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Muay Thai (Thai:, RTGS: muay thai, pronounced (About this soundlisten)), often known as “Thai boxing,” is a martial art and combat sport that incorporates stand-up hitting and clinching techniques. Because of the simultaneous use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins, this discipline is known as the “art of eight limbs.” Muay Thai gained international acclaim in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, when Westernized Thai fighters competed in kickboxing and mixed-rules bouts as well as Muay Thai bouts all over the world. The Professional Boxing Association of Thailand (P.A.T) oversees the professional league, which is sanctioned by Thailand’s Sports Authority (SAT).

Muay Thai is connected to Musti-yuddha, Muay Chaiya, Muay Boran, Muay Lao, Lethwei, Pradal Serey, and Tomoi, all of which are Indian martial arts. Muay Thai evolved from Muay Boran, a historic Thai martial art. The term “nak muay” refers to a Muay Thai fighter. In Thailand, western boxers are known as nak muay farang, which translates to “foreign boxer.”

Muay Thai’s origins may be traced back to the 16th century, when it was used as a peacetime martial art by King Naresuan’s warriors. In his renowned book]], Simon de la Loubère, a French ambassador dispatched by King Louis XIV to the Kingdom of Siam in 1687, watched and reported on a Muay Thai demonstration. the Ayutthaya Kingdom’s Burmese”Siamese War (1765″1767), and the Ayutthaya Kingdom’s Burmese”Siamese War (1765″1767) Muay Thai, or Muay Boran, was previously known by more generic terms such toi muay or just muay. Muay became a sport in which the opponents battled in front of spectators who came to watch for enjoyment, as well as a practical fighting method for use in actual conflict. Muay bouts were an increasingly important feature of local festivals and festivities, particularly those conducted at temples. The combatants who had previously fought bare-fisted began to wrap hemp rope around their wrists and forearms. Muay khat chueak () was the name for this style of bout.


King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) ascended to the throne in 1868, ushering in a golden period not only for muay but for Thailand as a whole. Muay Thai advanced significantly under Rama V’s reign, owing to the king’s personal interest in the sport. Muay served as a form of physical training, self-defense, attacking, recreation, and personal growth in a peaceful country.

Before a bout, the mongkhon, or mongkol (‘headband,’) and pra jiad (‘armbands,’) are frequently worn into the ring. They arose at a period when Siam was always at war. Young men tore portions of a loved one’s clothes (usually a mother’s sarong) and wore it in combat for good luck and ripped fend off evil spirits. The mongkol (lit. ‘holy spirit, luck, and protection’) is worn as a homage to the fighter’s gym in modern times. When a trainer determines that the fighter is ready to represent the gym in the ring, he usually presents the mongkol to the combatant. After the fighter has completed the wai kru, the trainer would frequently remove the mongkol from his head and place it in his ring corner for good luck. They were also employed as a kind of defense. Before entering the ring, whether the fighter is Buddhist or not, it is customary for them to carry the mongkol to a Buddhist monk who blesses it for good luck.

Mae mai (), or’major methods,’ and luk mai (), or’minor techniques,’ are the two types of formal Muay Thai techniques. Muay Thai is frequently a combat style based on attrition, with opponents exchanging blows. This is indeed the true among Thai traditional stylists, but it is a less common kind of fighting in the modern global fighting circuit, where the Thai style of trading blows for blows is no longer favored. Muay Thai methods almost always include the complete body, with each kick, punch, elbow, and block rotating the hip.

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