Friday, March 13, 2009

Thailand Sports

The national sport of Thailand is kick boxing which is also known as Muay Thai.This is an ancient martial art used for defence in combat,dating back tot he fifteenth century.Unlike normal boxing in which only the hands are used,Muay Thai makes complete use of the arms and the legs.It is called "The Art Of The Eight Limbs",as the hands,elbows,shins and knees are used to protect oneself,as well as to kick and hit an opponent.Most major towns in Thailand have Muay Thai stadiums where kick boxing fights are held almost every evening.Each bout starts with a ritual dance by the contestants to honour the their trainers and the art of Muay Thai.

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