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Mae Mai Muay Thai - Kamae Kham Sao

Kamae Kham Sao
Wording description :
Kamae = A word call Cambodian prople
Kham = To prop
Sao = A pillar

The name of Mae Mai Muay Thai describes the action when a Cambodian use an arm to prop a pillar. As Thailand has the history associated with Cambodia as well as people also has a very close relationship so we can see many of Mae Mai Muay Thai name use the term to describe people in neighborhood countries.

Mae Mai Muay Thai - Kamae Kham Sao
Kamae Kham Sao This is the technique that boxer use to protect boxer from punch attack. The picture illustrates when attacker take punch attack, then the defensive bend down to escape form the punch, meanwhile use palm push o the attacker’s chin to respond. This technique only exists in Muay Boran training because in modern Muay Thai competition boxers have to wear gloves. However, this technique has been applied when boxer clinching, they can use palm push on opponent’s face or chin to escape from knee attack.

Mae Mai Muay Thai - Tad Mala

Tad Mala
Wording description :
Tad = place something on one’s ear
Mala = Flowers or garland

The name of Mae Mai Muay Thai describes the action when a man put a flower one one’s ear. The name of this technique illustrate the action when defensive boxer respond by using elbow strike.

Mae Mai Muay Thai - Tad Mala
Tad Mala This is the technique that boxer use to protect boxer from punch attack. The picture illustrates when the attacker take punch attack, then the defensive step beside to escape from the punch and use elbow strike to attack on the attacker’s neck.
Even though, the name Tad Mala generally refer to the elbow strike to attack in the ear, but sometimes, as illustrated in the picture shows that elbow strike can be applied to attack other part such as neck.

Mae Mai Muay Thai - Bata Loop Pak

Bata Loop Pak
Wording description :
Bata = บาทา Foot
Loop = ลูบ Touch
Pak = พักตร์ Face

The name of Mae Mai Muay Thai describes the action when a man use a foot touching the enemy’s face.

Mae Mai Muay Thai - Bata Loop Pak
Bata Loop Pak This is the technique that boxer use to protect boxer from punch attack. The method of responsive attack is the same as Kwang Leaw Lang, which is using kick attack to respond to the punch attack but the figure is different. The picture illustrates when the attacker uses punch attack, the defensive uses the right arm to sweep the punch and respond attack by foot-thrust on the attacker’s face. This technique is similar to Mon Yan Lak (มอญยันหลัก), which using foot-thrust to attack the enemy.

Mae Mai Muay Thai - Kwang Leaw Lang

Kwang Leaw Lang
Wording description :
Kwang = A deer
Leaw Lang = Turn backi

The name of Mae Mai Muay Thai describes the action when a dear turn back. This technique compare to this action because deer has very strong horns and when it turns back quickly, horns will make any enemy around them get severe injuries.

Mae Mai Muay Thai - Kwang Leaw Lang
Kwang Leaw Lang This is the technique that boxer use to protect boxer from punch attack and response by reverse back kick. The picture illustrates when the attacker take a punch and the defensive step backward to avoid the punch, then the defensive use reverse back kick to respond to attacker. The kick of the defensive boxer illustrate the figure of deer’s horns to attack its enemy.

Mae Mai Muay Thai - Sukreeep Thon Ton Rang

Sukreeep Thon Ton Rang
Wording description :
Sukreeep = สุครีพ A magic monkey character in Ramayana story.
Thon = ถอนTo pull up
Ton Rang = ต้นรัง a kind of a tree usually found in southern part of Thailand

The name of Mae Mai Muay Thai describes the action when a magic monkey pulling up a tree. As we usually see that most of the name of Mae Mai Muay Thai use character in Ramayana story. This because Thai people are really appreciated with Ramayana story.

Mae Mai Muay Thai - Sukreeep Thon Ton Rang
Sukreeep Thon Ton Rang is the technique that to protect from kick attack, in the same time respond by lift up the attacker’s leg to response in order to make the attacker loose the balance so the defensive have an opportunity to attack by other Mauy Thai techniques. The picture illustrates when the attacker kick to the body and the defensive use the left arm to block and in the same time grab the attacker’s leg up high in order to make attacker lose balance. Today this technique has been used in professional Muay Thai but not exactly the same with this illustration. The technique normally called “Tai Na” (ไถนา) which the defensive boxer grab and carry the attacker’s leg push the attacker forward.

Mae Mai Muay Thai - Phra Jao Ta Nang Thaen

Phra Jao Ta Nang Thaen
Wording description :
Pra Jao Ta = The pronoun describe when students call their respected an old teacher but this word normally use in poetry and Thai mythical tale stories.
Nang = To sit
Thaen = A platform

The name of Mae Mai Muay Thai describes the action of when an old teacher sitting on a platform.

Mae Mai Muay Thai - Phra Jao Ta Nang Thaen
Phra Jao Ta Nang Thaen This is the technique that boxer use to protect himself from kick attack. This technique is a fully defensive figure and there is no attack response to the attacker. The picture illustrates when the attacker take lower kick and the defensive quickly bend down the knees and use bottom to block the kick attack. Even though this technique does not continue by a attack respond from the defensive boxer, but it is a good opportunity for the defensive to looking for chance to attack back by other Muay Thai techniques. This technique is rarely seen and it’s being taught in Muay Boran lesson.

Mae Mai Muay Thai - Sab Hua Mat Cha

Sab Hua Mat Cha
Wording description :
Sab = สับ To chob
Hua Mat Cha = หัวมัจฉา Head of a fish

Mae Mai Muay Thai - Sab Hua Mat Cha
The name of Mae Mai Muay Thai describes the action when a man chop a knife on a fish head.

Sab Hua Mat Cha is the technique that to avoid from punch attack. But difference is this technique respond to low punch and intend to attack head of opponent, because when the attacker use low punch attack he will lose protection of upper part of the body. The picture illustrates when the attacker punches to the body, then the defensive use the left hand to sweep the punch away and in the same time respond by use fist chopping on the attacker’s head.