Kelantan boxing (Tomoi) (2012) (29 images)

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The ancient art of kickboxing - better known as Muay Thai, is popularly practiced in Kelantan. Here, the locals call it Tomoi.

It was banned by the Islamic state government, Kelantan, from early 90s till 2006 on the grounds of being "un-Islamic". The ban was lifted with some conditions; pre-fight rituals were not allowed, fighters are not allowed to display tattoos and have to "tutup aurat" (cover their modesty) by wearing shirts during the match. The men and...
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