Muay Thai is a martial art from Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. It is similar to Boxing and kickboxing, Muay Thai is Thailand's national sport. The word muay derives from the Sanskritmavya and Thai comes from the word Tai. Muay Thai is referred to as the "Art of Eight Limbs" or the "Science Of Eight Limbs" because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight "points of contact", as opposed to "two points" (fists) in Western boxing and "four points" (hands and feet) used in sport-oriented martial arts. A practitioner of Muay Thai is known as a nak muay. Western practitioners are sometimes called nak muay farang meaning foreign boxer. If you are looking for a great cardio work out this is a great way to stay in shape and have some fun as well.