Muay Thai is a hard martial art from Thailand that has been around before 200 BCE. Today it still exists in it's original martial art
form, but also as a regulated sport with rules and weight classes.
Muay Thai uses punching and kicking and some grappling to overcome the opponent. Muay Thai looks similar to the much newer sport of kickboxing, and is often called Thai
boxing because much of the puching resembles American boxing. The original sport was always done bare knuckle, but over time it has become more tame and now uses gloves and other protective gear.
In the past Muay Thai was used by the Thais to combat Burma forces. It was adopted by the Thialand military and taught to it's soldiers. In the late 1700's muay thai started
to become recognized as a sport as well as a martial art.
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