Muay Thai in Thailand
The history of Muay Thai is interwoven with the history of the Thai people. A gentle, peace-loving people, for centuries Thais had to defend themselves and their land from aggressive powers. They developed a form of close, hand-to-hand combat best suited for the kind of rough-terrain battle they were fighting. Over time it became a rite of passage for Thai men to take up training in this martial art. King Naresuan the Great (1555-1605), one of the country’s most celebrated warrior-heroes, is believed to have been an excellent boxer himself, and it was he who made Muay Thai a required part of military training.
Another milestone in the history of Muay Thai was the triumph of Nai Khanom Tom over 10 Burmese boxers in 1774. Taken captive after the Thai capital fell in 1767, Nai Khanom Tom was picked to fight before the Burmese king. After defeating ten of them in a row, he was freed and returned home a hero.
In the old days, Muay Thai was a dangerous sport, with no safety gear of any kind for the fighters, and only lengths of cords to wrap around the fists in place of gloves. Over the years rules have been written along the line of international boxing regulations. In recent years the sport has attracted a wide following outside of the country, and training
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Muay Thai is a martial art that can be used in both sports.The real battle in this art since ancient times. Thailand has trained fathers of the nation. Good son, teaching them to protect themselves and the nation. Those men of Thailand, Muay Thai trained subjects. Lumpinee Boxing Stadium offers you to experience you this ancient sport live in Thailand.
Centuries, Muaythai (Thai boxing) has been the national martial art which is popularly practised by the commoners as well as kings, especially the kings in the ancient times. It is said in Thai history there was a king in the Ayudhaya period who was very fond of boxing. Whenever he heard there would be a fight, he would disguise himself as a commoner and rush to join the fun.