Muay Thai is the art of fighting with bare hands (MARTIAL ARTS). The weapons can be different parts of the body such as knee, elbow, hand, foot.
Thai Boxing is not only a powerful and dangerous fight but also amazing with the cancing performance begin the fight which called Wai Kru.
Wai Kru is a warm up activity which is the way to gather concentration and show respect to the teachers and the trainers. Also, sometimes it can be a part of fighting strategy as it can provoke the opponent to loose the concentration such as PRARAM PLANGSORN posture. The boxer will act like shooting an arrow to the opponent. During the fight, there is Thai musical called Pee Klong playing in a beat to arouse the fighters.
Nowadays, Muay Thai use the same rule as international-style boxing which win more than 2 in 3 votes and knock out.
A Muay contest is divided into no more than five rounds. Each round is three minutes long, with a two minute rest period in between.
MAE MAI MUAY THAI is the combination between using fist, knee and elbow to attack and defense. It needs long practice to be able to use efficiently.
Muay Thai appeared for such a long time in the past but it clearly recorded in Thai history in PRACHAO SUE KING TIGER (1730 – 1709), Ayutthaya reign. He disguised himself as a commoner and challenged Thai boxing with skillful boxers in villages to search for good warriors as Ayutthaya soldiers.
NAI KHA NOM TOM , a stronghold of Muay Thai hero in 1763 – 1776. He defeated Burmese boxers one by one without a break until 10 opponents in front of Burma King. MUEN PLAN (1782) defeated 2 French brothers in front of Rama I.
Nowadays, there are plenty of Muay Thai training camps all over the world and also World Muay Thai Association which always have fighting matches.