Muay thai Gradings
Muay Thai Chelmsford hold gradings every three months. The gradings are designed to show an all round ability and knowledge of Thai Boxing.
We believe it is very important to grade for several reasons.
- The Muay Thai syllabus and the method of marking are designed so that, in order to pass a grade, you must have not just one or two techniques that you can do very well, but an all round ability. In addition to the punches, elbows, knees and kicks, you must also be able to show a knowledge of how to use Muay Thai techniques.
- The grading system is progressional, meaning there should be an improvement from your last grading if there was something that you need to work on.
- The early grades concentrate on basic Muay Thai techniques, and we have found that by instilling strong basics from the start and testing them prevents students from getting into bad habits.
Later on grading will include the ability to perform the Ram Muay Thai (ritual dance), show self defence you can incorporate into Muay Thai, show footwork, clinchwork, traditional Muay Thai techniques, advanced techniques and demonstration techniques. There will be light sparring in the final grades before your Red Armband, but don't worry, you've got this far, you will be ready for it...
There are ten grades (Khans) ranging from white to Red and above.
- White - Beginner
- White/Black - Khan 1
- Yellow - Khan 2
- Yellow/Black - Khan 3
- Green - Khan 4
- Green/Yellow - Khan 5
- Orange - Khan 6
- Blue - Khan 7
- Brown - Khan 8
- Brown/White - Khan 9
- Red (1st Dan - Assistant Instructor) - Khan 10
Red White - (1st Dan - Instructor)
Red Yellow - (2nd Dan - Kru)