With Muay Thai having it’s roots in hand-to-hand combat on the battlefield, it’s no surprise to hear that boxing gloves weren’t originally a part of Muay Thai fights. Muay Thai fighters, known as Nak Muay, would use a form of hand binding using hemp rope to protect the hands and wrist. This traditional form of rope-binding…Read More
This Muay Thai fight took place at Rajadamnern Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand on September 11th 2014. Seksan (in red) came in at 132 lbs while his opponent, Kongsak (in blue) came in at 130 lbs. Can just 2 lbs in weight make a difference in a Muay Thai fight? Seksan and Kongsak put this to…Read More
Muay Thai is known for using the whole body as a weapon, thus also making for a better workout than Kickboxing. While this still holds true today (minus the head butts, ouch!), it took a little longer to ban strikes to certain areas of the body. Namely the groin… Yeah, you read correctly. Groin strikes…Read More
Muay Thai has grown so much in popularity, that there is a World Championship tournament held every year, using full protective gear, in an effort to gain Olympic recognition. This is known as the IFMA Muay Thai World Championships. The protective gear encompasses headgear, shin pads, gloves, chest protector and elbow pads. Just because there…Read More
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