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Southeast Asian Martial Arts – Muay Thai (Thai boxing)

Posted on 14 May 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Muay Thai is a hard fighting piece of mixed martial arts that resembles pradel serey, tomoi, and muay Lao from Laos. It is probably derived from Muay Thaimuay boran and krabi krabong. Also known as Thai boxing or Thai kickboxing, it is the national sport of Thailand and enjoys worldwide popularity, thanks in part to a daily televised bout in Thailand and the movie Ong Bak, starring Tony Jaa in a feature that seamlessly blended acrobatic stunts and Thai boxing.

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