To be direct, I want to answer the question first and then explain later. I would personally say NO to the question and so do most of you. Here come the reasons.
To tell you the truth if you are a starter, I would recommend you to train with any real Muay Thai teachers. Someone that has learned and know Muay Thai well and is able to pass on the knowledge will do just fine. My first Muay Thai teacher was my friend actually. He taught me some basic moves and helped me correcting it. And I really liked him as my Kru Muay.
However, if things get more serious, you might want to look for a more professional Muay thai teacher. Which I’m pretty sure they are almost everywhere in the world now. They can give you good lessons and instructions of Muay Thai. Many of them have spent lots of time learning from respected Kru Muay in Thailand for a certain amount of time and they are confident enough to help you out.
Don’t think that a lot of great muay thai teachers are in Thailand. I don’t think that’s true. Good teachers are someone who can communicate best with you. Whoever has all the knowledge but is able to pass it on to someone else correctly is not a good teacher. It’s true that different teachers have different methods of teaching. You just have to choose which method work best for you to improve.
One more thing about Thailand is that the country is not so good at keeping best people inside. A lot of respected Muay Thai teachers now work outside the countries because they have a better life there. So who know, you might already have known some of them in your hometown. Knowing this, why bother coming to Thailand?
Unless you want a taste of being trained in Thailand. Just for an experience. I would recommend you take a short course in some private thai boxing school somewhere in Thailand. Like a month or a few months. That will be a very good life experience that you can go back and tell you friends about for the rest of your life. Just a warning though, the boxing course you take in Thailand might not be with a Kru Muay who is better than the one you already have in your country.
But anyway, just enjoy what you’re doing. If you have the money and time, go for it. Thailand is such a great place to spend time in. If you’re interested in taking some courses in Thailand, maybe I can recommend you to some Muay thai gyms I know outside Bangkok. There are some good places in Phuket which will be best for your vacation. Just let me know.
This is the fact about children, they get tired and bored of visiting temples, museums or palaces, those of which seems to have a lot in Thailand. When they are clingy too much, you just wish you should never have brought them. Well we have a solution for you. Just find something that you and your kids will both enjoy. I suggest if you have time, you can spoil them by taking them to some places fun and make they smile and laugh.
Here below are some of those fun places that you and your kids will enjoy while visiting Bangkok.
1. Dusit Zoo
This is the most famous and original zoo right in the middle of the city beside the Royal Plaza. This oldest zoo of Thailand has a collection of well-known animals. And most kids love animals, don’t they? Moreover, you can hire a paddling boat to paddle around the big pond in the center of the zoo. This is also an oasis of nature and greenery among Bangkok’s bustling city life. That might explain why you will see a lot of people want to go there.
Visit: www.zoothailand.org for more details.
2. Dream World
It is one of the largest amusement parks in Thailand. Your children will definitely love this place since they can play, enjoy all the exciting rides and see all those shows they offered. For more details about Dream World, please go to www.dreamworld-th.com
3. Traditional Thai Puppet Theater
Love puppets? Experience Thai puppets now at the Traditional Thai Puppet Theater where you can observe the truly authentic Thai puppet show in Thailand. And you will see what make this place so different and really unique. It is something that you might not see anywhere else, only at this theater. Visit its website at www.thaipuppet.com/core/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/lang,en/
Don’t hesitate to bring you kids along when you want to travel!
Ok after you see this article’s name you might think if there is such thing. And yeah Thailand never lacks of surprises. Some of you might probably have seen it before on CNN or BBC. It is a really must see event.
The event occurs on October 13 in Chonburi Province, Thailand. Who would have thought that buffalos are built to race too, not just to work in the field? Thai farmers have managed to tweak a turn of speed from these working animals that is nothing short of amazing.
The races are taken very seriously by the owners of the buffaloes. It looks like horse racing combining with buffaloes running in Spain. Admittedly, mites slower than a race horse, but the buffaloes are no slouches when it comes to making a short dash for glory.
Although the most fun of the event is the racing, there are some more activities you can do or join like food stalls, handicrafts and a beauty contest. Winning the contest and becoming a Miss Buffalo might not sound so pleasant to you, however there are a lot of girls who are willing to join the contest and be in the limelight of the catwalk. The children can have fun by riding on a buffalo back.
So in case you have a chance to visit Thailand this month, don’t forget to stop by Chonburi Province on the 13 to experience the incredibly fun event. I can guarantee you that this is a well worth seeing!
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Today in our Speak Thai will be a little bit different. Since we have been teaching you how to speak Thai for a while, today we want to teach you something new that can help you understand this country even more. Today we are telling you a story, a history in fact, about Chulalongkorn Day, what it is and how important it is to Thai people.
First of all I have to tell you where the name “Chulalongkorn” came from. “Chulalongkorn” is the name of our King Rama V, one of our most important kings in our history. What he did is abolish slavery in Thailand and a lot more mostly to modernize this country.
“Chulalongkorn Day” or in Thai “Wan Piyamaharaj” is celebrated on October 23rd each year to commemorate the death of the King. On this day, a lot of Thai people, governors and students will go to the Equestrian Statue at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok to lay thousands of wreaths and pink roses and take part in a special ceremony to pay homage to the memory of the most revered Thai king in recent history. This thing that we Thai do can show the world how much important he is and also the great love and great respect that we have for him.
In case you have a chance to be in Bangkok on the day, don’t forget to be a part of this memorable event. I totally understand if you don’t really get the feeling of Thai people when they talk about their kings with love and respect especially King Rama V. Many people also believe that paying respect to him will bring good luck and prosperity to the person and family. You will be surprised when visiting a Thai house where you often find picture of the King or of the King Rama IX, the present King.
Welcome to the website! Are you planning on visiting Thailand next month? Here are some activities for you to consider. You might want to see and join these events. These are just some ideas in case you have some more time left to see these marvelous events.
First is called Bang Fai Phraya Nak or Naga Fireball
Date: 10-16 October 2008
This extraordinary miracle always occurs at the beginning of the full moon night in the eleventh lunar month. It can be witnessed along the Mekong River in the districts of Mueng, Phon Phisai, Pak Khat, Bung Kan, Tha Bo, Si Chiang Mai and Sangkhom. What you will see here? Bang Fai Phaya Nak is a term used for red and pinkish fire balls which is believed to belong to Phaya Nak or Naga or the great serpent of the underwater world. A lot of people always go to witness this occurrence.
Second is the Illuminated Boat Procession
Date: 9-15 October 2008
The festival was firstly aimed at paying respect to the Lord Buddha. But then the competition of the illuminated boat procession was organized to add more color to the event. The boats lined up in the middle of the Mekong River will create an impressive scene for all the viewers.
And the last one I’m presenting you today is a Wax Castle Festival in Sakon Nakhon.
Date: 8-14 October 2008
This is one of the biggest event in the end of Buddhist Lent or Ok Phansa Day in Thai, the assemble of the wonderful wax castle created by talented artists in the province. This is a great tradition of Sakon Nakhon people.
Information from www.tourismthailand.org
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