Over the past twenty years, one of the largest developments in the global martial arts world has been the rise in
popularity of Muay Thai. This complex and demanding martial art is sometimes referred to as the “Art of Eight
Limbs”, because of its complete use of the body’s limbs, utilizing punches and kicks, as well as elbow and
knee strikes. This elegant and effective form of self-defense also makes it a favorite for those looking to
improve those skills.
Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand, and has long been popular in that part of the world. It is only
recently, perhaps due to the globalization of martial arts disciplines, that Muay Thai has become internationally
sought after. The high cardiovascular demands of Muay Thai make it ideal for shedding those extra pounds
and toning your muscles, while simultaneously increasing flexibility, improving body control, and learning to
train focused areas of the body in an effective way.