Muay Thai is a combat sport from Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. It is similar to other Indochinese kickboxing systems, namely pradal serey from Cambodia, tomoi from Malaysia, lethwei from Burma and muay Lao from Laos.
The word muay derives from the Sanskrit mavya which means “to bind together”. Muay Thai is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” or the “Science of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”, as opposed to “two points” (fists) in boxing and “four points” (hands and feet) used in other more regulated combat sports, such as kickboxing and savate. A practitioner of muay Thai is known as a nak muay. Western practitioners are sometimes called nak muay farang, meaning “foreign boxer.”
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Their head trainer is current UFC fighter, Chris Cariaso. Chris has been a martial artist since a very young age and has taught since he was 16 years old. Chris has trained under many world champions and has learned from the best. He has fought in every top promotion known to MMA: Strike Force, Elite XC, WEC, and the UFC. Chris has taught all levels and all ages and knows how to tailor the programs to the needs of the practitioner. Chris owns a popular gym in San Francisco (www.fightandfitness.com) and has recently moved to Tucson to open another great facility.
Rise Combat Sports
7131 E Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85715
Currently fighting for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
Veteran of WEC, Strikeforce, Elite XC
Professional MMA record of 13-3
Trains under World Champion, Neungsiam Samphusri
Jiu jitsu Brown Belt under Crispim BJJ (Alexander De Almeida)
Owner of Fight and Fitness Gym in SF Bay Area
Current and Former Titles
2005 San Francisco Golden Gloves Champion
National Muay Thai Promotion, U.S.A. Champion
IKF U.S.A. San Shou Champion
ISKA California Super-Lightweight Muay Thai Champion
ISCF MMA World Bantamweight Champion
WCSC MMA World Featherweight Champion
Teaches: Chris currently teaches Muay Thai, Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, and is available for private instruction.
Chris has been training since age 12 and has been teaching since age 16. Chris is skilled in teaching all ages and all levels of experience. This is the second gym that Chris has opened and brings to Tucson all that he has learned in owning his San Francisco gym for the past 8 years.
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