Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa
Thai Boxing Basics
To master the centuries-old art of Thai Boxing, guests are introduced to the following series of singular movements that distinguish the sport. All protective equipment, including padding, is provided on a complimentary basis.
The most basic Muay Thai technique, the punch is the foundation of the sport. Guests learn how to form a fist correctly and throw a punch using a combination of shoulders, hips and feet to generate power.
The Straight Punch
The straight punch is a power punch that extends directly forward with the fist held palm down and aimed at the opponent’s chin or solar plexus.
The jab is delivered with the lead hand as a defensive punch. It is used to test range and keep an opponent at bay.
The hook is a punch delivered from the side that is aimed precisely at the opponent’s temple, chin or ears.
The Upper Cut
The upper cut is a punch used when within close proximity of the opponent. The fist is punched vertically upwards and aimed at the chin or solar plexus.
In addition to the complimentary introductory session, guests may request group or private lessons from the Resort Fitness and Leisure team for the following fees:
- Beginner Class: 1 hour/1,500 THB
- Advance Class: 1 hour/2,500 THB
- Private Lesson: 1 hour/1,200 THB
- Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM