Muay Thai is part of the very cultural fabric of Thailand. It stretches back deep into the annuls of history when it was an essential part of military training for every soldier engaged as they were in the most brutal hand-to-hand combat. Today that tradition has become a significant international sport, appreciated and acknowledged by fight fans around the world. That heritage, culture and passion are visible in Chiang Mai today through the plethora of Muay Thai gyms throughout the city, many operated by world-class trainers and former champion boxers. If you want to learn the craft and skills of Muay Thai, there are few better places to begin or continue your pupilage.
Other martial arts are practised in town and there are gyms, dojos and classes for learning MMA, Karate, Kung Fu, Taekwondo, Jiu-Jitsu, BJJ and many more. If fighting is your thing you will find it here.