Muay Thai is one of the most exciting combat in the world. The toughness, speed, and agility of it's competitors is legendary, and the vibrant atmosphere of famed Bangkok stadiums such as Lumpini and Rachadamnoen has captivated audiences and helped spread the sport's popularity worldwide.
But Muay Thai is far more tha just a modern sport for competitive athletes. It is also a serious martial art with deep roots in Thai culture and history, as the Ram Muay dance of the fighters and the stirring fight music attest. It arises from the ancient art of Krabi Krabong, stretching back in time to the legendary kings and warriors of Ayutthaya and Sukhotthai. Students of Muay Thai can learn the traditional and cultural elements of the art, and can employ it as an incredibly powerful and effective means of self-defense.