Tradition has it that the fighting arts of Thai originate in India, as well as the people, defined in Ao Chinese-Lao, who, through many hard and migrations, came to settle the land of
Siam. In fact the origin of future Thai, or 'free', is not so sure: no doubt he found the presence in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan, and here, due to the expansion of
the Empire Han, would have divided towards the current Burma, Vietnam and the remaining population constituted, after fierce fighting against the Empire of Khmer, Thai Muang, the
This story of struggles and migrations is considered the main cause of the effectiveness of fighting arts that have developed in Thailand: born on the field rather than the result of theories, and transmitted from father to son, fighting techniques were codified yes, but without losing their characteristic 'empirical'.