Muay Thai boxing is the national sport of Thailand, and in all probability the most popular game of that country.
Thai Boxing can be seen throughout Thailand in hundreds of stadiums and is now gathering popularity throughout the world. Because the Thais quickly adapt to anything which may give them an edge, Thai Boxing has evolved towards greater efficiency for centuries. Most recently they have adapted various Western Boxing techniques, training methods and strategies to their already formidable tools. In the past 50 years Thai Boxing has enjoyed even greater popularity. Modern western style gloves, weight classes, three minute rounds have been adopted. Because of the rigorous nature of its testing ground and directness of its techniques, Thai Boxing and Thai Boxers are some of the most highly respected Martial Artists throughout the world.
It is an exciting time for the sport of Muay Thai to gain the international recognition as one of the most effective and exciting stand-up combat sports.
It is most suitable for self-defense, weight loss, and more. It is excited that Muay Thai under USMF, WMC and International Federation of Muay Thai Amateurs (IFMA) has been recognized by the General Association of International Sports Federation in 2006, making it a step closer to becoming an Olympic sport.
The popularity of Muay Thai has grown so much that the most powerful and one of the oldest boxing organizations, World Boxing Council (WBC) created a Muay Thai division to sanction the sport worldwide.
There is only one real Muay Thai with traditions that date back thousands of years. We all know that the new ring sports like kickboxing and K-1 have come from Muay Thai.
It is the premier sport that is as exciting as it is skillful and what the world wants. Muay Thai, the fighting art of Thailand, is the most exciting and popular ring sport. WBC is proud to sanction 19 weight divisions worldwide.
With the ever growing popularity of combat sports, we have seen the birth of reality TV shows such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship`s (UFC) The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) on Spike TV, and Reality TV King.
As a mixed marital art continues to grow and develop in popularity and familiarity throughout the country, Muay Thai will become even more popular, as the fans demand more striking from the fights.