SILAPA MUAY THAI CAMP

KRU JULIAN FORBES

KRABI-KRABONG

GrandMaster Vichit Cheechurn.

Grand Master Vichit is the Highest Krabi Krabong Master of physical education in Thailand.

 

 

Krabi-Krabong Intro:

Krabi-Krabong is a martial art using traditional weapons from Thailand.

Origin: Thailand.

History:

Krabi-Krabong is a traditional Thai martial art still  practiced in Thailand.

This tradition focuses on hand-held weapons as well as empty hand techniques.

Specifically the:

          "Krabi" (sword) 

          "Plong" (quarterstaff) 

          "Ngao" (staff with blade in the end) 

          "Daab Song Meu" (a pair of swords held in each hand) 

          "Mae Sun-Sawk" (a pair of clubs)

 

 Although for most Thais Krabi-Krabong is a ritual to be display

 during festivals or at tourist venues, the art is still solemnly 

 taught according to a 400-years-old tradition handed down

 from Ayutthaya's Wat PutthaiSwan.

 The King's elite bodyguards are trained in Krabi-Krabong;

 many Thai cultural observers perceive it as a "purer" tradition.

 Like Muay Thai of 70 years ago, modern Krabi-Krabong

 matches are held within a marked circle, beginning

 with a "Wai Kruu" ceremony and accompanied

 throughout by a musical ensemble. Thai boxing techniques

 and judo-like throws are employed in conjunction with

 weapons techniques. Although sharpened weapons are used,

 the contestants refrain from striking their opponents the

 winner is decided on the basis of stamina and the technical

 skill displayed. Although an injured fighter may surrender,

 injuries do not automatically stop a match.