As Thai fighters compete more against western fighters who are well adverse in "Queensbury" boxing techniques, the Muay Thai fighter has begun to use many of these boxing techniques to counter the strengths and abilities of the western fighter.
Although only a small portion of boxing techniques are shown here, Muay Thai has adapted many more punches and counter punches from western boxing. However, it has still retained its most basic format, omitting much of the standard techniques, allowing Muay Thai is to successfully counter these with its own arsenal of body defenses and offensive maneuvers.
Artwork by C. Heyliger 2000
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