Muay Thai and Kickboxing

Muay Thai kick boxing is a form of martial arts that is practiced in many parts of the world. Although Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand, there are many other countries that practice this activity including several in Southeast Asia as well as the United States.

Muay Thai is often times confused with other sports including Lao Boxing, tomoi, pradal serey, and lethwei. It is important to note that while these sports are similar to Muay Thai that there are also many differences to be aware of.

When practicing Muay Thai you will need to become familiar with different techniques that use many parts of the body including fists, elbows, knees and feet. As you begin to learn more and more about Muay Thai kick boxing, you will realize that this variation of the sport uses the feet for both striking and defense purposes. For instance, there are five types of kicks categorized as: Tae Tad, Tae Pub Nai, Tae Pub Nok, Tae Chiang, and Tae Kod

The development of kickboxing in many countries, including the United States and Japan, was influenced greatly by Muay Thai. There are many different types of kickboxing, and the rules are based mainly on the country in which the competition is taking place. For example, kickboxing in the United States does not allow elbow strikes. Additionally, the American version strictly prohibits kicks below the waist.
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Over the past few years, Muay Thai kick boxing has become more and more common all over the world thanks to mixed martial arts fighters using these techniques. Many of the most popular mixed martial artists use some form of Muay Thai. They include: Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva, and Mauricio Shogun Rua among others.

As you can see, Muay Thai kick boxing has a rich history and has influenced many other sports as well as thousands of participants. Even though Muay Thai will always be most popular in Thailand, it has spread throughout the world and will continue to do so.

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