Muay Thai, also known as Thai boxing or Thai Kickboxing, is a martial art originally from Thailand.
Traditional Muay Thai has a long history in Thailand as a martial art used by the military. The military style of Muay Thai is called Lerdrit, while today’s”Sports Muay Thai” slightly varies from the original art and uses kicks and punches in a ring and with gloves similar to those used in boxing. Muay Thai is also know as “The Science of Eight Limbs” as the hands, feet, elbows and knees are all used extensively in this art.
The basic offensive techniques in Muay Thai uses hands, elbows, kicks and knees to punch and kick the opponent.
The low kick uses a circular movement of the entire body to kick the opponent’s leg with the upper part of the shine. When not correctly defended against, this technique often leads to the end of the fight, Thai boxers kick with the shin instead of the foot.