Our exploration of Thailand continues but for something truly different, Jen and I had a lesson in Muay Thai, the martial arts system of Thailand.
Muay Thai is referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs.” It is a full body contact sport where the arms and legs are used as weapons. The sport has evolved over hundreds of years and now in many ways resembles Boxing in that it takes place in a ring, has specific rules and regulations and fighters use gloves that resemble boxing gloves.
The system was initially much more brutal as it developed based on combat with fighters using indigenous materials such as hemp to wrap their hands and fighting until a clear victor emerged.
It is sport that has a very practical application and that is of self-defense. We highly endorse women learn these techniques.
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