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Muay Thai vs. Kickboxing

Posted by on Sunday, December 6, 2015, In : Photography 



American kickboxer Rick Roufus vs. Muay Thai fighter Changpuek Kietsongrit in a non-title fight in Las Vegas in the late 1970s. Prior to this fight, muay thai was relatively unknown outside of 
Thailand, but when Changpuek beat the American, he put the sport on the international map. 

Source: 
muaythaipros.com
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Tony Jaa Overhead Kick

Posted by on Saturday, October 24, 2015, In : Gifs 


Tony Jaa
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Spinning Jumping Roundhouse Kick - Tony Jaa

Posted by on Monday, April 29, 2013, In : Gifs 


Tony Jaa executing a spinning jumping roundhouse kick in his hit movie Ong Bak.
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Muay Thai Boxing Legends - 1920s Footage

Posted by on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, In : Video 


An interesting look at Muay Thai boxing through the eyes of a 1920s Englishman. Siamese boxing (as it was known in the West) had begun to grow in popularity by this time, having first being taken to Europe during the First World War. Note that the fight takes place to music, much like the Brazilian martial art Capoeira.
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Muay Thai Boxing Legends - Prince Narusuan

Posted by on Sunday, October 21, 2012, In : Photography 


Prince Narusuan was a key figure in the development of the martial arts in Thailand (formerly Siam). In c. 1585, Narusuan succeeded in reorganizing a defeated Thai army. He made sure his men all learned martial arts leading to successful campaigns against the Burmese soldiers who had occupied the country since 1568.

Then, in a dramatic final showdown, he faced the leader of the Burmese army in open battle, both on the backs of war elephants. After a violent fight, Narusuan’s martial arts sk...
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Muay Thai Boxing Legends - Nai Khanom Tom

Posted by on Saturday, September 1, 2012, In : Photography 


Nai Khanom Tom is a Muay Thai boxing legend of the highest calibre. Known as the ‘Father of Muay Thai’, Nai Khanom Tom was taken prisoner along with thousands of his countrymen when the capital Ayutthaya fell in 1767 to the Burmese. In 1774, a great festival was held by the King of Burma and as part of the celebrations, Nai Khanom Tom, still a prisoner of war, was to fight ten of the king’s men in a row.

After dispatching each of them, the Thai boxer became a legend and was rewarded wi...
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Muay Thai Boxing Legends - The Tiger King

Posted by on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, In : Art 


King Prachao Sua, A.K.A The Tiger King (1662 – 1709) loved Muay Thai so much that he would often sneak off in disguise and enter tournaments. He is remembered for his bravery in the ring and fought many notable fighters from nearby villages who, had they known who he really was, would have never have fought him. The Tiger King helped popularize Thai Boxing amongst his subjects and formally made it a part of the army’s training. He influenced the fighting styles, equipment and the martial ...
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