History of Muay Thai (Thai Boxing)
Muay Thai Kickboxing (known as Thai Boxing in the United States) is the national sport of Thailand, with a long and rich history in Thai culture. Muay Thai is extremely popular throughout the world, and is recognized as an extremely effective form of hand-to-hand combat.
A full, comprehensive history of Thai Boxing can be found on Wikipedia.
Muay Thai Kickboxing is also one of the quickest ways to get in shape, as workouts develop cardio, speed, strength, agility, power, and overall coordination. Most of all, Muay Thai is fun to learn! Training consists of developing techniques, and practicing combinations of strikes and defenses on pads. In time, students who wish to will get the option to take their training to the next level though sparring in a safe and controlled environment with other training partners, using headgear, shinpads, mouthpieces, and gloves.