Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand and a way of life for many people. Although there is little in the way of written history, the origins of Muay Thai date back over 2000 years. In the 14th century, much of the history of Muay Thai was lost when the ancient city of Ayutthaya was attacked and looted by the Burmese.
Muay Thai is a martial art form which uses the whole body to mimic the weapons of war. The hands act like a sword and dagger, elbows can cut and crush like a hammer. Legs smash into opponents like a heavy staff, and knees spear into your enemy. The shins and forearms are made hard to act as shields. In addition to all that, the Thai fighter is always looking for an opening or a chance to grapple and spin his opponent and throw him to the ground.