The Arts of Thai boxing originated around the same time as Thai history. It is known as one branch of martial arts for defending oneself from enemy. In the past, the Kings practiced Thai boxing in the war times gain the sovereignty. At the point, Thai boxing was instructed for the Kings, governors, leaders and warriors etc. The main purposes were for fighting against the enemies and for self-defense. Thai boxing is considered the crucial kinds of martial arts that is highly worthy for the nation, in which it is a sport tool to strengthen the bodies, and also reinforcing concentration, mental stability and tolerance. In addition, it is an honest career for sustaining the boxers themselves and families,
Thai boxing is widely accepted and have been interested internationally. Numerous of foreigners came all the way to Thailand for practicing, but many Thai people views it different perspective. They underestimate on Thai boxing and criticized it as something uncool and outdated. How would the government solve this problem? Today, Thai boxing is added to educational curriculum, for instance, college of Thai martial arts and Holistic medication, Jombueng village Ratchabhat University, Ratchaburi province had added the study of Thai boxing in Liberal Arts courses. It is regarded as an appreciation that Thai boxing is now starting to be promoted and conserved.
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