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    Muay Thai came from India (?????)

    Yep, you heard that right... or at least that's what some wikipedia bozo namedJagged_85 says.

    He had the audacity to update the the wikipedia article on kickboxing with the following entry:

    Adithada (Indian kickboxing) The earliest form of kickboxing, and a possible predecessor of Muay Thai [2]
    Apparently, this person did that "correction" on 7/30/2006... that and more. If you look at his wiki user talk, you'll see that he has done some good work... peppered with deletions and even acts of vandalism.

    I'm all for seeing documentation of not-well known martial arts. But unless there are reliable references to make that assertion that Muay Thai possibly originated from India, this is just chauvinistic revitionism. It's not different from those claims that all martial arts came from the Shaolin Temple.

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    And BJJ comes from the Indian art of love-making called Karma Sutra.

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    That's incorrect...it's a little known fact that Muay Thai came from Poland.

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    Of course it is from India. That is why it is called Muay Thai. Do you know anything El Macho?

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    Even I know that MT comes from Thailand. Street Fighter II FTW!!

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    To be fair, he isn't saying that "Muay Thai came from India"; he describes Adithada as a possible predecessor of Muay Thai, which seems reasonable to me. The influence of Indian culture on that of Thailand is indisputable, and he's included Adithada under the heading "Forms of Kickboxing", a list that also includes savate, san shou, etc.

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    All martial arts come from Ireland. It's a closely guarded secret that myself and 3 other people know. I'll write up a wiki article about it later.

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    religion associated with traditional muay thai ---> a variant of buddhism
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    and a prominent indian-born religion ---> buddhism

    = muay thai comes from india..?



    whaaaaaa ?

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    southeast asia has a myrid of kickboxing sports and there is nothing in history that says the thais invented it. they may have marketed their own style as "mauy thai" but i know for a fact that almost every other southeast asian country has their own, for instance, cambodia and pradhal serey. not all asian kickboxing is "mauy thai" nor came from it... so go **** yourself for not doing your research.
    Last edited by Trubble; 9/09/2006 7:52am at .

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAB MY WRIST
    And BJJ comes from the Indian art of love-making called Karma Sutra.

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    I'm not even a "grappling is gay" guy and that was DAMN funny.

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