To describe something dangerous, deadly, feared, hard, powerful, bloody, but it is also: noble, traditional, respectable, fascinating, mysterious, religious, rare, valuable and esoteric, Thais use a single expression for the entire sequence The epitetete: Muay Boran. What caused people to look upon the Land of Smiles as one of the most powerful martial arts developed by a human culture, I will try to show in the article below. The fact is that even UNESCO included the dreaded art of Nine Flowers of the Earth’s cultural heritage. Which says a lot.
Thailandezei martial arts gained fame recently, though among them are fighting discipline of an age exceeding 2000 years documented. The West first learned about Muay Thai, Thai boxing famous in the late ’80s. Typical of the toughest combat sports as currently rated, contacts were rings. There anonymous Thai boxers have earned impeccable reputation because of combat equipment, thai boxing specific conditioning, great capacity for sacrifice and unprecedented efficiency when in a fighting ring. Also in the martial arts rings big names already established in the West as Kung-Fu, Judo and Karate various schools were not only defeated but humiliated the right. Some contact karate schools have mastered the techniques incorporating lessons learned from their many hits, training methods and principles of Thai boxing. True devotion to the arts came in the mid 90s with the advent of tournaments like the K-1, Pride, UFC. Today any of these tournaments champion literally sweated blood in a room Muay Thai. Combat effectiveness Thai schools is recognized for its true value, not only great champions, but any athlete who chooses to compete in these tournaments. This invariably reaching study this subject seriously.
Ancestor Muay Thai
However Muay Thai is a relatively modern product derived from his father, called Muay Boran. In direct translation it would sound as “Boxing ancestors” or “Ancient Boxing”
Deaths in the ring was an absolute phenomenon in the world of Muay Boran trivial because reculamentului permissive extremely hard and at the same time. Even now recorded deaths, rarely indeed, in some rural and remote areas of Thailand, where some populations are still attached to tradition. Deaths were caused by dangerous knee strikes in the genital area, especially the cumulative effect of elbow strikes forehead or neck. Because of unusual hardness in the mid 50s the foundations of Muay Thai, or Thai boxing sport in which a series of dangerous blows are removed and placed rounds of fighting and boxing gloves, which leads to a significant decrease accidents and serious injuries. Although Muay Boran origin is lost in the mists of time, surely the first Thai tribes that settled on the present territory of Thailand, had its own form of fighting called Krabi Krabong weapons and items in a local form of fighting with hands empty.
Over this background local martial overlapped some influences of Chinese fighting styles, although most experts agree that the influence of culture and Indian martial arts is much higher than Chinese in Muay Boran. It was for centuries the martial art of Thailand to train all people regardless of their social or age to cope with frequent attacks by neighbors Siamului.A important than the discipline of war was given by the royal house itself, whose members were initiated into the mysteries of the art small and then, as sovereigns, were owners of heritage warlike spirit of their ancestors. Unlike some modern martial arts have become more like the choreography with flair warrior, Muay Boran is a discipline created strictly for the battle to stop operation as soon as possible, an attacker using the most effective blows to the body.
Sounds simple, dry and efficient, but bear in mind that before the advent of firearms history of the kingdom of Siam was one of struggle and armed incursions continue, especially this country is “praise” with a tradition hundreds of years of fighting with neintrupte neighbors of Burma, now Myanmar. Historic rivalry between English and French, Portuguese, Spanish or German and French hair-do children compared with hatred and conflicts between Burma and Siam? | The training is most likely one and the same as that used in the royal troops of Siam. Short training sessions quite important that attaches great long, tedious and painful hardening of the body’s natural weapons, learning the fight with a master of running, physical conditioning and last but not least, meditation and mind-clearing .
Arsenal of 9 Flowers
Thais, like all Asians have a natural inclination towards the beautiful, poetry and metaphor. Only in this way explains why they have named such a fighting style with the names of nine flowers. They are more than body’s natural weapons used in battle! Thus, the Nine Flowers are the two fists, elbows, knees, feet and head! Because unlike Thai boxing, Muay Boran when two fighters get in the Clinch, and allowed to strike his head. Punches are similar to those of the classic boxing. We meet here direct club, but the focus is not on them in particular. The most popular hits are primarily those with painful elbow and knee strikes to the thigh to the tibia when launched by a leading expert invariably torn quadriceps femoral muscle which leaves advesarul unable to move.
Currently, practice Muay Boran in the shadows of the past, Thai interest heading for its sporty, that Thai boxing. It became the national sport in Thailand with over 300,000 professional fighters as legitimate and marked by huge share of bets made in Muay Thai matches. Muay Boran remained as an art taught by few masters who struggle to maintain tradition by opening schools especially in the Buddhist temples in this country. Nothing happened, because this Muay Boran was strongly impregnated Hinayana Buddhist doctrine, which led to the spirituality of this art of fighting. How and especially when this happened remains a mystery to the mix outside Asia, where often the most feared martial arts have a spiritually elevated and unsuspected substrate. A fighter Muay Boran is essentially like a Shaolin monk, he is the prototype of a man able to kill or maim an opponent in seconds, but equally will not do so unless his life is in danger. According to Buddhist doctrine, the fighters are vegetarians and even refrain from killing an insect. Paradoxically, humility and autosacrificul goals are the most popular of these fighters. Each combat training is complemented by hours of meditation and re-read the Buddhist scriptures. Those who have known closely were amazed at the perfect composure, atasamantul non-material values and living to living the teachings of Buddha left that show at all times these fighters unusual. Remember, this is a piece of Asia, with all mysteries, fascinating and difficult to understand its paradoxes of the West!
Every year on March 17, Thai fighters fight continuously all night to mark the date the honorary king of Thai Nai Khanom Tom was captured by kings Burmei in 1767, when Siam capital of Ayutthaya fell into their hands. Because it was known that a skilled warrior king was taken captive at the court of Burma and forced to earn freedom fighting only burmezi than 9 champions in one night. Nai King managed to defeat all enemies using absolutely deadly elbow strikes and knees in a way that resembled the very heart castigst burmezi soldiers who demanded his release. Back home, King became a national hero warrior. Since the 17th of March is deemed National Muay Thai Day, every fighter feels very honored to fight that night in Nai Khanom Tom King’s memory. Before each battle, the two fighters in the ring performing a strange dance with slow movements. It is named in honor Kru Way masters who trained fighters. In Thai they are demuiti Kru, an adaptation of the Sanskrit word guru, master teacher. Supreme title for such a master is Ajarn. Muay Boran is currently said important part of Thai culture, royal house patronând conservation and development. The greatest masters of Muay Boran is current Army General Kwang Robcop, Ajarn Channarong Suhosa, Ajarn Chinawut Sirisompan and Ajarn Paosawath Traditionally Muay Thai matches are accompanied by traditional music of struggle. At the beginning of the match it is a slow, half’s late it is getting faster and faster, and hub engaging in a sustained fight and the two combatants. Music and rhythm in particular, creates a kind of trance in which the two boxers come to overcome pain and fatigue related fight. Thailand’s neighboring countries have their own martial art very similar to Muay Boran. Thus in practice Lethwei Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia are Bokator style fighters training in Pradal Serey local. Romania currently not practiced Muay Boran, but its sporty, Muay Thai.