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What are the 8 Limbs of Muay Thai?

Muay Thai is known as the art of 8 limbs. Hardcore fans and practitioners are very much aware of this and the reason behind it. Beginners and newcomers to the sport, however, might be confused by the term and where it originated from.…

Is Muay Thai Good for Losing Weight?

Muay Thai has a reputation for being one of the toughest combat sports and deservedly so. Fighters and casual practitioners of the sport know this to be a fact. With eight limbs to work with, Nak Muays are able to fight at a level of…

Sarama: Muay Thai Music

The Muay Thai music that accompanies the fights is known as Sarama (สะระหม่า). This style of music is a traditional music originated in the royal court of Thailand. It has spread to be used in other occasions, most notably in Muay Thai,…

Sak Yant: Muay Thai Tattoos

Thai-style tattoos are often seen on the skin of Muay Thai fighters. So much so that they are sometimes referred to as Muay Thai tattoos. The Thai-style tattoos are known as Sak Yant (สักยันต์), where Sak means “to tattoo” and Yant comes…

Best Muay Thai Memes

If you like Muay Thai and memes, then you've got to love Muay Thai memes. Memes have grown to become a significant part of internet culture. Muay Thai practitioners love Muay Thai memes as they are relatable and offers a quick dose of…

A Prayer Before Dawn Movie Review

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire Cast: Joe Cole, Somluck Khamsing, Vithaya Pansringarm, Panya Yimmumphai, Pornchanok Mabklang, Chaloemporn Sawatsuk Genre: Action/Crime/Drama/Biography Run Time: 116 mins Rating: R In A Prayer Before…

Under the Ropes or Over?

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in Rough Asia. In the West, both male and female fighters enter the ring over the top rope. In Thailand, however, only male fighters enter the ring over the top rope: female fighters…

Is Muay Thai Safe for Kids

There is a growing martial arts trend around the world. More and more people are taking up martial arts for various reasons. Muay Thai is one of the increasingly popular options in the world of mixed martial arts. You may -or may not- be…

Muay Thai for Self Defense

FBI data shows that aggravated assault occurs once every 41 seconds in the United States. Even in Singapore, one of the safest countries in the world, 4419 assault cases (12 per day) were reported in 2019. Martial arts can ideally prepare…

Can A Muay Thai Kick Kill?

We can all agree that Muay Thai is one of the most effective and dangerous fight sports in the world. Muay Thai utilizes a range of weapons like knee strikes, punches and elbow strikes. It also has a powerful roundhouse kick thanks to the…