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Muay Thai is an exciting martial arts style originating from Thailand. It primarily focuses on stand-up fighting, with clinching and striking forming the foundation of the sport.
You can catch Muay Thai at Indigo at The O2 in London, England.
More About Muay Thai
Another name for Muay Thai is the "art of eight arms," which refers to using more than just the hands and shins for striking. The fighters also bring their knees and elbows into combat for a wide variety of ways to attack their opponent. The goal of this fighting style is to slowly wear the other person down, rather than trying to go for one big knock-out punch. The war of attrition leads to incredibly strategic fights, which is as much of a battle of wits as it is physical combat.
The techniques used in Muay Thai are divided into six categories: punching, elbow, kicking, knee, foot-thrust and clinching. One of the biggest differences between this martial art and other boxing styles is that clinching is an accepted part of the sport. The referees do not cut in the middle to divide the fighters, as this action could have devastating effects due to the prevalence of powerful kicks.
A Muay Thai fighter creates a defensive wall through flexible positioning, strategic attacks and other techniques designed to prevent the opponent from getting through. The combatants must always balance their attacks, defence and overall energy since they need considerable stamina to make it to the end of the match.
This art has a long history dating back to the 16th century. During this time, Nai Khanomtom, a well-known combatant for Siam, became the prisoner of the Burmese. He won his freedom by winning a fighting match using his distinctive Siamese-style boxing. This boxing technique formed the basis of Muay Thai.
Its popularity stemmed from its ability to cover both actual and recreational use. As it spread throughout Thailand, it became an essential part of the culture. You see it at festivals, at important events, and as a way of bringing the community together.
Modern Muay Thai moves away from its practical applications in combat and focuses on characteristics such as its health benefits and self-defense uses. As this martial art crossed borders and moved into other countries, its appeal as a sporting event continued to grow. You see it in many standalone, single-style tournaments, as well as making appearances in mixed martial arts events.
The Muay Thai Experience
Get ready for a boisterous night when you get your Muay Thai tickets. You head into a sports arena and have the option to sit, but particularly action-packed fights can get the crowd on their feet. Cheering, yelling, booing and other group participation is encouraged, and you may get a chance to see the fighters after the match too.
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