Science of the Eight Limbs

When I was in Bangkok a while back I went and took some shots at this back alley Muay Thai place for tourists who want an afternoon of training. Muay Thai is the traditional martial art of Thailand, best known for making great and devastatingly effective use of elbows and knees — not just hands and feet. Hence it is sometimes called “the science/art of the eight weapons/limbs.” It is often portrayed as being quite brutal compared to other martial arts, but of course life and death fights are all equally brutal. Here are some pictures of the training, the audience, and the surroundings.

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