Muathaiy is a combat sport originating from Thailand which uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on shins is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterised by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient.
- One of the unique features in Muay is the music, which is known as the “Sarama”. It is played before and during the combat session
- While Muay fighters now wear padded gloves similar to small boxing gloves, in the past, they only wore hemp ropes and threads or cotton wrapped around the hands and forearms as protection
Days of competition: 4 days
Competition dates: 18–21 September
Medal events: 14
Competition venue: Muay Kickboxing Arena