Kōrero: Martial arts

Elite Thai kick-boxing, 2005 (3 o 3)

Elite Thai kick-boxing, 2005

High kicks to the head, demonstrated by these two women fighters in Penrose, Auckland, in 2005, are a feature of Elite Thai (also known as Muay Thai) kickboxing. The national sport of Thailand, it developed as a form of unarmed combat for soldiers who had lost their weapons in battle. Elite Thai fighters wear boxing gloves, shin pads and padded boots. 

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New Zealand Herald
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Photograph by Ollie Day

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Bronwyn Dalley, 'Martial arts - Martial arts in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/39019/elite-thai-kick-boxing-2005 (accessed 15 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Bronwyn Dalley, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 27 Jan 2015