What is Muay Thai?
Muay Thi also known as Thai Boxing is a sport based on a combat that was founded in Thailand. It is a stand up striking fight along with different techniques.
Muay Thai is a physical and mental discipline distingushed by the combination of
using fists, knees, elbows, shins… all of these are bound to a good physicalpreparation for the fighter.
Nowadays, Muay Thai became an epiemic, extensive, popular and international sports.
This sport is governed by the P.A.T. also know
n as The Professional Boxing Association of Thailand, it is also authorized by the S.A.T. also known as The Sport Authority of Thailand, and the WMF also known as World Muay Thai Federation.
History of Muay Thai
Muay Thai or Thai boxing is a cultural martial art developed Thailand. The emergence of Muay Thai dates back to hundred of years ago, and was, essentially, developed as a form of close-combat
in witch your entire body is your only weapon.
Muay Thai has come a long way in the last 100 years. Because of the great national popularity, Muay Thai began to garner international exposure and recognition. In World War II, Thai soldiers were stationed overseas, and foreigners recieved their first good look at Muay Thai firsthand. Muay Thai was named by foreigners as Siam Boxing, as Thailand was formerly Siam. During WW II, the French labeled Muay Thai as « Le Sport Orient » or the fighting style of the orient. The Thai soldiers participating in the war would practice Muay Thai among themselves as soldiers from Europe and America watched with great interest. Until that time, Muay Thai was a cultural gem, hidden within this strange and wonderful culture of this country called Thailand.
Today, the evolution of Muay Thai is finally reaping rewards and recognition. Muay Thai was recently accepted as an Olympic sport, and it is becoming quite popular in many countries throughout the world. Professional fighters in martial arts, K-1, and submission fighting all agree, Muay Thai is an essential part of being an all-around skilled fighter and having stand-up fighting skills. Muay Thai will continue to grow in popularity as new training camps and gyms open around the world.
Best Muay Thai Fighter
#1: Samart Payakaroon (The Muhammed Ali of Muay Thai)
Most people consider Samart to be the greatest fighter of all time. Samart has a boxing record of 21-2, and was WBC super-bantam weight champ and has 4 Lumpinee belts.