Over the last few years, Americans have embraced muay thai, a martial arts form that comes from Thailand and uses stand-up striking and clinching techniques. Muay thai is also known as "the art of eight limbs" because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, and feet. The sport is thought to have originated in Indo-China more than 1,000 years ago and is an important part of Thai culture. Those curious about the sport can learn more at Napasai hotel in Koh Samui. Napasai has its own Thai boxing ring where guests can take private lessons. The hotel also offers excursions to a Thai Boxing stadium, where guests can watch professionals.