What is Thai boxing?
Has its origins, as its name suggests, in Southeast Asia, where martial arts are particularly appreciated , especially in Thailand.
There, Thai boxing is a true institution, a highly professionalized sport discipline that fulfills the role of national sport and constitutes an essential component of the local economy.
What we call “Thai boxing” and that we classify among boxers is designated in Southeast Asia with the expression muay-thai, which recalls the fundamental martial art character of this ancient combat technique.
To be honest, the boxing to the Thai is much more violent than the preceding two variants we just saw. Therefore, it is the contact sport that we advise especially to those who wish to know how to fight and defend themselves in any context , which can be very useful at the beginning of the third millennium marked by the resurgence of gratuitous violence and common aggressions. ..
But it goes without saying that any blow is allowed in Thai boxing … there is an abyss.
It is necessary to have a minimum boxing equipment before starting to train.
Thais today are far removed from the time when boxers regularly died in action (some duels were done using ground glass on the fists, so that the blows were more accurate …).
This era ended with the total ban on muay-thai in Thailand more than a century ago, in 1921, which caused the regulation (or the absence of it) to be questioned to reappear a few years later with contemporary rules, largely inherited from English boxing.
Gloves, ring and round made their appearance , as did the end of the fight until the finish or certain low or high blows (blows to the head, for example). Hence, had no choice but to set out to conquer the world: which it has done for more than half a century.
With respect to its two counterparts in France and Great Britain, Thai boxing multiplies the weapons (fists, feet, forearms, tibias, knees, elbows), and, logically and consequently, the objectives.
The restraints are authorized, as are the thrusts or the launch of the alter ego.