Today the world celebrates muay thai day.
On 6th we honour the historic King Sanphet VIII (also known as “Phra Chao Suea” the “Tiger King”), to mark his coronation day in 1702.
Muay Thai is the modern form of Muay Boran. It became widespread internationally in the 20th century. In 1995, the Royal Thai Government set up the World Muay Thai Council, the professional sport governing body of Muay Thai. This sport is practiced not only by Muay Thai masters, but also by mixed martial artists who consider it an effective striking base.
This discipline is known as the “art of eight limbs” as it is characterised by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins.