Mae Mai Muaythai
Mae Mai Muaythai or Mae Mai employ combinations of fists, feet, knees, and elbows for offensive and defensive purposes. To master the art of Muaythai fighting requires regular practice of striking and defending maneuvers, the names of which have been adapted for easy recollection. When these stratagems were developed, they were categorized into groups and rhymed. In antiquity, Muaythai was usually fought bare-fisted or with cloth-bound hands so it was easy to snatch, break, or twist opponent’s body parts. Tactics were more important than strength. Out of hundreds of Muaythai techniques and tactics, only 15 are considered as Mae Mai Muaythai or master techniques.