Although Muay Thai is most thought of as a combat sport, the techniques you learn in a Muay Thai class can keep you safe on the street. Muay Thai is also one of the few martial arts in the world that has been undeniably battle-tested and street certified for real-life encounters. Although widely regarded as a striking based martial art, Muay Thai also contains throwing techniques, locks, the using of an opponent’s own momentum, and even submissions. The conditioning of mind, body, and spirit involved in Muay Thai also gives practitioners the confidence needed for real-life self defence situations. Muay Thai has a heavy emphasis on free sparring rather that training technique against a static/complicit training partner.