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Muay Thai “nak muay” is a form of hard martial arts that is practiced all over the world now. Muay Thai has a long history in Thailand, since it is a national sport there. Muay Thai is referred to as “The Art of the Eight Limbs”, as the hands, elbows, knees and shins are all used in this sport (art). Muay Thai has the ability to execute strikes using eight “points of contact”, as to “two points” or “four points” used in other forms of martial arts.

Muay Thai is a sport in which the opponents fight in front of spectators who went to watch for entertainment. Eventually, the bare-fisted fights went to wearing lengths of rope wrapped around their hands and forearms. Now, Muay is functioned as a means of physical exercise, self-defense, recreation, and personal advancement.

After the occurrence of a death in the ring happened, King Rama the VII pushed for rules for Muay Thai, and they included that the fighters should wear modern gloves and cotton coverlets over their feet and ankles. The fighters will also do a pre-fight dance called the “Wai Kru” to pay their respects while sealing the ring to keep them safe during their fight with their opponent. While they do their “Wai Kru” they will wear a headdress called a “Mongkon”. When the fighter is wearing the “Mongkon” they are not to touch it, the only one that can touch it is the teacher, cause it is bad luck, and the teacher will remove it before the fight starts.

There are seven different punching “Chok” methods that you can use, but one thing you don’t want to do is lock your arm when throwing a punch. Now, there are nine different elbow “Tee sok” methods, nine different kicking methods, eight different knee “Tee kao” methods and five foot-thrust “Teep” methods to use while fighting a Muay Thai fight.

This sport is the one of the most exciting sport out there right now. If you have never been to one you should try and go to one some time just to check it out and see how exciting it really is. Everyone likes to see two people beat the heck out of one another. Well, this sport has that and the fighters pay very much respect to everyone even each other before and after the fight. This sport is for all ages to do and to watch. So I recommend everyone to try to make it to watch a Muay Thai fight sometime.

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