prince sa asked in SportsMartial Arts · 6 months ago

Where did the fighting with broken glass in Muay Thai myth originate from?

Was it a total fabrication from the makers of the kickboxer film?

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  • 6 months ago

    No it wasn't. It was taken from the Kings Tournament that was held in Thailand when a new king would be appointed during the 1800s. Then that aspect was very much real and it was not unusual for fighters to be seriously injured or even killed in that tournament sometimes. In the mid 1900s Thailand was seeking more respect and to be recognized by the rest of the world as a country that was civilized and so rules were imposed against fighters doing some of those things. For a while the Kings Tournament for a time was not even held when Thailand was seeking admittance into the United Nations.

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  • 6 months ago

    I seem to remember reading in a book that back in olden times (14th Century Thailand) it was considered the norm.

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