|Lerd Drit, a form of Thai armed and unarmed martial arts gleaned from a variety of military combat arts, through the centuries of foreign intervention into Thailand. Mostly coming from China, India, Japan and other areas of Asia. The Thais much like many other nations took what was necessary for there particular terrain, and culture and combined it with there own tried and tested form of fighting.|
|Being a nation surrounded by five other countries, it is not surprising to see an influx of different martial arts entering the Thai arsenal. Cambodia and Vietnam who had been influenced much by China, and Burma, Annam, and Laos sliding slightly towards Nepal and India, with a small injection of the Chinese arts. |
Trade and commerce had also increased the knowledge of foreign martial arts, where Thai merchants, pilgrims and ambassadors with the usual bodyguards detachment would travel to India and China.
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