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      Thai Boxing, Muay Thai, is ancient heritage that has firmly rooted in the history of the kingdom. A passage to taking up training has been a rite for Thai men. Present time, it is one of the most famous martial arts of Thailand.

 
     
        In 15th century, Thai boxing was a part of military training of King Naresuan's army. After that, it was dubbed as a national sport and widely practiced. It reached the most popularity 200 years ago, when the triumph of "Nai Khanom Tom" over Burmese boxers has spread out. He became the first of most famous Thai boxer.  
 

 

 
 
      This graceful martial art needs hard training. It has roots and purposes in aggressive movements and postures. Boxers must learn Mae Mai Muay Thai, the arts of tricks and postures of attacking and defending.
 
     
        The game allows kicking, kneeing, elbowing, and blowing below the belt-line (except the groin target). It can be ended by winning, technical knockout, decision, or can be declared a draw. Points are scored for every blow landed on an opponent, but points are deducted if a contestant violates a rule.  
 
 
 
      Thai boxing match is extravagant and exciting. It is preceded by a traditional ceremony, started by the boxer's homage dance. A live band accompanied the match by songs of magical tune, comprising a Javanese clarinet, drums, and cymbals. The tempo goes up as the intensity of actions inside the ring. It fastened the heartbeat with the great pageantry and loud cheers.
 
 
 
 
      Thai boxing is one of the most popular spectator sports that has a good portion of the spectators. It has expanded globally. It has influenced in kickboxing and taught as a self-defending method.
 
     
 
 
 
 

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