Muay Thai can be called a sport, a training of eight limbs, an art of using the whole body for fighting, kickboxing, fitness technique or cultural art of Thailand. Thai boxing popularly called Muay Thai is very popular in Thailand among both the genders that are learning this art for different purposes. Many women of Thailand and overseas are interested in learning Thai boxing techniques merely to keep themselves physically fit while others have fighting skills and they are taking training in Muay Thai camps to become professional fighters in future.
Muay Thai Techniques
Muay Thai is the best sport practiced in Thailand for entertainment, vocational fighting, and health and fitness purposes. Many training camps in Thailand are providing training in Muay Thai techniques that include Nutrition guidance, strength training, fundamentals of Muay Thai and professional training. The methods include footwork, basic punches, training of knees and elbows, postures, and throwing skills (throwing a jab, cross or knee). After learning these techniques, the training experts guide the apprentices to practice these methods regularly in camps i.e. drilling. Finally, these procedures are tried in the live situation or sparring in a controlled environment.
Why you choose Muay Thai?
Muay Thai can complete multiple tasks at the same time and is suitable for both men and women. It trains the fighters in the art of using all the eight limbs during fighting instead of just kicking and punching. A trained kickboxer with similar experience level will lose the game to a trained Muay Thai expert as Thai boxing involves the use of a lot of weapons including elbow and knee as compared to kickboxing.
Muay Thai is not only a way of fighting or sport, but it is considered a Thai culture or a way of life as it imparts fitness and develops self-confidence. It is fighting for entertainment or competing in the ring besides health training.