now as a sport it is very popular, and a main source of income for sum familys in thailand. its name Muay Thai basically means Thai Boxing or Thai fist, its sumtimes viewed as an insult if u say kickboxing instead or Thai Kickboxing, though it is forgiven as ignorance is bliss (yet u look retarded to my ppl.. and asia.. and ppl who know about martial arts...)
Japanese kickboxing was developed from Muay Thai, just without the Thai parts (music, Ram Muay etc) and has kept the same moves and principle, famous praticioners are alot of the Japanese fighters in K-1 lol (MASATO!!!!)
it has nuthin to do wit american kickboxing, becuz that came from an american who "learned" karate, so ppl who wanted full contact can have it, and yet bitched about muay thai havin knees and elbows WEN KARATE HAS THEM TOO!!!, and is a gr8 shame to the martial arts world (poor japanese, myt aswell go and learn boxercise) please dnt be offended, its just u guys show off for no reason wit ur stars on ur trousers and... thats all u got, and they look terrible and has no reason AND U GOT PADS FUCKIN PADS ON UR FEET THAT AINT FULL CONTACT ITS JUST OVER THE TOP SPARRING...
Famous for its mind-blowingly fast and powerful kicks.
Because of the power involved with Muay Thai techniques, fighters do not often block strikes like in other martial arts. Fighters prefer to evade attacks by stepping out of range or moving toward their opponent in order to buffer techniques such as kicks.
Though the high kicks to the head appear spectacular during a competition, insiders of the sport claim that the elbows and the knees are most damaging -- sometimes deadly.
The low kick uses a circular movement of the entire body to kick the opponent's leg with the upper part of the shin. When not correctly defended against, this technique often leads to the end of the fight, as the opponent can not stand anymore after a few low-kicks.
getting hit with a shin kick from a Muay Thai fighter is often likened to being hit by a baseball bat.
Other forms of martial arts when placed against the supieror techniques and training of Muay Thai prove to be obsolete. Such cases are in the many fights held in Thailand and internationally each year. These such forms of the arts are kung fu, san shou, karate and tae kwon do.
(for the record tae kwon do is worthless, liken it to yoga and thats basically what you learn from it)
In the last decade, Muay Thai has enjoyed a boost in popularity in the whole world as it turned out to be very effective in popular no holds barred events, such as Pride Fighting Championship and the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) competitions. It is widely recognized that a combination of a grappling art, such as Judo or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, with Muay Thai is very effective in such fights.
Yeah that shit sounds pretty dangerous to me. I'd appreciate never haveing to read another bullshit poste from assholes like you. If you don't know what the fuck your talking about then shut up.
Muay Thai Kickboxing is better than the rest of the shit out there. Some people think that if you wiegh more your chances of winning are increased...no shit! This is a comparison of martail arts not wieghts you dumb fucks. I have no doubt a 40 pound girl would get her ass kicked by a 70 pound class bully regardless of what she knows. on the other hand a 170 pound muay thai kickboxer against 200 pounds of any other fighting style, assuming they are both masters of there art I'd put money on the muay thai. Well unless were talking mishima style fighting karate complete with lightning bolts and stuff, but thats a whole different story. If your looking for a nonlethal alternative to a handgun just buy a mace can. With that I bet you could woop any proffesional boxer, fighter, hell even sumo.
less you bleed in combat" said some guy
muay thai practicioner: *simply elbows him in the face and its
Thai - is a recently new made up name for Thailand in which was adopted less then 100 years ago. They were originally called the Siam, from which the term Siamese cat was derived from