MAI SAWK (also „Mai Sannt“ or „Grarock“) is a traditional weapon-based martial art, that uses forearm shields for attack and defense.
The MAI SAWK used to be a practical arm extension, used by fishermen to pull boats towards them or by farmers to move bigger straw bales. Some clever Pahuyuth free warriors came up with the idea to turn this every day tool into a mighty shield for close-combat.
Loosely attached to the forearms it provides solid protection against bladed and blunt weapons at extremely close ranges and delivers devastating blows due to its additional weight and the metal bolts attached to the front. It is said that ancient shield-fighters were able to cut a swath through battlefields, leaving behind a trail of destruction.
Pahuyuth shield-warriors are extreme close-combat fighters, who fear neither weapons nor ground-fighting. They usually have excellent defense skills and precise boxing and elbow-techniques, they can use with or without their shields.
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