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Muay Thai, the national martial art

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2023-02-07 09:09:55

        6 th February of every year is declared as Muay Thai Day to commemorate and recognize the nation's beautiful and powerful hand-to-hand martial arts inherited from the Sukhothai period.

        The golden age of Muay Thai began in the reign of King Rama V, when boxing competitions began. There are boxing in various provinces, for teaching and organizing, and control the competitions.

        The first reason for Muay Thai training is self-defense fighting to compete in both amateur and professional sports that require physical strength and mental strength. It is an exercise that uses energy up to 600-700 kilocalories per hour. It is a sport that is included in almost every fitness program and is always in the practitioner's attention.

        For foreigners Muay Thai is regarded as the "Art of Eight Limbs" or martial arts with 8 types of weapons, including 2 fists, 2 feet, 2 knees, 2 elbows.

Story and Illustration: Ratchanok Thongkhaokham