Krabi Krabong

Krabi Krabong is a Thai weapon-based martial art closely related to Burmese Banshay and Malay Silat.

Krabi Krabong also incorporates unarmed techniques. The empty-handed form is kick-based but also uses pressure points, locks, holds, and throws.

Practitioners learn to use each weapon effectively against any other weapon. Formerly, other weapons were also used but only those mentioned here have survived.

The foremost school of Krabi Krabong is the Buddhai Swan Sword Fighting Institute, in Thailand, which was led by the Grand Master Ajarn Sumai until his death in 1998.

Grandmaster Khru Ajarn Pramote Mesamana started Krabi Krabong at the age of 6 from his father Semai Mesamana.This tradition of teaching father to son has a long history line of Noble warriors going back to the time Ayuttya. Today at 68 he runs the Buddhai Sawan Krabi Krabong in Lad Prao.


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