Muay Thai Kickboxing
muai (Thai) – tai (boxing)
Muay Thai training (translated as “Thai Boxing” – and often referred to as Muay Thai Kickboxing) originated hundreds of years ago in southeast Asia. It’s also known as “the art of eight limbs” because of the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet.
Using eight points of contact, the body mimics weapons of war. The hands become the sword and dagger; the shins and forearms were hardened in training to act as armor against blows, and the elbow to fell opponents like a heavy mace or hammer; the legs and knees became the axe and staff. The body operated as one unit. The knees and elbows constantly searching and testing for an opening while grappling and trying to spin an enemy to the ground for the kill.
Muay Thai Boxing is further distinguished from other striking martial arts in its extensive use of the clinch, allowing Thai fighters to use stand-up grappling to compliment their strikes. Because of its effectiveness, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters typically favor Muay Thai over other striking martial arts. Even Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners will take classes to improve their striking abilities.
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