Cool, when were you out in Thailand?
Hi Dan - which of these techniques are legal under common organizational rules - have you been able to pull off any in sparring?
With this sort of thing, it seems like the techniques are usually either actually useless, or genuine harmful techniques (think illegal techniques from judo still in BJJ and Sambo). I'm curious as to who the instructors were and if they gave you a purported lineage for the techniques?
Kid Spatula at risk of thread necroing... I would guess the reason that some throws are not legal in Muay Thai Competitions is possibly due to the spectator aspect. A stand up fight where wins are determined by knockouts or techniques that are very easy to see such as punches and kicks is sometimes seen as more appealing than matches that go to the ground and where a win can come from a very small technique such as a arm lock which can be harder to see for the spectators.
The size of Muay Thai as a sport is due in part to the fact it is exciting to watch and thus bet on.
No gods, its only ancestors and their teachers(Kru)
This will tell you about muay thai styles
TxSanshou, you've been a member here long enough now to know how to use the search function. Please do so in future.
How effective are the Old Muay thai kicks - No BS MMA and Martial Arts
Donnie B is basically a regular Muay Thai coach, who decided that he could make himself more special by changing the name of what he was doing, and talking about the deadly.
I'm sure that some techniques have been taken out because they don't work but there of course are gonna be some techniques that were too dangerous too dangerous for the ring. Similar to how in karate they take out techniques like eye gouging and the spear hand(which can actually be effective but i wouldn't risk trying it lol).
groin strikesfull on fucking nut shots.
In the face of that, the Muay Boran stuff always struck me as bollocks. There may be something to it, who knows... But old school MT had plenty of deadly to go around, and they didn't attempt to "clean up" the sport until comparatively recently (it is one of the only martial arts that can genuinely claim to be millennia old).
Edit: *A point which was made almost five years ago.. ****!