Thai boxing is a sport combat, which is extremely close to a real fight. Muay Thai training includes various complexes of general strengthening exercises, which allow preparing of a fighter in a very short time: to strengthen the body, raise the spirit, and master the basic technical elements. After having learnt the basic technical elements (kicking, fists, elbows and knees punching, attacks, hold, throws, blocks, movement) students proceed to sparring. Thai boxing develops strength, speed, endurance and stamina; it also contributes to development and strengthening of muscles, joints and tendons. Great attention is paid to stretching, flexibility, workout on makiwara, with focus mitts and punching balls. Also trainings focus on building of moral and strong-willed qualities, such as tenacity, perseverance, courage, discipline, resolution, and initiative.