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Video of the Sword Fighting Tradition in Thailand

THAILAND – Video of the sword fighting tradition of Thailand that looked like choreography from an action movie.

Warriors in Thailand were all trained to learn the weapon-based martial art Krabi-Krabong to protect their kingdom. ‘Krabi’ literally means ‘sword’ while ‘Krabong’ means ‘stick.’

But when the guns were introduced to the world, this kind of martial arts was almost left forgotten in their country.

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Based on a report from Malay Mail, Thai students are trying to revive the neglected “Krabi-Krabong” tradition in their country.

The young students at a school on Bangkok’s outskirts are practicing the sword fighting martial arts in their school gym.

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According to the report, the experts of this martial arts preserved the deadly skill by transforming it into an art form. “Krabi-krabong” is now mostly seen in contests or for entertainment.

However, the sword fighting still can’t surpass the standing of Muay Thai kickboxing despite the appeal to teach it in Thai schools.

Photo Source: The Star Online

Thai coach Phatcharaphon Banditketmala admitted the difficulty in teaching Krabi-Krabong but is definitely more exciting to watch than ‘Muay Thai.’

“But it offers the fighters… a more ‘ultimate’ fighting (experience) than Muay Thai,” he said.

Trainers are adding more gymnast spins and moves to get the attention of the audience.

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South China Morning shared the video of the young students doing the traditional Thai martial arts on their Twitter account.

It can be seen on the video that the choreography of the martial art looked like a scene from an action movie.

Surely, these kids find their country’s old tradition of fighting very interesting and too beautiful to be just forgotten.

Watch the video below:

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