Muay Thai is a style of kickboxing and the national sport of Thailand. The basic offensive techniques in Muay Thai use hands, elbows, kicks and knees to disable the opponent. To hinder an opponent for both offensive and defensive purposes, small amounts of stand-up grappling are used: the clinch. Defensively, the shoulders, arms and legs are used to thwart the attacker from successfully executing his techniques. Almost all techniques in Muay Thai use the entire body movement, rotating the hip with each kick, punch and block.