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Krabi Krabong

Krabi Krabong (Thai: กระบี่กระบอง, Thai pronunciation: [krabìː krabɔ̄ːŋ]) is a weapon-based martial art from Thailand. It is closely related to other Southeast Asian fighting styles such as Indonesian-Malay Silat, Burmese Banshay and the armed Cambodian art Bokator

Krabi krabong was developed by the ancient Siamese military for fighting on the battlefield and have been used in conjunction with Muay Boran.

The name of the system refers to its main weapons, namely the curved sword (krabi) and staff (krabong). Typically, two swords are wielded as a pair. Unarmed Krabi Krabong makes use of kicks, pressure point strikes, joint locks, holds, and throws.

The weapons of krabi krabong include the following:

  • กระบี่ Krabi - sabre/single-edge sword
  • กระบอง Krabong - staff/pole
  • ดาบสองมือ Daab song mue - double swords, one in each hand
  • โล่ Lo - shield/buckler
  • พลอง Phlong - stick
  • ง้าว Ngao - bladed staff
  • ไม้ศอก Mai sok san - a pair of clubs worn on the forearms

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