Muaythai descends from Thailand and it is a national sport. Thais consider this martial art as a very serious matter, sometimes they even consider Muaythai as a religion. Children start trainings at the age of 5 – 6 living in training camps. The programme of trainings for children are mostly the same as for adults.
Muaythai trainings are extremely exhausting and usually lasts between 1,5 – 2 hours. In Thailand an average fighter trains two times per day, constantly maintaining such schedule and appears in the ring a dozen of times per year. This way after 16 years they have over 100 fights. For the Europeans this might sounds unbelievably but having 100 or even 200 fights for professional Thai boxer is a norm.
Trainings for amateurs are of course quite easier comparing to trainings for those who takes Thai boxing professionally. Usually amateurs train for themselves, to stay in shape and get fit. Mostly trainings are held in groups two or three times a week and last for around 90 minutes. The difficulty of trainings depends on the level of advancement of each fighter.