MUAY THAI
Muay Thai is a full-contact combat sport originating from Thailand. The origins of this physical and mental discipline are traced back to the 16th century. Muay Thai started developing in its current format during the first half of the 20th century, becoming popular worldwide in the decades following the end of World War II.
 
It is known as the “Art of eight limbs” because it makes uses of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight "points of contact". Muay Thai boxers can also grapple, performing clinch and close range striking techniques.
 
However Muay Thai is much more than an extremely effective fighting discipline. A Muay Thai boxer has to be focused, disciplined, respectful and humble, learning to control not only his/her body but also his/her mind and ego.
ATTRIBUTES OF A MUAY THAI BOXER
 
“A Muay Thai Boxer should be outwardly humble, but maintain an unshakeable inner resolve. He/she should be honest, reliable, not proud or overconfident. He/she needs courage to become accustomed to pain and danger without fear.
 
A genuine Muay Thai Boxer will create unity, make him/herself useful to society, avoid unruly behaviours, be responsible and respectful.
 
He/she is a well-trained and disciplined person, in control of his/her feelings. He/she is intelligent and wise, as gentle as a lamb and as strong and brave as a lion.
 
A Muay Thai Boxer lives his/her life with kindness and modesty, and abides by laws and traditions. 
 
Muay Thai Boxing consists of knowledge, learning, endurance, compassion, patience, gratitude and courage in all aspects.
Be a good example of Muay Thai Boxer and, as a projection, a leader in all areas and a positive role model.”
 
Mostly quoted from “Muay Thai: The Most Distinguished Art of  Fighting”
by Panya Kraitus
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