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”.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 fighter very efficient. Muay Thai has become widespread internationally in the twentieth century, when practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts with their Muay Thai techniques. Like most competitive full contact fighting sports, Muay Thai has a heavy focus on body conditioning and Muay Thai is specifically designed to promote the level of fitness and toughness required for ring competition or real life self defense situations , or if your not interested in fighting , it gets you in amazing shape . You don’t have to be a fighter to train like one ” . Muay Thai also focuses on Pad Training .Thai Pad training is a cornerstone of Muay Thai conditioning which involves practicing punches, kicks, knees, and elbow strikes.