Amnat Pooksrisuk

The World Muaythai Council website is reporting the death of Major General Amnat Pooksrisuk who was one of the key figures in the revival of traditional Thai martial arts. Though not a Thai boxer himself, Pooksrisuk was a researcher and proponent of traditional bareknuckle boxing methods which were the forerunners of modern day muay Thai, as well at krabi krabong, the traditional Thai art of weaponry.

A general in the Thai army, Pooksrisuk spent much time abroad teaching his brand of Thai martial arts in the United States and Germany. He's also credited with helping muay Thai gain recognition by various international sporting bodies including the International Olympic Committee.

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