Muay Thai is a combat is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes kicking techniques that primarily focuses on the shin as a point of contact is known as “the art of the eight limbs.”
Muay Thai is known by this description as it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient. Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the twentieth century when practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts.
Although modern day Muay Thai has employed the use of gloves and a rule set that was designed and put together by a sanctioning body to make the sport safer this has not always been the case.