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Monday, May 12, 2014

Muay Thai from Thailand – a combat sport on the rise

Muay Thai (also known as Thai Boxing) is a martial art with long tradition in Thailand. Its origins date several hundred years ago and its main purpose was one on one fight using nothing but the body as a weapon. The history of Muay Thai is a real mystery for today’s researchers and one of the main reasons for that is the fact that the Burmese invaders ransacked Ayudhaya (which was once cultural and administrative center of Siam/Thailand) in the 14th century. They have destroyed everything that got in their way including temples and libraries that were found in the city. Only small parts of those books were saved and they are now considered to be national treasure of Thailand.

Muay Thai uses the whole body of the fighter which is trying to imitate weapon ready for war. The legs can symbolize axes or bats while the arms symbolize swords and daggers. Elbows and knees are also used during the fight.

Although it was once used as a martial art, Muay Thai today is a combat sport and a recreational activity practiced throughout the world. People from various countries are participating in Muay Thai training sessions but they also travel to Thailand and join some of the dozens Muay Thai training camps there. Of course their popularity is rising because Thailand is the homeland of Muay Thai and it is considered that the best way to learn Muay Thai is to learn it there.

What makes Muay Thai interesting is that anyone can join the training sessions , you can check video of Suwit muay thai . Even people with no experience and people that are not fit can start training. Those who want to take part of some Muay Thai competitions can do that after a period of training and learning some techniques. Muay Thai has become one of the most popular recreational activities in the world. Joining a Muay Thai camp can help you with your self-confidence, self-discipline, weight loss (especially burning fat) and your overall health.

Muay Thai camps in Thailand have long history of working with both recreational and professional students and they have developed programs for each category, that’s why the best option for those who want to learn Muay Thai and feel its benefits is to go to Thailand and join one of these camps.

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15 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I train in Krav Maga and we use muay thai as part of our training.

Dan from Platter Talk said...

Intense and interesting; not sure I could EVER do this! Nice post, thank you for sharing.

MikiHope said...

I doubt I'll ever make it to Thailand and also doubt that I will ever attempt to learn this. It does look interesting and I might want to watch a competition at some point.

Newlywed Survival said...

It is great that people with no experience and people that are not fit can start training in this!

Krystal Butherus said...

I have heard of this before. I have never watched it though!

Heather Jones said...

I think this is a great opportunity for people who are interested. Its neat to learn about the history of the art too.

Kung Phoo said...

I never heard of this before.. it is very neat how the sport evolved from a few 100 years ago.

Sandra McCollum said...

I have never heard or seen this before but love learning about new cultures and traditions, such as this.

Liz Mays said...

This is fascinating. I can't believe I've never heard of it yet.

JT and Amanda said...

I've never heard of this kind of martial arts before. This was interesting to read. Thanks for sharing.

Joanna Sormunen said...

Sounds like an interesting contact sport! I think this is the first time I hear about it.

Payal Bansal said...

I am scared of boxing.. These kids are so headstrong to get trained in such a scary sport.

Felicia Franceschelli said...

Fighting sports are very big right now. I can see this sport doing very well and becoming very popular!

Onica MommyFactor said...

I know of this sport and have seen it in movies. It's very physical and would be amazing to watch live.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

I am not sure that I have heard of this sport. Thanks for sharing - I love learning new things.

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