dance called wai khru which also acts as a form of warm up exercise. The headband and armbands worn by the fighters also have meaning. The headband is called "mongkhol" and is a blessed by a monk and is worn for good luck, but is taken off before the fight while the armbands remain because they offer protection to a fighter and won't be taken off until the fight is done.
The fight itself is broken up into five three-minute rounds with two-minute breaks in between each round. Matches are decided by knockout like in the old days as well as a modern point system. Three judges decide who carries the round and the one who wins the most rounds, win the fight. There's a referee in the ring with the fighters though and prevents injuries from occurring and stops fighters from grappling or doing anything else that violate the rules which only allow for striking.
Few see the weaknesses of Muay Thai because if is brutal moves using hands and feet as a fighter employs "Art of the Eight Limbs." The sport form we now know today stems from Lerdrit which was taught to the Royal Thai Army. Forward movement, kicks, knees, locking, grappling and elbows are all major concepts in Lerdrit with the major difference being that one uses and open hand not a fist like Muay Thai. Though this method is combat tested it still has the difficulties like Muay Thai.

First one must remember this a sport which is limited in what someone can do and how they can move. In Thai Boxing opponents are always coming at you straight on with rules prohibiting many moves including wrestling on the ground. This can bring an end to a Muay Thai fighter's deadly assault once they are taken down. Also there are no defenses to weapons. In a street fight there is much more to the fight then hit and get hit back. Judo may be a competitive sport in Japan and around the world, but only rules separate competitive Judo from what one might use for self defense in real world situations. In fact most UFC fighters find themselves having to study another art form in addition to Muay Thai so they survive matches with better trained fighters.

On the street a Muay Thai fighter isn't ready for battle, a mistake made by a lot of sprot martial artists, since you're not dealing in a fair fight. Full contact may make a person tough, and you most certainly can knock someone out with a good blow to the head. Muay Thai for the street is simply inefficient. There are a lot faster ways to dispatch someone. The lesson here is you can enjoy a sport like Muay Thai, but study a martial art that you can use outside the ring. Survival is pass fail and nobody cares about how well you score.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tomoi becomes second popular traditional martial art in Malaysia


Tomoi formerly known as Muay Thai is a form hard martial art practiced in large parts in the world and south east asia. in Thailand its known as Muay, Malaysia known as Tomoi,Cambodia Known as Pradal serey,Myanmar known as Lethwei and in Laos known as lao boxing.This martial art mostly known as Muay thai because of its origin from Thailand (siam),muay thai have long story in Thailand and is country national sports,that why in Thailand they have boxers day in every March 17, its called as National Muay Thai day and they have a historical story related to muay thai and its country.

Tomoi technique

In Malaysia ,when we say tomoi, malaysian people mostly don"t know,what its meaning and most of them only know silat .its is malaysian traditional martial art , and some people know tomoi as a primitive martial art like boxing, most kelantanise and kedahan people when u say tomoi they will relate it to silat ,but what they know only primitive boxing followed with silat.and some of older people says that tomoi is the old malay word,with related to thai boxing in which they came long time ago.

Today tomoi becomes popular in kelantan and kedah state,state in malaysia that mostly practices this hard martial art as sport event. you will see when you eat at any restaurant in kelantan you will watch the local tomoi match. and this word is synonym with kelantanese culture.