Muay-Boran (Thai: มวยโบราณ, lit. "ancient boxing") is an umbrella term for the unarmed martial arts of Thailand prior to the
introduction of modern equipment and rules in the 1930s. It is thus the direct ancestor of modern Muay Thai. Muay boran is not a single style but acts as an umbrella term for all
traditional Siamese (Thai) styles of martial arts, which are Muay Chaiya,Muay Korat,Muay Tasao,Muay Jerng and etc.. These ancient styles have their own unique guards, stance and striking
techniques... Whereas Muay Thai is often called the "science of eight limbs", muay boran is said to make use of nawa awut which means "nine weapons", adding headbutts as ninth offensive
in addition to the "eight limbs" of hands, legs, elbows and knees used in Muay Thai.