Muay Thai Terminology

Aenken

Anklet




Kru Muay

 

Thai Boxing teacher

Andap

Ratings

Kwaa

Right, to the right

Baak

Mouth

Lang Tao

Instep

 

 

Limpee

Solar Plexus, a vital point

Bat

Block

 

 

Chaikrong

Floating ribs

Muut

Fist

Champ

Champion

Muut At

Uppercut

 

 

Mut Drong

Straight punch

Chok

Fight

Mongkon

The head garment worn during
pre-fight ceremony

Choraked faad haang

Turn kick, literally 'crocodile thrashes its tail'

 

 

Dadsin

To judge, to decide

Muay Sakon

International-style boxing

Daihuachai

Region under the heart, a vital point.

Muay Thai

Thai-style boxing

Dermpan

A form of betting.

Na Kaeng

Shin

Dontree Muay

The music played during a match

Na Paang

Forehead

Gradot Dtae

Jump kick

Nak Muay

Boxer

Kruang Rang

Bands worn around biceps

Namnak

Weight

Dtaa

Eyes

Nuam

Gloves

Dtaai

To die

Paa Pan Mue

Bandages worn under gloves

Dtae

To kick

Pang-nga

To dodge, evade

Dtae Kao

Knee kick

Pee Liang

Seconds

Dtae Tao

Kick with foot

Raigaan Muay

Boxing program

Dtae Wiang

Round kick

Ram Muay

Boxing dance,

 part of the pre-fight ritual

Dtai

Kidneys, a vital point.

Run

Weight category

Dtai Kao

knee kick from side

Saai

Left, to the left

Dtee

To hit

Sanam Muay

Boxing stadium

Dtee Mut

To hit with the fist

Sangwien

Ring Ropes

Dtee Sawk

To hit with the elbow

Sawing

Swing, the word comes from the English "swing"

Dtoi

To box, boxing

Sawk

Elbow

Dtoi Lom

Shadow boxing, literally to box with the wind or air.

Sawk Chieng

Diagonal Elbow

Faad

To thrash, wipe, swipe

Sawk Hug

Levering Elbow

Fai daeng

The red corner

Sawk Klab

Reverse Elbow

Fai namnerng

The blue corner

Sawk Ku

Double Elbow

Gaan Dadsin

Judging

Sawk Sob

Chopping Elbow

Gamagan

Referee

Sawk Tad

Jab Elbow

Gangkeng Muay

Boxer's trunks

Sawk Tong

Smashing Down Elbow

Gawn Welaa

Literally before time. "Gawn welaa" bouts, reserved for novices.

Taitai

Nap, a vital point

Grajab

Groin guard

Tao

Foot

Grammon Srisa

Top of head, a vital point

Teep

Push or thrust with the underside of the foot

Hook

Hook, word borrowed from English.

Teep Dan Lang

Foot thrust to the rear

Hua

Head

Teep Drong

Straight forward foot push

Huajai

Heart

Teep Duen Son

Heel push

Jad

Promote

Ting

Throw

Jamook

Nose

Tong

Stomach

Kaa

Leg

Tong Noi

Lower stomach, a vital point

Kaen

Arm

Uppercut

Uppercut, borrowed from English

Kagangai

Jawbone, a vital point

Wai Kru

Obeisance to the teacher, part of the pre-fight ritual.

Kai

Camp

Wehtee

The ring, a stage

Kai Muay

Boxing camp

Wong

Band

Kamab

Temples, vital points.

Wong Muay

The orchestra that plays during matches

Kao

Knee

Yaeb

Jab, borrowed from English

Kao Drong

Frontal knee kick

Yaek

Break, used by referee in the ring to separate fighters.

Kao Kong

Over-arm knee kick

Yang Gan fan

Mouth guard

Kao Loy

Jumping knee kick

Yang Sam Kung

Three step dance, part of the Ram Muay

Khuen Kruu

The ceremony during which a teacher accepts a new student.

Yok

Round

Koo Ek

Jump

Yut

Stop, used by referee

 

 

 

 

 

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