I was arguing with somebody yesterday about what Evil Asia has called "Movie Thai" versus Muay Thai as I know it. Apparently they thought what they saw on screen was what one might see at a kickboxing event. I liked Ong Bak as a movie but , on-screen fighting wise, it wasn't much different from any other martial arts movie.
I I'm very curious as to what else was encorporated into the Thai fight training when training for Muay Thai competition wasn't the focus.
Coolest thing about Muay Thai is the sexy shorts
The garb for mma competition hasn't quite caught up, style wise