Muay Thai, or Thai Boxing, is the national sport of Thailand. Though it has ancient origins, Muay Thai developed into its modern, standardized form in the twentieth-century. Its mythology and history is deeply embedded in Thai culture and it is considered representative of the grace and power characteristic of Thai men, and Thailand as a nation. Muay Thai is also referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs,” because punches, kicks, knees, and elbows are all legal strikes.
Yodphet, in the red gloves, is a trainer at Jun Muay Thai, in Koh Samui, Thailand.