Musti yuddha

Musti yuddha
Musti Yuddha
Also known as Muki Boxing
Focus Striking
Hardness Full-contact
Country of origin India Varanasi, India
Olympic sport No
Part of a series on
Indian martial arts
Wrestling: Malla-yuddha  · Pehlwani  · Musti yuddha  · Mukna  · Inbuan wrestling
Kalarippayattu: Silambam  ·
Marma ati  · Kuttu Varisai
Notable Practitioners
Phillip Zarrilli  · Jasmine Simhalan  · Gobar Guha  · Gulam  · Guru Hargobind  · John Will

Musti-yuddha is an unarmed martial art from Varanasi (Benares) in north India.[1] Similar to Southeast Asian kickboxing styles it makes use of punches, kicks, knees and elbow strikes although punches tend to dominate.[citation needed] Matches were once held regularly in Varanasi but were eventually banned because of the fights which often broke out among the boxers' supporters. Illegal bouts continued but became rare by the 1960s[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ Donn F. Draeger and Robert W. Smith (1980). Comprehensive Asian fighting arts. Kodansha International. ISBN 9780870114366. 

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