Muay Thai is a real-life fighting style that appears in the Street Fighter series. It was initially created as a way to protect ancient emperors from enemies, and it slowly began to spread to other means of use. There are many different varieties of Muay Thai, and many different ways to train using it.
Originated from Thailand, Muay Thai is a combat sport that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on shins is known as "the art of eight limbs" because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient. Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the twentieth century, after practitioners defeated notable practitioners from other martial arts. A professional league is governed by the World Muay Thai Council.
Known practitioners Edit
- Dan Hibiki (to an extent-his Saikyo style is a mix of Muay Thai and Ansatsuken)
- Go Hibiki (Dan's father)
- Sawada (real-life actor Kenya Sawada practices Muay Thai as well as Shorinji Kempo, the Japanese version of Shaolin Kung-Fu, in-game character utilizes Muay Thai as part of Sawada-ryu kenkajutsu, his fighting style)