Muay Thai Fact #5 – No Women Allowed

With Muay Thai having it’s deep roots in hand-to-hand combat on the battlefield, there also comes deep-rooted traditions that are part of the cultural experience in Thailand. This Muay Thai Fact might come as a shock to you, but to this day, women aren’t even allowed in the ring at the big stadiums (Lumpinee &…

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Muay Thai Fact #4 – Fighting For The King

If you’re new to Muay Thai, you might not know that there is a tournament held every year in honor of the King of Thailand. This tournament is known as the “Kings Cup”, and is held on the King’s birthday, which falls on December 5th. For Muay Thai, this is probably one of the biggest…

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Muay Thai Fact #3 – Before Boxing Gloves

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…

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Muay Thai Ventura Fact #2 – Groin Strikes

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…

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Muay Thai Ventura Fact #1 – World Championship Tournament

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…

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