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The Kru Muay Thai Association (KMA) is a non-profit organization, with focus on the teaching and grading curriculum of Muay Thai and Muay Boran.

Accredited by Thailand’s Ministry of Culture and Education since 2003.

Kru Muaythai Association (KMA)

Once being recognized as a ‘Kru’, following the KMA system, teachers are then allowed to examine and grade their students accordingly following the KMA ‘Khan’ system.

The KMA supports all Krus by giving assistance in promoting our teachers as well as developing a standardized world class Muay Thai curriculum.

Now established over a decade and with over 1000 teachers in 60 different countries, the Kru Muay Thai Association is the most rewarding and professional Kru Muay Thai system to date.

“Kru Muaythai Association is the main instrument that revives the traditions of muaythai-boran as a martial art, acknowledging the culture and techniques by the set up of a structured curriculum and syllabus for education as the standard learning pattern to follow throughout the world. With the introduction of Khan grade levels to indicate ones level of knowledge, abilities and proficiency in Muaythai/Muay Boran.” – Mr. Chinawut Sirisompan, Chairman of the Kru Muay Thai Association (KMA).

Kru Muaythai Association (KMA) has been registered and given full authority strictly under the guidelines, rules and regulations of the office of National Culture Commission, Ministry of Culture on 9 May 2003 (T.167/2546).

KMA Goal

To recognize and reward dedicated Muay Thai practitioners by educating them on the techniques, rules, culture and KMA teaching system, in order to be certified as a professional Muay Thai “Kru” or teacher, so to spread knowledge of the art globally.

Our Objective

To preserve Muay Thai and Muay Boran culture, to withhold the key values through the promotion of various Muay Thai projects.

Our Vision

The Kru Muay Thai Association would like for Muay Thai and other Thai martial arts to be recognized for their valuable art form and Thai heritage.

To grade skilled and dedicated practitioners as teachers so to spread the culture, arts and noble principles Worldwide.

Affiliated Organizations

The Kru Muaythai Association (K.M.A) is the head organization officially certifying and issuing Muaythai Khan grading for teachers and students. The KMA is the only registered Kru organization by Thailand’s Ministry of Culture, recognized Worldwide.

The Kru Muaythai Association is the parent association for the World Muay Boran Federation (WMBF) and the World Muaythai Organization (WMO).

The World Muaythai Organization (W.M.O) is a world renowned governing body, sanctioning Muay Thai fights at Pro-am and Professional level Worldwide.

Recognized by the Kru Muay Thai Association (KMA) registered under Thailands Ministry of Culture and recognised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Kru Muaythai Association (KMA) is the official association together with the UK Culture forum and Muay Boran Association; with support by the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Tourism Authority of Thailand. In association with the World Muay Boran federation (WMBF) and the World Muaythai Organization (WMO).

Successfully organizing the International & Thai Martial Arts Games and Festival since 2016 with the shared aim to promote the best athletes in the World within their competing martial art categories as well as to promote culture 1exchange and friendship through competition and sport.

History plays it’s part, and helping to play our part by bringing Muay Boran back in the limelight as the World Muay Boran Federation (WMBF) Muay Boran has been around for thousands of years and is the culture and heritage of Thailand’s national sport, what we need to remember is that Muaythai as an art and sport which developed from MUAY BORAN.

Steering the way is our President, Assistant Senior Grand Master Chinawut Sirisompan (aka) GM Woody (Chairman of the Kru Muaythai Association).

Tactical Thai Sword, developed from a group of friends who were interested in martial arts,  including Thai sword “Dab”, saber “Krabi”, Staff “Plong”, Tonfa “Mai Sok”, Knife “Meed Sun” and Thai boxing “Muay Thai”, the weapon division “Chao Ram” has become a strong contributor to Thai martial arts conservation and has organized a number of Thai martial arts and weaponry activities e.g. teaching Thai martial arts to succeeding generations of the university, performing Thai history stage play and demonstrating Thai martial arts to public.

The headquarters for Kru Muaythai Association (KMA), WMBF and the WMO. Luktupfah Muaythai and Muay Boran school and camp in Bangkok, Thailand. Offering courses in muaythai for fighting, fitness and learning as well as courses in muayboran and coach/teacher certifications for experienced practitioners.

Dap Thai Society is an established group in Thailand teaching sword and Thai weaponry to schools and hosting competitions in such activities.

Western boxing organization with promotions arranged by the KMA in amateur and professional levels, usually held in March as part of the annual tournament “International and Thai Martial arts Games and Festival (ITMA)”.


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