Muay Thai vs Boxing video
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Boxing contests are found throughout antiquity. Greek boxers would wear boxing gloves (not padded) and wrappings on their arms below the elbows, but were otherwise naked when competing. The word “boxing” first came into use in England in the 18th century to distinguish between fighting to settle disputes, and fighting under agreed rules for sport. It is now used to describe a sport in which two contestants (boxers) wearing padded gloves face each other in a “ring” and fight an agreed number of “rounds” under recognized rules. Although men have always been the most numerous participants, there are some references to fights between women during the 18th century, and women’s boxing was organized again at the end of the 20th century.
Traditional Muay Thai has a long history in Thailand as a martial art used by the military. The military style of muay Thai is called Lerdrit, while today’s “sport muay Thai” slightly varies from the original art and uses kicks and punches in a ring and with gloves similar to those used in boxing. Muay Thai is also known as ‘The Science of Eight Limbs’ as the hands, feet, elbows and knees are all used extensively in this art.
The basic offensive techniques in muay Thai use hands, elbows, kicks and knees to punch and kick the opponent. To bind the opponent for both offensive and defensive purposes, small amounts of stand-up grappling are used: the clinch. Defensively, the concept of “wall of defense” is used, in which shoulders, arms and legs are used to hinder the attacker from successfully executing his techniques. Though the high kicks at the head look spectacular during a competition, insiders of the sport claim that the elbows and the knees are the most damaging, sometimes deadly, to the fighters.