History of Muay Thai
Muay Thai is a combat sport that utilizes stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. It is known as the “Art of Eight Limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees and shins. Muay Thai is often a fighting art of attrition, where opponents exchange blows with one another. Almost all techniques in Muay Thai use the entire body movement, rotating the hip with each kick, punch, elbow and block. The fighting ring and gloves used are similar to boxing. Points are awarded whenever an athlete hits their opponent by punching, kicking, kneeing or elbowing with force and landing on target, with no infringements of blocking or guarding. Ten points are awarded for each round. At the end of each round, the better athlete receives 10 points and their opponent proportionately less. When athletes are equal in merit, each receives 10 points.
Country of Origin
- Australia, European Countries, Japan, North America, South America, Thailand
2017 World Games Champion (country)
- 51kg – Vietnam (women)
- 54kg – Kazakhstan (men), Sweden (women)
- 57kg – Thailand (men)
- 60kg – Russia (women)
- 63.5kg – Ukraine (men)
- 67kg – Ukraine (men)
- 71kg – Thailand (men)
- 75kg – Belarus (men)
- 81kg – Turkey (men)
- 91kg – Ukraine (men)
Years Participated in The World Games
Muay Thai Schedule
The schedule will be posted in 2019.
Muay Thai Results
The results will be posted in 2021.