Muay Thai, a martial art from Thailand, is an exciting combative sport and self-defense system that is wildly popular. Also known as “The Art of 8 Limbs”, Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand, and its skills and strategies are often integrated into self-defense training programs. If you watch MMA fights or a new martial arts movie, you will likely see Muay Thai featured prominently. In this blog post, we highlight some of the areas of media where Muay Thai shines.
Attacking and defending “in the clinch” is fundamental to Muay Thai. Unlike Western boxing, and other kickboxing styles, grappling with an opponent in Muay Thai is legal. The Plum (a.k.a., Muay Thai Clinch, Muay Thai Plum, Thai Clinch, Double Collar Tie) is a clinch position where one fighter wraps both hands behind the neck and pinches their forearms in front of the neck of an opponent. This technique can be used to control the posture and movement of, set up knee strikes to, and trip or throw an opponent. Read on to learn more about The Plum!
Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand. It is also known as the “Art of 8 Limbs” because fighters use their hands, elbows, knees and feet. Thai Boxing is an exciting combat sport, amazing workout, and it great for self-defense. Check out this short blog post to learn more about the GMAU Muay Thai program.