Combat sports has from times immemorial, been practiced as a defensive technique. Be it any martial art, it has imbibed the rich culture of that particular origin territory and has survived many additions and omissions to be still popular today and is practiced in every nook and corner of the street.
Martial art has emerged as the most sought after sport practiced passionately among all people irrespective of gender or age and among all the cultures. Popular among the martial arts practiced as combat sports are karate, sumo, boxing, judo, muay thai and taekwondo to name a few.
Muay thai or popularly known as thai boxing is a combat sport of Thailand country and it has an old and interesting history of how and where it first originated and the spread of muay thai as a combat sport throughout the world in a new way in this new generation is fascinating.
An interesting fact about muay thai is it uses eight points of contact as opposed to lesser number in other combat sports. Also it is known as the ‘Art of Eight Limbs’ since it makes use of kicks, knee strikes, elbows and punches. Buakaw Banchamek was the one who popularized Muay Thai and let the whole world notice this form of combat sport.
The pros of practicing combat sports and integrating it into fitness regime are:
- Strong and toned body.
- Improves body stamina, flexibility and speed.
- Enhances quick thinking and quick response.
- Strong mind and improved self confidence.
- Teaches self-discipline and perseverance.
So assimilate the profits of muay thai in fitness routine and enjoy its benefits.