Muay Thai style Tai Chi/ Kata etc

Discussion in 'Kickboxing' started by swampthing500, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. swampthing500

    swampthing500 New Member

    is there any such thing? like the old guy in kickboxer?
  2. hazzamoffin

    hazzamoffin New Member

    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.
  3. DEATHskull

    DEATHskull TKD Bearfighter

    What about that dance thing that Tong Po did before the fight?
  4. Aaren J

    Aaren J New Member

    The Ram Muay? Or was it called the Wai Khru......Ikken!
  5. nicolo

    nicolo Valued Member

    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...
  6. swampthing500

    swampthing500 New Member


    thanks guys...
    whats ram muay ? lol
  7. DEATHskull

    DEATHskull TKD Bearfighter

    "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 the rest of the site is pretty interesting too. I guess most of this isn't usually done outside of Thailand.
  8. Ikken Hisatsu

    Ikken Hisatsu New Member

    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)
  9. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter

    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. :)
  10. Knight_Errant

    Knight_Errant Banned Banned

    muay thai kata? The very thought makes me shiver with revulsion...
  11. wayofthedragon

    wayofthedragon The Defender

    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........
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2005
  12. Knight_Errant

    Knight_Errant Banned Banned

    Interesting link.
    Hint; muay thai doesn't have any forms...
    so much the better....
  13. TheMightyMcClaw

    TheMightyMcClaw Dashing Space Pirate

    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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