What is Muay Thai?

In Thailand Muay Thai evolved from the older Mauy Boran which was an unarmed combat method used by the Siamese soldiers after losing their weapons in battle.

Muay Thai is a combat sport that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. The word muay derives from the Sanskrit mavya which means “to bind together”. Formal Muay Thai techniques are divided into two groups, they are mae mai or major techniques and luk mai or minor techniques.

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.

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