Discussion in 'Kickboxing' started by swampthing500, Mar 1, 2005.
is there any such thing? like the old guy in kickboxer?
If there is then i've never seen it. We do some line work, but after that its mainly pads and sparring.
Admittedly i mainly kickbox, but i wouldn't have thought that any such movements were done in muay thai either.
What about that dance thing that Tong Po did before the fight?
The Ram Muay? Or was it called the Wai Khru......Ikken!
Eh? I think that old master in "Kickboxer" did both Tai Chi AND muay Thai, or so the movie goes. It's not muay Tai Chi, but that'd be interested to see.
It's ram muay...
whats ram muay ? lol
"Lastly, each fighter will perform a "Ram Muay", a dance-like ritual during which they will go through motions which imitate various fighting movements, animals, and professions (e.g. a soldier with a spear, an executioner). The Ram Muay has evolved into a unique routine developed by many gyms, which serve as an identifier of a fighter's gym or camp. The movements emulate many of the basic Muay Thai fighting positions. The Ram Muay also serves to loose up the two fighters and give them extra time to collect and focus themselves on the match at hand."
That's from http://www.vutmuaythai.com/about.htm the rest of the site is pretty interesting too. I guess most of this isn't usually done outside of Thailand.
ram muay and wai kru are not the same thing- wai kru is a dance to respect your teacher (kru) and ram muay is to ask for protection and victory (DONT quote me on that, im sure someone like khun khao can go into more detail)
The old guy in "Kickboxer" is Chinese. The actor's name is Dennis Chan, if I remember correctly. In any event, he's not Thai. And he's certainly not a Thai boxer. So if you're interested in learning about real muay thai, step 1 would be to completely ignore that movie.
muay thai kata? The very thought makes me shiver with revulsion...
Well, I don't know nothing of muay thai forms.....I did try to look up such a thing, with no luck of course. I did find out something interesting that I really didn't know before though. I didn't Know that muay thai had so many different styles........
Hint; muay thai doesn't have any forms...
so much the better....
The only thing I can think of is in the movie Ong Bak. In the beginning, the hero does something that looks like a Muay Thai "kata". Is there anyone who can elaborate on this?
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