Muay Thai: The Art of Eight Limbs

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Muay Thai: The Art of Eight Limbs

Learn more about Muay Thai

Muay Thai, also known as Thai boxing, was created hundreds of years ago by Thai farmers who, to avoid accidents, began training in fighting and self-defense without weapons, according to the CBMT (Brazilian Confederation of Muay Thai). The modality is also known as the art of 8 weapons, as it uses 2 fists, 2 elbows, 2 knees, and 2 shins/feet for defense and attack.

This martial art gained much popularity in its home country during the reign of Phra Chao Sua, known as the Tiger King, in the early 18th century. Under the command of this king, who was a great fighter. The country began to teach Thai Boxing both in schools and in the army.

Muay Thai Celebrated  Day

People worldwide celebrate Muay Thai Day on March 17th. The date marks the anniversary of the competition in which the legendary fighter Nai Khanom Tom. Who was a prisoner of war of the Burmese, defeated several warriors in consecutive fights, winning his freedom, as promised by the king of his opponents. The warrior is considered the father of Thai Boxing.

Someone brought Muay Thai to Brazil in 1979. Here, the martial art gained a degree, as is already the case with judo, for example. The krang represents the students’ levels, with a colored rope tied around the fighter’s left arm. The colors refer to the athlete’s rank. Beginners use the white one, and the grandmaster uses the black, white, and red.

In the national championships in the senior division. The main one, with athletes aged 19 to 37, fights three rounds of 2 minutes each, with a 1-minute break between them. There are 13 male and 8 female categories divided according to the weight of the fighters. During competitions, fighters can wear gloves, mouth guards, genital guards, shin guards, helmets, and elbow pads.

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