What Is The Wai Kru in Muay Thai?

The Meaning of the Traditional Pre Fight Muay Thai Dance Ritual

Performing the whole wai kru is tougher than it looks.

Most thai fighters make this traditional Muay Thai dance look easy with their fluent and graceful motions… I on the other hand sucked when I first tried the entire wai kru!

But if you’re serious about Muay Thai and want to compete in it one day or if you would just like to know more about the rich Muay Thai traditions like the wai kru or the ram muay, scroll down and start reading!

What Is The Wai Kru?

Is it the same as the Ram Muay?

The traditional Muay Thai dance ritual is composed of 2 parts. The wai kru and the ram muay. It’s performed before the fight with traditional sarama or muay thai music.

The Wai is a traditional greeting by the thai people where they put their hands together like a prayer. Kru means teacher. As a whole the wai kru is a way to pay respect to your coaches, gym, training partners and family....

Continue Reading...

Showing Respect: MUST Know Pre-Fight Rituals In Thailand

Why You Should Know Pre-Fight Rituals And Traditions of Muay Thai

In my opinion, being respectful should be one of your top priorities as a fighter and as a person. There are plenty of douche bags who fight for the wrong reasons and act arrogantly whether it’s in the gym or in the ring. 

Don’t be that douche bag.

You know the type of person I’m talking about, right?

The one who takes sparring way too seriously in the gym and makes excuses, or states that he wasn’t trying when he gets tagged. He also loves to brag about his accomplishments (usually which are over-exaggerated or non-existent) and talk about himself whenever the opportunity presents itself.

This same douche will enter the ring with zero background knowledge of the traditions of Muay Thai and show zero respect to his trainers, his opponent, and the sport as a whole. He will neglect all of the Muay Thai pre-fight rituals, showboat during a fight, and show little class...

Continue Reading...

Muay Thai Tattoos and Meanings

Sak Yant Thai Tattoos Designs Meanings, Spiritual and Supernatural Powers

Ever wonder what the sak yant muay thai tattoos mean?

The meanings and spiritual powers of sak yant thai tattoos like the 5 lines, the tiger and hanuman are meant to give muay thai fighters protection, good luck, success, and other desirable attributes.

All sak yant muay thai tattoos are traditionally done by practicing Buddhist monks with bamboo needles. Using single bamboo needles takes much longer and is more painful than newer tattoo guns they use in most shops.

It’s bad luck if you get a sak yant thai tattoo done by someone who is not a Buddhist monk and doesn’t use a bamboo stick. Plus the bearer of the fake sak yant won’t be blessed with the supernatural or sacred powers it supposedly possesses. To get the full spiritual effect of any of muay thai tattoo you must get it done the right way.

Sak Yant Muay Thai Tattoos and Meanings

Top 5 Most Popular Sak Yant Tattoos For Muay...

Continue Reading...

How To Watch a Muay Thai Fight: The not-so obvious rules.

The Confusing Rules of Muay Thai in Thailand 

This article is an attempt to try to explain the rules to watching a Muay Thai match.  Now this is a feat that is quite more complicated than you would expect due to the evolution of rules which may, or may not be dictated by the current state of gambling in Thailand.

Let’s start with the basics:

  • A Muay Thai match consists of 5×3 min rounds with a 2 min rest in between rounds
    muay thai fight rules kick for kick in thailand
  • Each round is scored with a total of 10 points, which is accumulated for the total of 5 rounds to equal 50 points, unlike boxing where it’s scored in individual rounds.
  • Points are scored according to clean strikes; punches, kicks, elbows, knees and sweeps.  Kicks, elbows, knees, sweeps, and a dominant clinch score more points than a clean punch, unless the punch results in a knockdown or does visible damage.
  • When locked up in the clinch both fighters will battle for the dominant position.  When knees are executed in the...
Continue Reading...
Close

50% Complete

Get Exclusive Deals And Updates On Upcoming Muay Thai Vacations!