The Forerunner of Muay Thai and Muay Boran Beat Extinction in Cambodia, and Now It’s Fighting to Make a Comeback in California!
ost modern martial artists know about muay Thai, the combat sport of Thailand. Most also know about muay boran, its no-nonsense parent art. Few, however, know about pradal serey. This �ighting system hails from the same part of the world — namely, Southeast Asia — but its practice isn’t nearly as widespread as muay Thai’s and its role in history isn’t nearly as celebrated as muay boran’s. Here is the story of this unsung style.