Dap Thai is the sport version of Krabi Krabong. It literally means “Thai Sword”, it involves fighting with protections and single or double padded swords.
Training and fighting swords are made of rattan and have a layer of padding to protect practitioners. Definitely not to be underestimated, in the hands of an expert Nakdab (sword fighter), they can do quite some damage!
We spar and fight under the rules set by Dap Thai Society, the body that organises the Dap Thai World Championship under KMA (small variations during training may apply).