Thai Boxing (Muay Thai)
Thai Boxing or Muay Thai is Thailand’s national sport and is one of the world’s most demanding contact sports. It is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” or the “Science of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of fists, elbows, knees and feet thus using eight points of contact. It takes long and hard training to excel in this discipline and more and more people worldwide are becoming interested and are taking this sport up.
Muay Thai is no doubt very entertaining and exciting to watch as it is considered one of the most lethal sports in the world and is a constant source of fascination for visitors as it is totally different to western-style boxing. Going to see a Muay Thai match is a must-do while in Samui though it sometimes can be a little shocking for sensitive viewers.
Muay Thai boxing takes place regularly at the island’s stadiums in Chaweng and Lamai. Lamai’s Muay Thai boxing ring is located along the one-way road in Lamai’s center, Muay Thai is held every Saturday evening from 9pm. The Chaweng Stadium and Petchbuncha Samui Stadium are the main Muay Thai stadiums on Koh Samui, fights occur several times a week and boast fighters from around the globe.
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