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MUAY THAI ORIGINS
The origins of Muay Thai or Thai Boxing go back hundreds, some say thousands of years.
Archives can trace it back to Thailand’s military, who developed a martial art which utilised their hands, legs, elbows and knees, in order to defend themselves against invaders from its borders.
This devastating form – which became known as Muay Thai or ‘the science of
eight limbs’- became successful all over the nation, and was even embraced by the King. After a while Muay Thai left the battlefield and became a favourite as a sport amongst young men all over Thailand.
Muay Thai is practiced all over the world, but is most popular in western Europe, Australia, the U.S and Canada. Muay Thai is extremely popular in The Netherlands, with legends and champions such as Ramon Dekker (R.I.P), Peter Aerts, Ernesto Hoost, Remy Bonjasky and Badr Hari to boast in their hall of fame. A lot of westerners tend to move towards mainly K1, Glory, Grand Prix style competitions now, due to the much more favourable cash incentives on offer.