Fun Facts About Muay Thai In Thailand
If you’re thinking about training in Muay Thai, here are some fun facts that you should know about the sport!
🥊The first Muay Thai stadium was built in 1921.
🥊Muay Thai was originally called Muay Boran, which means “ancient boxing.”
🥊Muay Thai fighters wear hemp rope around their hands and forearms for protection and to add weight to their strikes.
🥊In Thailand, Muay Thai is considered a national sport.
🥊There are five key principles of Muay Thai: distance, timing, precision, speed, and power.
🥊Muay Thai fighters must be in great physical condition because the fights can go on for up to five rounds of three minutes each.
🥊A typical training session for a Muay Thai fighter will include running, shadowboxing, skipping rope, hitting Muay Thai pads and hitting the heavy bag.
🥊Fighters usually have a team of trainers, cornermen, and physicians who help them prepare for fights and tend to their injuries.
🥊The most prestigious title in Muay Thai is “Muay Thai Champion of Lumpinee.”
Muay Thai is an exciting combat sport with a rich history and cultural significance in Thailand.
If you’re interested in learning more about the sport or even training yourself, be sure to check out a class at Diamond Muay Thai Toronto.