Learn About the ‘Science of Eight Limbs’

Learn About the ‘Science of Eight Limbs’

Muay Thai training in El Paso, Texas

Developed in Thailand during the 14th century, Muay Thai has become a staple close-combat technique that is used for attack and self-defense. Muay Thai is a well-known and widely-practiced martial art. It embodies many of the values of traditional martial arts, in both the physical and mental spectrum.

What are the main components of Muay Thai?

Muay Thai is known as the Science of Eight Limbs because it teaches a fighter to use eight points of their body as weapons of war: the 2 hands, 2 shins, 2 knees and 2 elbows. The hands are the sword and dagger, the legs and knees act as the axe and staff. Soon, the entire body can be used as a weapon against an opponent, striking them down in close encounters.

What sets Muay Thai apart from kickboxing and other MMA techniques?

Muay Thai uses these specific points to deliver blows to an opponent. The hard bone of the shin, for example, can deliver a striking blow when used correctly.

How long does it take to get a grip on Muay Thai?

Muay Thai takes years to master. It’s such a diverse and flexible form of fighting. You must train relentlessly to get a grasp of the different techniques and master them in a successful manner. At The Concrete Jungle School of Fighting, you can be well on your way to mastering this aggressive and elegant form of MMA.

Reach out to one of our trainers to learn more about out Muay Thai-inspired training classes in El Paso, Texas.