Muay Thai is a striking sport which allows the usage of punches, knees, elbows, and kicks. Because of this, Muay Thai is commonly referred to as, "The Art of Eight Limbs."
Muay Thai, also called Thai Boxing, is the national sport and cultural martial art of Thailand. It was developed several hundreds of years ago as a form of close-combat that utilizes the entire body as a weapon.
Today its definitive origins are debated by modern scholars, as much of the Muay Thai history was lost when the Burmese ransacked Ayudhaya, Siam’s capital city in Thailand, during the 14th century. What volumes were saved are now national treasures that are preserved and protected as documentation for Thai culture and heritage. The King of Thailand is an avid fan of Muay Thai. Since being crowned its popularity has grown more than in any other era in history.