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Muay Thai Thailand is regarded as the most popular and ancient sport in Thailand. This sport unlike any other sport in the world has a spiritual touch to it. Playing this sport needs a lot of training, strength and dedication.
Muay Thai is a form of unarmed combat between two fighters. The game is said to be existed in 1411 or even before that. As said before, Muay Thai can be a very tough and dangerous game and bearing the same consequences, it was banned in 1920 to avoid the violence that it caused. But the game regained it’s lost glory in 1937 when the permission of this sport was granted but along with the addition of some rules which are still followed strictly.
If you have ever seen a Muay Thai fight, you might have noticed the spiritual part of the sport as they perform a little prayer before the game starts. The prayer is made to Wai Kru who is considered to be the teacher of the sport. Not only the players but also the Muay Thai training gym Thailand takes it very seriously and teach the trainees well about the spiritual connection of the sport. The matches also include a ceremonial dance which is known as Ram Muay.
As far as the dressing is concerned, you will see fighters wearing a hoop n the head that is removed by the coach to indicate the start of the fight. Fighters also wear an amulet of Buddha and some herbs which are considered to be the bringer of good luck for the fighters.
The matches are conducted under the supervision of 3 judges seated at three different sides of the ring. The match contains 5 rounds, 3 minutes each. The fighters can rest in between the rounds and sip water and get some precious advice from the coach.