FILIPINO BOXING (DIRTY BOXING), also known as Suntukan or Panantukan is a devastating form of hand-to-hand combat from the Philippines.
A part of the Filipino Martial Arts (Kali & Escrima), Dirty Boxing utilizes nearly every part of the anatomy as a human weapon.
Similar to Thai Boxing but with absolutely no rules, Filipino Boxing makes similar use of elbows, knees and punches but with slightly less emphasis on kicking.
Because it's based on knife fighting, the kicks are mostly performed at the low line.
However, unlike Thai Boxing, Filipino Boxing utilizes many other tools that are illegal in Muay Thai or impossible to pull off with boxing gloves on.
Some favorite tools include head butts, finger jabs, claws, palms, slaps, forearm strikes, hammer fists, knuckle fists, back fists, thumb gouges, fish hooks, shoulder butts, sweeps, bolo punches, clinching, all types of elbows and knees and low kicks in combination with mainstream boxing punches.
These tools are used offensively and as counter-attacks.
But it's not just the use of these unorthodox tools that makes DIRTY BOXING unique.
It's the way these techniques are integrated into a classic boxing structure that makes them so functional.
DIRTY BOXING transforms any boxing-based martial art like Boxing, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, MMA, Savate, Jeet Kune Do or Krav Maga into a MUTANT ANIMAL OF MASS DESTRUCTION for real-world fighting and self-defense.