If you’ve ever been to Thailand, you probably know how polite Thai people can be. Even so, traditional Thai “politeness” takes on a very different aspect when it comes to Thai kickboxing. Thai to English translation has helped brutal Thai kickboxing gain traction as a global sport.
Thai kickboxing — also known as Muay Thai — is a boxing, kicking, and grappling sport that has been around for quite some time. It was once confined mostly to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and a few other Southeast Asian countries. These days, thanks to the popularity of MMA (mixed martials arts) fighting, Muay Thai has attracted an international following.