Muay Thai fight in Thailand – The Art of Eight Limbs

Muay Thai Boxing Match

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With tourists coming into the Thai capital from all across the world the accommodation options have also grown to match the different needs of travellers. One of the recent favourites for tourists has been to book into a Bangkok apartment hotel, where you can do things at your own convenience and privacy.

Finding a place to watch a Muay Thai or even learn isn’t hard when you are in Bangkok. Apartment hotels such as Adelphi Forty-Nine are located conveniently close to many Muay Thai schools in Sukhumvit.

The origins of Muay Thai are often unclear as most of the written history was lost during the lootings carried out by the Burmese. Whatever that was protected is now regarded as valuable treasures. Muay Thai is referred to as the Art of Eight Limbs which goes on to depict the eight points of contact of the body as war weapons. Muay Thai had become an essential part of Siamese culture. It became essential for royalty to learn Muay Thai because it was regarded that a great warrior is a great leader.

During the fights, the knees and elbows constantly look for any openings to hold the enemy and spin him down to the floor and kill. What was regarded as the golden age of Muay Thai was during King Rama V’s time. He did many things to popularise the sport such as organising competitions.

Over the past 100 years, Muay Thai has become popular not only in Thailand but also internationally. The sport reached many nations and was also referred to as Siam boxing by some. The first formal rule in association with the game was introduced after the World War II. The game was divided into five rounds with a clock timing each round which had a time limit.

Today Bangkok’s Lumpini stadium is regarded as the holy ground for the sport and is a popular activity for tourists to witness and be a part of.

 

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