Muay Thai Kickboxing consisted of an arsenal of nine weapons - the head, fists, elbows, knees and feet. Although in modern Muay Thai Kickboxing, both amateur and professional fights, headbutting an opponent is no longer allowed. Muay Thai is unique in the way it uses all parts of the body, including the elbows and knees, for both training and kickboxing fighting competitions.
Like most competitive full contact fighting sports, Muay Thai has a heavy focus on body conditioning. Muay Thai Kickboxing is specifically designed to promote the level of fitness and toughness required for ring competition. Training regimens include many staples of combat sport conditioning such as running, shadowboxing, rope jumping, body weight resistance exercises, medicine ball exercises, abdominal exercises, and in some cases weight training.