Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Muay Thai

 Image:1 The rough and tumble with bare fists (this may be during training)

 Image:2 Not just brawn but beauty thrown in, in the form of Gina Carano

 Image3: Don't be fooled by this cute fighting machine who may be lethal

Image:4 The Champ, Joe Schilling
( Picture Credit: Google images )

Unlike a two point contact of fists
in traditional boxing, or a four point
contact of hands and feet in other regulated
martial arts sports, Muay Thai kick boxing
is the ultimate.

It’s an eight point contact sports utilizing
punches,kicks,elbows and knees. A no holds
barred phenomena fought with boxing gloves
but with bare feet that facilitate flying kicks

A current rage that feeds on a desire not
usually satiated to inflict hurt craved by
the audience. It may endanger limbs and life.
One is cut out to be a fighter where agility and guile
are of the highest order. A hazard sports
not for the faint hearted where rules are fluid.
A choke forbidden in wrestling is a submission hold
in Muay Thai among others

It may appear to endanger the fighters but the
thrill seekers pay to satisfy their base instincts
That keeps the sports alive!

Submitted for 3WW with prompts cut, hazard and endanger 


  1. Different martial arts are so interesting, and, amazing to watch those skilled..

  2. Takes a lot of skill
    And they can provide a thrill
    But yeah it is rough
    They are tough

  3. it is def the UFC fighting...have watched a few submission fights where someones leg was broke before they would submit...pretty crazy stuff....they have some tough man competitions around here too where they get pretty jacked up

  4. Well done describing it in a poem

  5. "not for the faint hearted" well, I'm out then--the thrill seekers can have this all to themselves.

  6. And there you have it. If the audience is there, the money is there and the need for these fighters will remain. I don't mind boxing but did used to think it a bit moronic that two grown men keep punching the living daylights out of each other and yet, I also saw the skill involved in the ducking and diving too. But this seems to go way beyond decency. Still they don't have to do it. It is a choice. Nicely said in poetic for m Hank.

  7. I think female boxing is appalling.Still I suppose the blood lust of the herd has to be satisfied. At least fighting gladiators to the death and feed ing people to the lions is banned now.

  8. I never would have thought those three words would lead to boxing, but then again, that's the beauty of imagination.

  9. Well done with this poetic description. I myself can't handle the sport, but I know what discipline, fortitude, grit and courage it takes to do it. To each his own.
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Nice to meet you. Interesting work, yours.

  10. Brilliant description of a sport that nauseates me to even think about. Yes, it takes skill, but mightn't that skill be put to better use? Pacifist here... I wish they'd all play Scrabble instead!! Hank, I know you're laughing now... Amy