Lotus Self-Defense is a Thai mixed martial art
developed by Mr. Precha Mahachanavong (shown in the picture above wearing a
black gi). Mr. Precha, from Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand,
was a professional Muay Thai
fighter in addition to having a black belt in Kenpo Karate
under Senior Grand Master Tony Lasit of the Kajukenbo Self-Defense Institute. Lotus
brutal elbow strikes, knee strikes, and sweeps from Muay Thai, quick hand strikes
from Kenpo Karate, sweeps and throws from Judo, and wristlocks from Aikido to form one systematic and
truly unique martial art.
It's popular today to practice mixed martial arts, but Mr. Precha was forming his
mixed martial art when it was not common to see. Mr. Precha's belief was that what was already good could be made better with
the best of other martial arts. His idea developed into a devastating street-effective martial art called Lotus
Self-Defense. Lotus Self-Defense is rare
since the only people who introduced it into the United States were, with
limited exceptions, American servicemen who were stationed in Thailand during
the Vietnam War.
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In an emergency we do not rise
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