Well, guys, I live in Thailand and over here Muay Thai is a very serious matter. It's a dangerous and lethal sport. That's why there are almost no amateurs. People who take it up want to make a living, money out of it. I can't think of a reason to take violent fist, elbow, knee, foot blows on your head and other parts of your body other than that. Personally I don't think it's fun (I've done it when I was 16 and my parents forced me to quit when they saw the state I was in when I came back home). Just think about the brain damage. You wanna become like Mohammed Ali?