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Muay Boran - Muay Thai Martial Arts

Muay Boran literally translated "ancient boxing" is an umbrella term for the unarmed martial arts of Thailand prior to the introduction of modern equipment and rules in the 1930s. Muay Boran was originally a combat martial art. It was taught to the Thai military for use in warfare, but came to be practiced as a sport as well.

Muay Boran is a martial art system which also has deadly techniques, grappling techniques and ground fighting techniques apart from its stand up techniques. Instead of padded gloves, Muay Boran practitioners fought with their hands and wrists bound with hemp rope.

There are several old styles that were developed in various regions of Thailand that are now lumped into the term Muay Boran