Kru Muaythai Association
Kru Muaythai Association (KMA) has been registered and given full authority, mandate with permit strictly under the guidelines, rules and regulations of the office of National Culture Commission, Ministry of Culture on 9 May 2003 (T.167/2546).
The aim of the KMA is to give strong recognition to passionate practitioners, teachers, Masters and Grand Masters of Muaythai and Muay Boran; by giving assistance to promote, register, support and develop a standard of Muay Thai curriculum. Creating structured learning and teaching via “khan” grades, with the set up of clear grading levels to be accepted as an education program within the Kingdom of Thailand and Internationally, with support from the Ministry of Culture and Education, Thailand.
“Muay” means unarmed fights “Thai” represents Thai people and the origin of the martial art “Boran” means ancient.
Which in the past, Thai warriors learned how to use as part of fighting arts combined with weapons such as hand held swords and spears against enemy in war.
Following the war, “Muay” had been used to test the peoples fighting skills, in competition of strength and preparation of war.
Recent times, Muay Thai developed as a sport and for entertainment taken advantage of for gambling.
Kru Muaythai Association is the main instrument that revives the traditions of muaythai-boran as a martial art, acknowledging the culture and techniques by the set up of a structured curriculum and syllabus for education as the standard learning pattern to follow throughout the world.
With the introduction of Khan grade levels to indicate ones level of knowledge, abilities and proficiency in Muaythai/Muay Boran.
By Mr. Chinawut Sirisompan as The Chairman of Association