HISTORY OF KRABI KRABONG
The Krabi Krabong (closely related to other Southeast Asian fighting styles, such as Malay Silat, Burmese banshay and Cambodian kbach kun boran) is an ancient art of combat, used by Thais warriors (the ancient Siamese warriors) to defend against numerous invasions by neighbors (China, Burma and Japan). So, its effectiveness was coded on the battlefields.
The Krabi Krabong is the ancestor of the Thai Boxing, or rather, Thai boxing is the sportiest version of this art. The long and short weapons represent the basis, as well as a fierce hand to hand combat, no shots prohibited. A milder version is taught in schools Thais, as self-defense. The most bloody, however, has taught to special forces.
TECHNIQUE OF KRABI KRABONG
Every shot and every target is allowed in Krabi Krabong. Biting, hitting the groin, eyes, is permitted and encouraged. The realism of this art makes a system of real combat, effective and extreme. The shots are short, quick, basic, with no frills or concessions to aesthetics.
Weapons: The weapons are the basis of this art. The main, knives, sticks, swords, long stick or halberd (see image).