The art of short and long weapons, and predecessor to the Muay Thai ring sport, Krabi-Krabong (KK) provides students with intense conditioning and effective self defense. The system was originally the military weaponry and empty hand combat system of Thailand, and is still practiced widely within the country. KK’s name refers to its main weapons, namely the curved sword (krabi) and staff (krabong). Unarmed, practitioners revert to empty hand techniques, utilizing kicks, pressure point strikes, joint locks, holds, and throws. Footwork, coordination and ambidexterity are emphasized in all drills, preparing students to face and handle threats from any and all angles.