The art of the 8 limbs.
Thai Boxing | มวยไทย
Muay Thai is the sport of Kings
While its roots can be traced back to the mid-18th century in Burma and Thailand, it has stood the test of time as an effective and beautiful combat sport that continues to capture the interest of practitioners worldwide.
Thai monarchs have been passionate about the national sport for centuries, The Tiger. King Phra Chao Sri Sampetch VIII, who ruled from 1703 to 1709, loved Muay Thai so much that he was reluctant to give up fighting after his coronation. Known for his ferocious style, he supposedly sneaked off, disguised as a commoner (the most imaginative storytellers say he’d wear a tiger mask) to participate in local tournaments and justly beat his rivals.
Muay Thai is often referred to as the Art of the Eight Limbs thanks to its dynamic use of punches, kicks, elbows, and knees - or in other words - eight points of contact.
Thai boxing is a perfect way to learn highly effective self-defense skills and get you in good physical shape at the same time. Thai Boxing is not only challenging physically but also mentally; pushing your limits every training session. Although fighting and sparring is NOT required, testing your limits and going beyond them is.