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It’s “ancient boxing,” and is considered an ancestor to the more well-known Muay Thai. Muay boran is not a single style but acts as an umbrella term for all traditional Siamese (Thai) styles of martial arts, such as Muay Chaiya, Muay Korat, Muay Tasao, and Muay Jerng. READ MORE
These ancient styles have their own unique guards, stance and striking techniques. Whereas Muay Thai is often called the “science of eight limbs”, Muay boran is said to make use of nawa awut which means “nine weapons”, adding headbutts as ninth offensive in addition to the “eight limbs” of hands, legs, elbows and knees used in Muay Thai.
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Judo (meaning “gentle way”) is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano . Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata,) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice. A judo practitioner is called a judoka.