Muay Thai is a martial art from Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. It is similar to other Indochina styles, namely pradal serey from Cambodia, tomoi from Malaysia, lethwei from Myanmar and Muay Lao from Laos. Descended from muay boran, Muay Thai is Thailand’s national sport.
The word muay derives from the Sanskrit mavya and Thai comes from the word Tai. 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”, as opposed to “two points” (fists) in boxing and “four points” (hands and feet) used in sport-oriented martial arts. A practitioner of Muay Thai is known as a nak muay. Western practitioners are sometimes called nak muay farang meaning foreign boxer.
Not taking anything away from other martial arts like Boxing, Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (bjj), Muay Thai is perhaps the best tool for self defence and women and men all over the world are practising it to not only to protect themselves but also to get into excellent physical shape. We hear there are Kick Boxing gyms opening in a number of places in Delhi, Gurgaon and Mumbai. We will let you know which the best gym to train Kick Boxing and MMA (mixed martial) is is near your home.
See below a video we found of Thiago Alves, one of the best MMA fighters who specialises in Muay Thai and Kick Boxing. Enjoy…
Hope you like it…!!!!