They call Muay Thai the art of eight limbs. When you break it all down, that's perhaps what makes this Thailand national sport so effective in combat. You see, it doesn't just focus on punches; nor does it simply focus on shin-connecting kicks. Rather, elbows, knees, and more are combined with the aforementioned with one idea in mind.
In the last two decades, with the success of Muay Thai fighters in the Western-ruled boxing & mixed martial arts competitions, Muay Thai became one of the popular martial arts training world-widely. There are more and more people practices Muay Thai for general fitness, as well as competing in professional bouts. It is important to review health issues including the potential risk and benefit of Muay Thai training.