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Khongsittha Muay Thai in Bangkok Reveals New Website — A Modern Muay Thai Gym in Bangkok, Thailand Providing a Great User Experience and Exciting Activities in Addition to Great Training
Because of the recent rise in tourists coming to Thailand specifically for Muay Thai, Khongsittha has redesigned their website in order to provide an easier, intuitive method to reserve Muay Thai vacations online. The majority of Muay Thai gyms in Thailand have struggled to adapt to the way that potential customers now look for vacation opportunities.
Sports tourism is a booming trend. Practitioners of Muay Thai find that a Thailand Muay Thai vacation is relatively inexpensive when compared to other tourist hotspots. The ability to study the sport in its native country is the chance of a lifetime to any serious student of Muay Thai. Here are some of the ways to make the cost to travel to Thailand affordable.
When most people think of martial arts they think of performers like Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Wesley Snipes, and others up on the big screen kicking serious ass, defeating the bad guys and saving the day. For those who follow martial arts as a competitive sport, the 2016 Rio Olympics featured both Judo and Tae Kwon Do, while champions for a variety of martial arts take place annually.
Muay Thai in Thailand is presented as a modern martial art, but has a history that goes back hundreds of years as an actual battlefield combat style. It is referred to as the “Science of Eight Limbs,” since it uses eight points of contact in the fighting style. Combatants use punches, elbow throws knee strikes, and kicks for eight points of contact.
One of the worst things about a vacation is you can easily fall into unhealthy habits. Oftentimes, vacations consist of little more than consuming too much food and drink and inactive relaxing. You not only run the risk of feeling sluggish and slipping out of shape while on your trip, but if you don’t plan a way to get out there and get active, your vacation is over before you know it.
In our previous article, we discussed the mystical benefits and history of Sak Yant tattoos. While not every Muay Thai fighter has them, the roots of many martial arts contain traces of body art that would protect them. One other crucial part of Muay Thai, and much more common to see is the “Wai Khru Ram Muay."
Tattoos have always been a part of various cultures to record memorable moments, pains, successes, and loved ones. There is no exception in Thailand, and many Buddhist monks have employed the “Sak Yant” tattoo method for religious purposes. Masters and apprentices have been passing on the traditional method of thai tattoos for years, and it remains a huge part of Muay Thai, Thailand’s national sport.