WMA Muay Thai Classes
WMA classes are currently being offered ONLY to WMA official members (including subscriber to WMA's 'Alliance Card' program) and apprentices. All classes are taught at Thailand Cultural Center.
WMA Muay Thai Lert Rit Courses
WMA teaches a unique system of Muay Thai known as Muay Thai Lert Rit, which was primarily taught at the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School to military cadets.
Muay Lert Rit’s fighting strategy places great emphasis on close range striking, executed using hard body parts such as: the heel and outside edge of the hands, the legs (heel, shin bone), the knees, the elbows and the skull. The trainee is trained to hit and quickly take the opponent down, so as to efficiently apply a pin or a finishing move. The vital points of the body are identified from the first training sessions, in order to train students to attack with ease and to swiftly defend the weakest areas of one’s anatomy.
Practice emphasizes powerful short range attacks that employ the Nine Natural Weapons; body conditioning is included in every training session and is designed to increase bone density and muscle and tendon strength, making the trainee’s body stronger. Thai style grappling (Muay Pram) is the core practice for every Lert Rit student: working out with non-compliant training partners is mandatory in order to learn how to fight at close range. All Muay Lert Rit students are trained to apply holds, strikes, take downs and finishing moves at a very short distance from the opponent. Psycho-physical stress is generated in a controlled environment, so as to reproduce conditions of real-life aggression.
WMA's Muay Thai Lert Rit operates under the star ranking system, where each star can be earned after completing a 132 hours courses and successfully pass the corresponding ranking test.
Due to the strict nature of traditional training techniques, long hours, and high cost demanded by this system. WMA recommends that only the most avid fan and serious practitioner of Muay Thai should attempt to learn this system.
Muay Thai Lert Rit Course is a rigorous 132 hours course for those who join. Students taking Muay Thai Lert Rit track are encouraged to finish the course within 6 months and will be eligible to test for ranking advancement.
Due to the strict nature of traditional training techniques, long hours, and commitment demanded by this system. WMA recommends that only the most avid fan and serious practitioner of Muay Thai should attempt to learn this system.
If you are serious about learning Muay Thai Lert Rit with WMA, you may apply for our MLA's apprenticeship program here.