Muay Lao

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Muay Lao
Muay Lao boxers training during the colonial period
Also known asLao Boxing, Lao Kickboxing
HardnessFull contact
Country of originLaos Laos
ParenthoodMuay Boran
Olympic sportNo

Muay Lao (Lao: ມວຍລາວ) is a traditional unarmed martial art from Laos.[1] It is similar to Muay Thai from Thailand, Pradal Serey from Cambodia, and Tomoi from Malaysia.[2] It incorporates punches, kicks, elbow, and knee strikes. Muay Lao was an event at the 2009 Southeast Asian Games in Vientiane.

The martial art is related to other forms of martial arts found in other parts of the Indian cultural sphere including Musti-yuddha in India, Muay Thai in Thailand, Pradal Serey in Cambodia and Lethwei in Myanmar.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Trans World Sport. "Brutal Sport of Muay Lao Kick Boxing". Retrieved 5 February 2019 – via YouTube.
  2. ^ Mansfield, Stephen; Koh, Magdalene; Nevins, Debbie (15 December 2017). "Laos". Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC. Retrieved 5 February 2019 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Kislenko, Arne (5 February 2019). "Culture and Customs of Laos". ABC-CLIO. Retrieved 5 February 2019 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Aves, Edward (3 November 2014). "The Rough Guide to Laos". Rough Guides Limited. Retrieved 5 February 2019 – via Google Books.

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