About the Novice Course
Now that you have learned the foundations, you will begin to partner up with others and execute various drills which are described in your curriculum. “Where and When” to use the various techniques is our main focus in this level, also on having good form. You will begin to be able to form combinations and learn distance and timing.
In Level 2 NOVICE and Level 3 BEGINNER, we wear stripes on our yellow armbands. (2 stripes in each level) for a total of 4 stripes. We use a “stripe” to signify the level within each rank. Each level is based on a new curriculum that is designed to cultivate your skills in stages. The “pradjiad’s” are still used today with modern Muay Thai fighters. It is said that this tradition is from ancient times. Loved ones would rip a piece off of their garments, and tie it around the warriors arm before he headed off to battle. Many times the soldier would place magical amulets, religious figures, and other “Lucky” or “Blessed” objects and wrap it in his armband as well.