Firstly I would like to say thank you for my Krabi Krabong teacher "Arjan Pramote Mesamana" for teaching me the art of Krabi Krabong & Muay Boran etc.
Paul Whitrod.


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Ajaran Paul Whitrod receives 9th Grade gold sash from the Buddhai Sawan school of Krabi Krabong and Muay Boran. One of the most famous school of thai weapons in the world. There are only a few people who have received 9th grade



Welcome to this new website featuring the art of krabi krabong, Thai boxing (Muay Thai kud Chuia - "old string boxing" also known as Muay Boran meaning Ancient boxing) and news of events happening around the world regarding the Thai art of Krabi Krabong Buddhai Sawan. One of the most famous Krabi Krabong Organisations in Thailand.
So if you are interested in learning krabi krabong or Muay Boran, see details on this website or just call the numbers below for further details
For Classes Call Ajarn Paul Whitrod UK representative for Ajarn Pramote Buddhai Sawan. on 0208 471 7130 mobile 07702 594398
The name of the Thai Boxing school formed is called the Diamond Boxing gym (Petch Khai Muay). This is taken from the Anicent Wai Kru ritual where one plays the part to sharpen your spear weapon like a diamond to prepare it for battle.


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5th December 2009: Paul Whitrod was awarded High Grade Gold Sash 7th Level.


Paul Whitrod received his Gold sash 6th level from Ajarn Pramote Mesamana and UK representative in Thailand, Bangkok on October 18th 2007. It is hoped that Krabi Krabong Buddhai Sawan will be more openly taught in UK and Ajarn Pramote, who is the eldest son of Grandmaster Por Samai Mesmana promoted Paul Whitrod to represent him in the UK to spread this Ancient Thai Martial Art.

Paul Whitrod trains with Grandmaster Ajarn Pramote at the Buddhai Sawan Centre. Here sword and shield is one of the highly sought weapons of krabi Krabong and was used by the army. Later the krabi was added and adapted, which is similar to the Western Rapier, that weapon became associated with the Thai generals and a status symbol.


Muay Boran & Muay Thai. This art comes under many different names according to the area in Thailand. Boran meaning old or ancient is the most commom name, but not the offical name. It has many skills that modern thai boxing have banned. Its impossible to see Muay Boran as just one art. as each school emphaises differents aspects.
Muay Thai is referred to as
"The Art of the Eight Limbs", as the hands, shins, elbows, and knees are all used extensively in this art. A practitioner of Muay Thai ("nak muay") thus has the ability to execute strikes using eight "points of contact," as opposed to "two points" (fists) in Western boxing and "four points" (fists, feet) used in the primarily sport-oriented forms of martial arts.
Recently Paul Whitrod recieved the Mongkol Thong in Muay Boran (Ancient Thai Boxing). This was said to bestow special powers in ancient time and according to tradition

Krabi Krabong sword and shield. There are two basic shields in Krabi Krabong the long rectangle and the round. The round is known as Lor (daap lor) meaning sword and shield. The round shield although protects you more being a larger area, has its limitations as a striking implement, because only a back hand strike or a pushing motion can be done with it at most. The rectangle shield with its Buddhist symbols (as in the pictures) on it, can be used as a striking tool much more widely, because you only hold it with the hand. Where as the round shield is held with hand and forearm in a secondary strap to support. click here for gallery
Buddhai Sawan moves location. Buddhai Sawan has been the centre of excellence for the art of Krabi Krabong has now closed and moved to a new place in Lad Prao Bangkok. Ajaran Promote decided to move many of the artefacts to the millionaire Buddhist temple, where all the deities are stored and can be seen. But Buddhai Sawan Krabi Krabong is being carried on at Lad Prao under Ajarn Pramote. The New address is 23 Charter House Building 5th Soi Lad Prao 124 Lad Prao Road Wangthonglang bangkapi Bangkok.10310
If your interested in training in Thailand call Ajarn Paul Whitrod where he will be happy to give you the telephone number of Ajarn Pramote

The Buddhai sawan deites now housed at the Buddhist temple.
Ajarn Pramote with his younger brother and his fathers 2nd wife (centre) donates the famous sword of Ayuttya to the Buddhist temple

Ayuttya The Buddhai Sawan of Thailand organised a visit to the Ancient city of Thailand. The Once city of Thailand boasted a training hall dedicated to the art of weapons training etc, known as Krabi Krabong. The temple can still be seen as well as the training grounds. Including the famous well that many went into to escape with their lives to reach the river... click here for daap lor photo gallery.

Ajarn Pramote blesses Paul Whitrod with the Sword of Ayuttya

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