Muay Thai is a specific type of Thai kickboxing that is also known as the science of eight limbs. Muay Thai is the national sport of tropical Cambodia and Thailand. As a matter of fact, that is where the sport was taken from the streets to the world stage. Its proven effectiveness is the reason why this sport is practiced worldwide and is known by almost everyone in the martial arts community!
In fact, it has become a staple in Mixed Martial Arts today (such as UFC). Characterized by using a mix of offensive striking and defensive techniques, this martial art is highly effective at long and medium ranges and in stand-up grappling (also called the clinch).
It’s a close-range grappling technique commonly used in Muay Thai Kickboxing. Opponents battle for the dominant position with short range strikes by way of elbows and knees to wear down or finish an opponent. If this sounds complicated, don’t worry, we break it down so it is very easy to understand and practice yourself - you’ll be surprised how quickly you could be excelling at it!