Tag Archives: Muay thai

Sak Yant

A muay thai fighter sports a full back sak yant, or magical tattoo, as he goes through his pre-bout wai kruu. He is also wearing the mongkon headband and the pa-prajiet armband to bring him luck in the ring. Traditionally sak yants were done … Continue reading

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Wai Kruu

Before each bout Muay Thai fighters don the mongkon headband and perform a ceremonial dance called the wai kruu honouring their gym’s masters and teachers (kruu). Traditionally it is not worn when entering the ring, only the fighter’s master should place it on his … Continue reading

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Red v Blue, in Black and White

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Hit and miss

Muay Thai from MBK ….again. I got there a bit late this time so I missed out on the best position for taking photos and had to squat down all night, and my knees are getting a bit old for … Continue reading

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In the red corner …..

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More Muay Thai

a few days ago I went downtown to watch the Muay Thai at the MBK shopping centre. Held on the last Wednesday of each month, the fights may not be the same quality as at Lumphini or Ratchadamnoen stadiums but they are serious contests Continue reading

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