Muay Thai is referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs”; and using eight points of contact the body mimics weapons of war. The hands become the sword and dagger; the shins and forearms were hardened in training to act as armor against blows, and the elbow to fell opponents like a heavy mace or hammer; the legs and knees became the axe and staff. The body operated as one unit. The knees and elbows constantly searching and testing for an opening while grappling and trying to spin an enemy to the ground.
Today Muay Thai is still the national sport of Thailand and has become one of the most popular martial arts in the world, and is the best striking martial art. When trained together, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu prepare an individual for all real life self defense situations.