Muay Thai (Thai Boxing)
Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) is a name used for basic martial art martial art that is
indigenous to some Southeast Asian countries. Muay Thai has an extensive history in Thailand.
since ancient times many forms of Muay Thai have been employed by the Thailand's military.
Nuk Muay - A student of Muay
Thai Nuk Soo - Thai word for Muay Thai warrior
Kru - Instructor or trainer
Ajarn - Master or instructor (more advanced than kru)
Wai Kru- A ritual before a competition.
Ram Muay is the pre-fight ritual conducted after the Wai Kru. It is a dance that the fighter performs to traditional music. In ancient times, the Ram Muay was used as a warm-up before a fight, but it is now performed prior to the beginning of a Muay Thai.
Pra Jiad - A kind of armband worn by Muay Thai fighters. The Pra Jiad supposed to bring good luck. In some Western Muay Thai classes colored Pra Jiad are used to display rank, just like the colored belt system of martial arts .
Mong Kon - Headgear worn by Muay Thai fighters to signify those athletes whom their teachers feel have learned many of the skills and techniques of Muay Thai.
Krang Ruang - A Pra Jiad that has special meaning to the person wearing it. It could be anything from a piece of their father's hair to a swath from their mother's sarang.
Pong Malai - Floral wreaths that are given to a fighter before a fight by friends or fans. They look like the Hawaiian Leikao- means knee techniques
Kao Dode (Jumping knee strike)
Kao Loi (Jumping or Flying knee strike)
Kao Noi (Small knee strike)