Muay Thai Kad Chuia (Thailand's string boxing)

Old string boxing is one of the vicious of all martial arts, two opponents wrap the hands in bound string, dip their hands in glue add some broken glass. You can easily see why its a vicious sport. In the west its been known or called Muay Boran which means old boxing, but the real name is Muay Thai Kad Chuia.

Thai Boxing has a history back in the medieval ages when wars were fought with bow and arrows, swords etc. In close fighting warriors used what ever weapons they had, ranging from fists, arms, legs, knee, and elbow to defeat their enemies. Thai boxing was included in the military training since the time of the great King Naresuan (1560 AD) or (2103 B.E) Buddhist Calculations. Thailand (or Sri Siam in former times) engaged in many wars with neighbouring Burma and King Naresuan,s battles were countless with the Burmese. Once his Burmese captors captured him. He was given a chance for his freedom by fighting with the Burmese best boxer. Knowing his own prowess for self-defence. He accepted the challenge In the fight for his freedom he vanquished all his opponents and gained his liberty. Upon his return to Siam he was hailed a hero and the Thai style of Boxing was raised to a national sport. (Muay Thai kad Chuia) Another story was another famous boxer whose name Nai Kanome Tome meaning Mr rice cake who Ko'd nine Burmese boxers. They entered the ring with fists bound in string hardened with glue and sharpened with glass. This became known as string boxing of Thailand.



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