Get closer to Thai culture and traditions
Watching professional fights at a stadium is an excellent way to experience Thai customs, superstitions and ceremonies in a traditional and vibrant setting. For centuries, Muay Thai fighters have sought good fortune and devised practices to keep the evil spirits at bay, and many of these rituals are carried out in the arena by the fighters. Initiations and rituals are often practised in the training camps too.
Muay Thai pronunciation : By the way, if you’re struggling to pronounce Muay Thai, an easy way to remember is that it rhymes with “boy” and “bowtie”. So it’s similar to Moy Ty.
Pro fighters: Elite athletes in their prime
Muay Thai’s popularity increased significantly on the international stage as a spectator sport in the second half of the 20th century. Thai fighters today are often recognised for their superior mental fortitude and elite physical fitness. Muay Thai bears some similarities to other sports in the field of mixed martial arts, with many fighters crossing between jiu-jitsu, kickboxing and even UFC (ultimate fighting).