Historyczne podstawy i ewolucja tajskich sztuk walki – muay thai i krabi-krabong (do XX w.)

Łukasz Ławniczak


Historical Roots and Evolution of Thai Martial Arts – Muay Thai and Krabi-Krabong

This article serves as a historical attempt to raise a difficult subject that is Thai martial arts. Based on what has left from ravaged by war Thai source materials, the article tries to grasp it’s cloudy origins and ongoing changes throughout the centuries.

The article is divided into two parts, the first of which is devoted to melee combat. Reaching to II–III century BC when Thai tribes lived in today south-east China, up to 1955 AD when Rajdamnoen Stadium published the rules and regulations of professional Muay Thai for the first time.

Second part is focused on weapon-based martial art – Krabi-Krabong and the inseparable impact that it had on the evolution on Muay Thai with the description of main weapons used in combat.