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Muay Thai

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Muay Thai or Thai boxing is the official sport of Thailand. It is called "the science of eight limbs" because, in addition to arms and legs, the hands, shins, elbows and knees are used to strike the opponent. Western boxing uses two "points of contact," the hands, so Muay Thai is more complex. This is a very popular spectator sport in many Asian countries.

  1. 1. What is Muay Thai known as?
    1. a. A spectator sport
    2. b. A team sport
    3. c. A participatory sport
  2. 2. What is another name for Muay Thai?
    1. a. The science of eight limbs
    2. b. The octopus sport
    3. c. The science of misdirection
  3. 3. What is the official sport of Thailand?
    1. a. Boxing
    2. b. Fencing
    3. c. Thai boxing