Muay Thai National Boxing Day In Thailand
Muay Thai National Boxing Day In Thailand is held on March 17. This event in the second decade of the month March is annual. Help us
Muay Thai originated in Thailand during the Medieval period as a form of hand-to-hand combat in times of war. The history of Muay Thai can be traced historically to the Sukhothai dynasty of Thailand around the 13th century. As recorded in Thai history, the first Thai army was born out of a need to defend the kingdom and soldiers were taught both armed and unarmed combat. It consists of eight weapons: elbows, fists (strikes), knees, and legs (kicks). Muay Thai has been the fastest growing martial art in the world for the last 80 years.
Due to wars with neighboring kingdoms and tribes over the centuries, Muay Thai became a way of life for the people of Siam (as Thailand used to be called). One of the most famous stories of Muay Thai came via the great Nai Khanom Tom, during the Ayutthaya period. The tale narrates how Nai Khanom Tom defeated 9 Burmese fighters, one after another, during his imprisonment after the Siam kingdom was under siege. The historical event (half steeped in myth) is now celebrated as Muay Thai day which takes place every year on March 17th.
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