MUAY THAI Daniel molina

WHAT IS MUAY THAI?

Muay Thai is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques.

HISTORY

The origin was in Thailand in the middle of the 16th century. In a war between the Burmese and Siam. The famous fighter Nai Khanomtom was captured in the year 1767. The Burmese knew of his expertise in hand-to-hand combat and gave him an opportunity to fight for his freedom

Nai Khanomtom

The Mongkhon and Pra Jiad

The Mongkhon, or Mongkol (headband) and Pra Jiad (armbands) are often worn into the ring before the match begins. They originate back in times when Thailand was in a constant state of war, where young men would tear off pieces of a loved one's clothing (often their mother's sarong) and wear it to battle for good luck as well as to ward off harmful spirits

Wai Khru

is a ritual performed by participants before fighting in muay Thai competitions. The wai is a traditional Thai greeting with the palms together as a sign of respect. Khru is the Thai form of the Sanskrit word guru meaning teacher.

SAENCHAI

Is a Thai Muay Thai fighter. He won the Lumpinee Championship title in four different weight divisions, while mostly fighting larger opponents; therefore he was considered by many to be the best pound for pound Muay Thai fighter from 1999-2014, and is regarded as one of the best of all time.

Here short video from children practising Muay Thai.

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