Thread: Pinoys vs Thais
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Old 08-15-2007, 07:33 AM   #28
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Default Re: Pinoys vs Thais

Muay Thai has been around alot longer than the 20th century Muay Thai is a variant of Khmer Boxing which originates in cambodia from the Khmer civilisation who contorlled large amounts of Vietnam, laos, cambodia and parts of eastern Thailand between the 10th-13th centurey AD. Pictures of Khmer Boxers are found on the walls of the temples of Angkor.

Muay Thai as which is practiced now in Thailand is a watered down verison of the original sport and is one of the branches. The purest form of K.Boxing is Burmese Boxing or Lethwei which keeping with the orignal rules allows headbutts, Take downs and throws and is fought bare fisted instead of with gloves.
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