FAQs

What is Mukti Martial Arts?

Mukti Martial Arts is an association under which are taught various combative martial arts which include Muay Thai Boran, Krabi Krabong, Pentjak Silat and Yin style Bagua Zhang. The primary goals of all these systems is to finish fights in a cold, crisp and efficient manner. These comprehensive systems includes striking with all of the major weapons of the body, locking and anti-locking, takedowns, ground fighting and weapons training. These combative systems are simple to learn, easy to apply and applicable to all ages and genders.

What is Combatives?

Modern Combatives were born at the outbreak of WW2 when William Fairbairn and Captain Sykes began instructing British Commandos in the use of weapons and hand to hand combat. The philosophy underpinning this development was born out of real experiences and purely designed to counter violence. The mindset and well defined goal of the Combative trainee is to be single minded in your objective to defeat the enemy.

What is Muay Thai Boran?

Muay Thai Boran is a generic term for many of the Muay Thai systems that existed in Thailand before the art became regulated by the state in the early part of the 20th century. Muay Thai Boran is the fore runner of modern sport Muay Thai. Ancient Thai Warriors practiced a weapons system known as Krabi Krabong. When they lost their weapons in battle, they would fight on using the natural weapons of their body in imitation of the ancient weapons of war.

What is Muay Thai Chaiya?

Muay Chaiya is a very effective form of bare knuckle boxing which originates from Southern Thailand. Its stance is low and compact with both knees deeply bent and all the major joints facing forward towards the opponent. This positioning enables one to use the elbows and shins as a shield against any incoming attack. The attacks of the Chaiya boxer are extremely quick and powerful, aiming to finish the opponent in the fastest manner possible.

What is Krabi Krabong?

Krabi-Krabong is the traditional weapons system of Thailand. This system is closely related to Muay Boran. When a soldier lost his weapon in battle, he would resort to the empty hand techniques of Muay Thai Boran to defend himself.

What is Pentjak Silat?

Pentjak Silat is an umbrella term for a class of related Indonesian martial arts. It is a full-body fighting form incorporating strikes, grappling and throwing in addition to weaponry. Every part of the body is used and subject to attack. Pentjak Silat was practiced not only for physical defense but also for psychological ends.

What is Yin style Bagua Zhang?

Yin Style Baguazhang is a combative “art of striking while moving” with precise theoretical and technical qualities. The fighting theory and usage, technique, and internal development methods all originate from and accord with an ancient Chinese classic of philosophy known as the Book of Changes. It is this philosophy which gives us the rules of the circle and square. Drawn from the symbolism and meaning of the Eight Trigrams in the Book of Changes, Yin Style Bagua has eight distinct systems within the art. Each of these systems, represented by a trigram and particular animal, stands on its own as a complete martial art with unique developmental methods and fighting strategy.

How do I start?

Simply come and join a class. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30pm - 6:00pm. Please contact Paul on 082 501 7190 before attending.

Is there a uniform?

There is no uniform. Students need to simply wear comfortable, loose clothing that allows for free range of movement.

Can I use this for MMA?

One could use the methods of these systems but they would have to be tempered by the rules of the ring. For instance, one of the primary strategies is to attack the groin. This would result in an automatic disqualification in a rule bound context.
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