Introduction to the art of Muay Thai is an excellent first step into this fascinating martial art. This is my favorite martial art by far. Muay Thai is the most efficient striking art in the world, second only to kickboxing. If you train hard, Muay Thai workouts can burn up to 1000 calories per hour. The aim of this article is to give you an introduction to Muay Thai, its training methods, and other important concepts that you should learn first before advancing to higher levels.
Muay Thai is a martial art with origins dating back over a thousand years. It is popular all over the globe and one of the main sports in Thailand. The term “muay thai” literally means “athletic hand combat”. Although the origin is from Thailand, it has become extremely popular around the rest of the world because of the unique, high-energy style of fighting that it develops.
Muay Thai is also called “the other Muay Thai” because it incorporates striking techniques from several other disciplines, including traditional boxing and wrestling. Most fighters in Thailand are either a boxer or a wrestler. Muay Thai fighters train hard, and they spend much of their time in training. In fact, many Muay Thai fighters live a very active lifestyle and compete in various shows and tournaments all over the country. They may train in a private gym, in a community center, or at a Muay Thai school.
Muay Thai consists of three distinct areas. In the ring, fighters stand up and take jabs at each other. In the ring, they attempt to knock each other out with knees, punches, or kicks. Finally, there are submission fights in which the fighters are connected together and try to pull each other down. All three of these areas are important to the overall winning strategy in muay Thai.
Muay Thai can be considered a more condensed version of boxing. However, unlike traditional boxing, Muay Thai focuses on a much shorter range of motion, often four feet and ten inches, as opposed to the distance of seven or ten yards in a traditional boxing match. Although Muay Thai does use a somewhat larger range of motion than other striking sports, it still retains much of the same speed and energy efficiency of other striking sports.
Today Muay Thai is the most popular sport in Thailand. In addition to being the national sport, it is also widely regarded as a popular and enjoyable recreational activity for the people of this country. Many Thais consider Muay Thai to be an integral part of their everyday lives. Although Muay Thai has developed many different rules and regulations over the years to protect the fighter and his fellow competitors, the sport itself has not changed significantly in its basic nature. One of the unique aspects of Muay Thai that sets it apart from other martial arts is the emphasis on the knees, elbows, and feet throughout the exercise routine.
Because Muay Thai was born out of an existing fighting sport, it has a unique set of rules regarding what a fighter should be able to do in order to win a fight. Because Muay Thai fighters are generally trained to throw their opponents out of the ring, they are also trained to utilize the full complement of upper and lower body strength. This training gives Muay Thai fighter’s an incredible advantage over other fighters and allows them to bully their opponents into being unable to continue. Another way that Muay Thai differs from other martial arts is that the fighters are allowed to train two hands-weight (not maximum strength) on each hand. Although the two-handed rule does not appear to restrict fighters much, this often means that a Muay Thai fighter will be capable of throwing his opponent multiple times in a single round.
Muay Thai has been one of the most popular sports in Thailand for decades, and many foreigners are now traveling to the country to watch matches. Muay Thai has grown in popularity so much that in addition to boxing, the sport of Muay Thai has also been made available on satellite television stations across Europe and America. Muay Thai has not only created a legend in its own country, but it has tapped into the hearts and minds of a passionate global audience. For those who have never taken the sport of Muay Thai before, a trip to Thailand may be the perfect introduction into a new favorite sport.