Ancient people of Southeast Asian countries developed various styles and skills for defending themselves and for defeating and killing their enemies in wars and individual combats. One of those techniques was Muay Boran which is also known as Muay Thai, or Thai kickboxing in current times. Nowadays, when the scenario of wars has been totally changed to more brutal forms, these ancient combative styles have been turned to techniques of self defense and combative sports. The Thailand government has declared Muay Thai as the national sport of the country and it helped the government to earn more through tourism. Many people visit Thailand to learn this MMA style in the place where it was originated.
Muay Thai and other forms of martial arts are becoming very popular in other parts of the world such as in the United States.
People not only take interest in learning Muay Thai for increasing their ability to defend themselves, but they also feel enthusiasm about this combative sport because it allows them complete cardiovascular workout and helps them to regain a physically fit shape and self confidence.