History of Muay Thai

Muay Thai is the devastating ‘science of 8 limbs' from Thailand developed over 1000's of years.  The exact date of the creation of this fighting art is not known but is widely believed to be over 2000 years old. Many other martial arts are believed to be this ancient though many of them were only created in the last 100 years (Aikido, Taekwondo and Karate).

 

Muay Thai used to be referred to as Pahuyuth (multi - faceted fighting style) a couple hundred years ago.

 

The Thai's are tribal people and have had to defend their country from many invaders throughout their history.   It has been developed year by year passing from teacher to student for as long as the Thai's can remember.   Muay Thai is often referred to as the science of 8 limbs as it employs not only punching and kicking techniques but elbows and knees as well.   It could be said that Muay Thai is currently split into two areas, the ring sport and the martial art.

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