Muay Thai also known as Thai Boxing, is defined as a martial art originating several hundred years ago. This beautiful art was developed as a form of close combat that can be traced back to the 16th century. Muay Thai is often referred to as the “Art” or “Science of Eight Limbs” primarily because of its utilization of the entire human body as a weapon. The use of punches, kicks, knees and elbows are heavily used, hence the term “Science of Eight Limbs.” In modern times, Muay Thai evolved into what it is today: the national sport of Thailand. Currently Muay Thai is also by definition, a competitive sport and regularly practiced by hundreds of people around the world. Within Thailand, Muay Thai competition is a platform for young “Nak Muay” or Muay Thai students to earn a source of income for themselves and their families. Muay Thai is currently recognized as the leading striking martial art in both MMA and the worlds biggest Kickboxing promotions. Many of todays top strikers around the world of Kickboxing are Muay Thai practitioners. Sittichai Sitsongpeenong, Buakaw Banchamek, Superbon Banchamek, Georgio Petrosian, Kevin Ross are all Kickboxing Champions who's roots are deeply embedded in Muay Thai.