MUAY THAI KICKBOXING
Muay Thai is a style of Kickboxing that originated out of Thailand. It is a Striking Martial Art that is known for its use of punches, kicks, elbows, knees, and use of the head. Hence the name, The Art of Nine Limbs. During the last 50 years, Muay Thai has received high recognition as a sport and has created one of the most popular and exciting forms of exercise and entertainment. It is the fastest growing Martial Art and definitely one of the most entertaining to watch. It is the preferred Striking Martial Art in the UFC and all reality fighting events because of its effectiveness. Learn how to defend yourself, Burn a ton of Calories, while having lots of fun!
The history of Muay Thai is interwoven with the history of the Thai people. A gentle, peace-loving people, for centuries Thais had to defend themselves and their land from aggressive powers. They developed a form of close, hand-to-hand combat best suited for the kind of rough-terrain battle they were fighting. Over time it became a rite of passage for Thai men to take up training in this martial art. King Naresuan the Great (1555-1605), one of the country’s most celebrated warrior-heroes, is believed to have been an excellent boxer himself, and it was he who made Muay Thai a required part of military training. Another milestone in the history of Muay Thai was the triumph of Nai Khanom Tom over 10 Burmese boxers in 1774. Taken captive after the Thai capital fell in 1767, Nai Khanom Tom was picked to fight before the Burmese king. After defeating ten of them in a row, he was freed and returned home a hero. This is why Muay Thai is referred to as “The King of the Martial Arts and the Martial Art of King”.
In the old days, Muay Thai was a dangerous sport, with no safety gear of any kind for the fighters, and only lengths of cords to wrap around the fists in place of gloves. Over the years rules have been written along the line of international boxing regulations. In recent years the sport has attracted a wide following outside of the country, and training facilities have been set up in countries as far as the U.S. and the former Soviet states. In 1995 the World Muay Thai Council was set up by cabinet resolution in 1995 to promote this national heritage at national and international levels. At a conference held that same year, 78 member countries voted for the establishment of a training school where all elements of Muay Thai would be taught. The Muay Thai Institute was founded in 1997.
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