Muay Thai fighters can fight in long range, middle range and close range easily. Below description explains the bodily weapons of Muay Thai fighter in different different ranges.
Long Range weapons:
In long range, Muay Thai fighter uses hard roundhouse kicks known as Tae in Thai and Push kick known as Teep in Thai. Round house kicks of Muay Thai fighter are usually fiered by most of the martial artist as one or two low round house kick can jam the thighs or side of the shin or can break the ribs or can knockout easily if kick is placed on face or side neck.
Middle Range weapons:
In Middle range, Muay Thai fighter uses punches a lot. Punches of Muay Thai are same as of boxing that are thrown by hips with completely relaxed body. But stance of Muay Thai fighter is little different from normal boxing stance. Most of the time actual traditional Muay Thai fighter will never place too much weight on front leg as it helps in checking the kicks of the opponent. In this range few types of Knee attacks can also be placed easily. Few fighters specializes in kicking in this range too. But for this lot of flexibility and kick training is required. Once mastered kick in this range one can add one more additional weapon in this range.
Close range weapons:
In close range, Muay Thai fighter uses short punches, Elbows and Knees. There are multiple combos of these attacks but requires patience to practice. Most of the amateur fighters are not so good in fighting this range. As soon as they go in this range, they instantly grapple each other without using this range effectively. To use this range special range control training is required. Once mastered this range, fighter can keep on hitting his opponent without letting him grapple.
Muay Thai fighters specializes in stand up grappling, also known as clinching. Fighters grapple each other and avoid going on the ground. As soon as fighters grapple each other both starts using elbow and knee strikes while clinching and dis-balancing each other for a throw or takedown. Elbow is smashed on opponents face which can knockout or can cut the face of the opponent depending on the type of elbow one hits. Elbow can be hit with tip of the elbow as well as with area above the elbow joint. Tip of the elbow leaves a cut like a knife is slashed on face and area above the joint is used to give hard blows to each others face, ribs and hands to knockout each other. In combination to elbow, knee strikes are used on each others stomach, ribs, liver, chest, thighs as well as face. For kneeing the face, one has to take down the neck of the opponent by grabbing the upper part of the back of the head which can seriously injure the face and can destroy the nose. If one is able to save his face when his face is down then other fighter rains the elbow strikes from above. Though other martial arts style also has elbow and knee strikes but the variety and combination of these two strikes is dominant in Muay Thai. No other style has this much variety of combos of knee and elbow in clinching. Small amount of takedowns are also used in Muay Thai. In Muay Thai competitions, though takedowns are not given points but are usually done to demoralize the opponent and to show superiority over the other fighter.