Often times people wonder why hand wraps are such an important part of Thai Boxing / kickboxing. Not only does it offer protection to the wrist and knuckles, but also represents a long tradition.
Martial arts from Southeast Asia are a mix of sorts. The fighting styles of Siamese soldiers most likely used Muay Boran which evolved into Muay Thai. The wrapping of the hands could have come from an art known as Lethawae from Burma. Contests were held between anyone who wanted to partake. The fights weren’t held in rings rather in sand pits.
We must, as martial artists know and understand where the martial arts we study comes from. It is the responsibility of any student at Elite Training Center to research the disciplines studied.