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Krabi Krabong:


Krabi Krabong Instructor Valerio Zadra

Krabi Krabong is a Thai weapon-based martial art closely related to Burmese Banshay and Malay Silat.

The weapons techniques include training in these weapons:
Daab, single-edge sword
Krabong, staff
Loh, buckler
Plong, stick
Ngao, halberd

Kaen, shield
Daab Song Mue, two handed swords, one in each hand
Mai Sawk, or Mai Sun Sawk, a pair of clubs which are worn on the forearms.

Aside from weapons, Krabi Krabong incorporates unarmed techniques as well. The empty-handed form is kick-based but also uses pressure points, locks, holds, and throws.

Krabi Krabong

Krabi Krabong is believed to be around 400 years old but this fighting style is believed to be develop through the Burmese war with Thailand, it was influenced by many types of martial arts put together. Besides weapons, Krabi Krabong incorporates unarmed techniques as well. The empty-handed form is kick-based but also uses pressure points, locks, holds, and throws.

In a nutshell, Krabi Krabong uses a variety of weapons and open hand techniques to beat down it’s opponent. The Krabi Krabong practitioner is skilled at using the above weapons and surprisingly, the name Krabi Krabong comes from two of its weapons, krapi (sword) and krapong (a type of staff). It was said that every single royal bodyguard from His Majesty King Rama IX of Thailand all the while until today’s Thai King are all highly trained experts in Krabi Krabong.

Krabi Krabong

In Krabi Krabong, after the Wai Kru (praying session), the fighters will have a sword dance, which is divided into Single or Double Sword Dance.


Double Sword Dance consists of up to 12 Dances.
Named below are the first 8:
1, Nom Kor Sida Cutting Sida's Head
2, Kanan Surd Soel Parallel Swords
3, Song Klong Look through Telescope
4, Suar Talai Heng Tiger Attack
5, Tad kien Cutting the Candle
6, Horrng Piek huk Bird with broken wings
7, Sord Fax Put swords in Scaboard
8, Kakabard Cross Swords

Single Sword Dance:
1, Cher Chy Fly like the Angel
2, Dern Phom Walk like the Lord Phom
3, Cero Tien Cut the Candle


Biography of Valerio Zadra:
Master Valerio Zadra has practised for 23 years many styles of Kung-Fu traditional Wu Shu and in particular Shaolin of the south, Tang Lang (religious mantis), Pa Kwa, Wing Chum, Lin Kwei and Chi Kung. Perfected with masters Tam Bai, Kai Te and Yokee Batarin also the discipline of Tai Chi Chuan, Shiatzu massage and Chi Kung. In 1986 he obtained the III Chieh black belt in traditional Kung Fu and Tai Chuan.
Lover of the white arms, master Zadra studied all those in traditional use (about 30) specializing in full contact free combat with knives and double swards. In the search for extreme efficiency he flew to Thailand and from 1992 he stayed there in order to study the most unknown, esoteric and deadly forms of combat.
He studied at great lengths with master Thonglor Trairatana, the patriarch of the Sritrairat style and trainer of Tai Special Forces, renown to be the greatest living expert of the traditional warrior martial arts, and nominated in his country as "the living monument of the nation".
In 1994 he participated in the Krabi Krabong world championships, where he obtained, in full contact white arms combat, second place in two specialties; in Krabi fencing and in Double Sword fencing "Dab Song Mue", which gave him two silver medals, the first westerner in the world against the unbeatable Thai fighters. In the year 1999 in the same kind of competition he win a golden medal in the fight with sabre Krabi and a silver medal in the fight with the Double Swords Dab Song Mue.
He also studied other skills with master Pongsak Kongjem, receiving praise and official acknowledgement from the Thai Government. He obtained a diploma for master of Shiatzu message, a Thai style of massage, which he studied at the Buddhist monastery of Wat Pho, under master Pijapong. Master Zadra teaches for the Thai sports Association in Bangkok, which is sponsored directly by King Rama IX Bhumiphol.
In 1992 he founded the I.K.K.A. International Krabi Krabong Association, with Dr. Wongwisut as their president, with the idea of spreading this specialty in every nation of the world. The I.K.K.A. work under the Sritrairat Fencing Club under Thai Sport Association under Royal patronage and the recognition of Thai Government.


Official Website of Krabi Krabong: www.krabikrabong.it











Krabi Krabong

Η Ακαδημία διοργάνωσε 10-11 Απριλίου 2010 σεμινάρια Krabi Krabong και Mae Mai Muay Thai με τον εκπαιδευτή Valerio Zadra από την Ιταλία, ένας από τους σημαντικότερους εκπροσώπους των γνήσιων Ταϊλανδικών μαχητικών τεχνών στην Ευρώπη!!








Krabi Krabong – Mae Mai Muay Thai Sritrairat Style is a Thai discipline that, because of its secrecy, has remained until now the heritage of the Thai population, and unknown both to the public at large and to the followers of martial arts. Its attacks are characterized by their explosive and extremely destructive power, inflicting the adversary with most damage possible in the shortest possible time, bringing every fight to a quick but brutal end. Many of the students of martial arts consider Krabi Krabong to be the most lethal discipline that the human mind has ever conceived.
It was needed to victoriously keep at bay the continuous attacks of the neighboring populations and was the reason for the legend of the invincibility, which is still true today, of people practicing Krabi Krabong, or its better known name Thai boxing. Thai boxing (Muay Thai) is in fact the part of Krabi Krabong which is dedicated to hand to hand combat and has been improved and transformed into a sport, separating itself from Krabi Krabong. Nevertheless it has remained very tough. Today Thai boxers are literally triumphing in the ring all over the world and are finding themselves always victorious, over the best champions of the other martial arts.
We still follow antique stile, not transformed into sport, that teaches how to use every part of the body as a deadly weapon of total precision. We also use levers, projection, immobilization, strangulation and blows centered on vital points. The blows and the parries given violently by the elbows and knees remain lethal. It also involves the study of the antique white warrior arms such as knives, sabers, swords, staffs, etc. Always keeping an extremely realistic contest centered on the concreteness and maximum efficiency in combat and self-defense.
Mae May Muay Thai isn't same of Thai Boxing, the target is destroy soon as possible the enemy using punches, kicks, elbows, knees, head butts, projections high and low, grappling, ground and pound and submission. A warrior have no to win a competition, but need to win his life. This is the reason that Mae Mai Muay Thai of Krabi Krabong is a subject very well know from Thai Special Forces (Royal Para Commandos) and the bodyguards of the king.
Ram-Awut is the Thai equivalent of Tai Chi and is an integrated part of Krabi Krabong. It consists of slow movements carried out co-coordinating mind, breathing and body, controlled and rhythm by traditional Thai music. Breathing technique (Phalang Chit) is also studied for the development of inner strength and physical powers (Siamese Chi Kung).
These last practices give not only certainty and determination, but also serenity to the participator, creating a deep integration of mind and body and giving the individual a harmonious relationship with the universe. Krabi Krabong in its completeness and its other educational contents, moral and spiritual, is recommended to all, especially women and children, as the best means of self-defense.