Muay Thai Boxing is called “The Science of Eight Limbs.” This fighter has mastered every brutal “Elbow” technique…
Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, is a combat sport that utilizes striking techniques (from the standing position) and a number of clinch techniques. It is a mental and physical discipline that includes combat with shins and elbows along with fists and knees. Hence the name, “The Science of Eight Limbs.”
The thai train to fight from an early age, and the physical preparation is both intense and fun.
Muay Thai’s history can be traced to the 16th century, when the famous fighter Nad Khanamtom, of the Konbaung dynasty, was captured in the year 1767 by the Burmese. The Burmese knew he was an expert in hand-to-hand combat and allowed him to fight for his freedom. After winning a match, he was set free by his Burmese captors and allowed to return to Siam. He was welcomed as a hero and his style of boxing became known as Siamese-Style boxing, and later Muay Thai. It soon became a national sport.
It was a practical fighting art in actual warfare and also became a sport in which opponents fought in front of spectators. Fights became part of local festivals and carnivals, especially those held at temples. Originally, fighters fought bare-fisted, and eventually they started wearing hemp rope around their hands and forearms. The military continued to train in may thai for centuries.
A practitioner of muay thai is known as a naked muay. Westerners who wish to train in muay thai are called Nak Muay, which means “foreign boxer.”
One of the more brutal techniques from the science of eight limbs is the elbow. It can be a quick knockout, as is demonstrated in the video below.
Take a look, and see why this fight is known as the modern day “Elbow Hunger.” Enjoy!
7 ELBOW K.O.’s by the modern day “ELBOW HUNTER” Muangthai P.K Saenchaimuaythaigym!
These guys train hard and are ripped. It is said that the balls of rice that they consume give them power in their kicks. Clearly, it helps with this man’s elbows as well!