Muay Thai security guard utilizes art with FEROCIOUS shot

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Muay Thai is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques.  This physical and mental discipline which includes kicking techniques that primarily focuses on the shin as a point of contact is known as “the art of the eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient.

Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the twentieth century when practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts.

Although modern day Muay Thai has employed the use of gloves and a rule set that was designed and put together by a sanctioning body to make the sport safer this has not always been the case.

In fact, traditional Muay Thai has very few rules, combatants did not wear gloves, and rounds, as well as the duration of the said round, was agreed upon by the combatants and there was not a standard number of rounds or round length.  Some practitioners, even today, feel this is the true essence of Muay Thai and anything less is a bastardization of the sport.

This type of Muay Thai is ideal training for security as they, much like the traditional Muay Thai warriors, lack the protection of a glove.

In the video below, we witness a security guard who utilizes the techniques of Muay Thai to handle a situation that may or may not have escalated to danger; I am not here to comment on the use of force but to simply observe a martial arts technique that is utilized in a security situation almost perfectly.

Jacob C. Stevens is a lifelong athlete and cerebral martial arts enthusiast who is also skilled in the art of linguistic manipulation, his published work, Afterthoughts and Handgrenades, can be found here…

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