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In which countries is Muay Thai illegal? we tell you the reason

Mexico City.- As we have been talking about Muay Thai, known as Thai boxing or traditionally as the art of the eight extremities, it is one of the


Mexico City.- As we have been talking about Muay Thai, known as Thai or traditionally as the art of the eight extremities, it is one of the extreme sports with the greatest danger that its practice is illegal in several countries of the world, even in various states of the United States.

Muay Thai unfolds while standing through goals mixing: Legs, arms, feet, knees and elbows. It includes sweeps and holds (to hit) and throws to try to finish off the opponent, a situation that makes it a widely used discipline in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

‘Muy’ means combat or fight and it is the most popular sport in , however its celebration has also had several victims and the character that generated the greatest commotion in the world was the legend, Christian Daghio, who lost his life on 02 November 2018.

The Italian fighter faced Don Pareuang for the world title but a brutal impact caused brain damage. The fighter was taken to the hospital and spent two days in a coma, however he could not overcome the concussions and died at 49 years of age.

Unlike Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai fights do not take place in an octagon protected by metal bars, but take place in a cordoned-off ring, just as it happens in boxing. Competitors must also wear gloves and mouth guard.

In Muay Thai the use of knees and elbows is allowed, something that is illegal in Kickboxing, another discipline that combines boxing and karate that alternates blows from martial arts kicks and a boxing style. which originated in Japan in the 1960’s and carries a bit of Muay Thai and Savate.

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Muay Thai consists of five rounds lasting 3 minutes each. The winner is sought according to the score that is based on the resistance of each fighter. The opponent with the most visible damage is the loser, but if a knockout occurs the result is clear.