Wai Khru- Ram Muay
Wai Khru- Ram Muay

Wai Kru and Ram Muay.


The Wai Kru is the first part of the dance, during it the fighter walks around the ring (ropes), stopping and bowing on every corner.

This act is a “Seal” symbol against bad luck and for the fighter protection during the fight. After the fighter goes into the middle of the ring and bows on his corner direction, where his trainers are located. Joins the gloves in front of his face, rappresenting the Wai and starts to tilt and pray (Buddha).

He repeats this movements three times to pay tribute to the three identities on different levels. Onor to Buddha, Sangha (Monks order) and Dharma (Buddha teachings). At the same time he pays tribute to his Master, to his Camp and to the forefathers fighters. After the Wai Kru, the fighter starts with the Ram Muay, a slow series of stylized movements performed to the rhythm of music, in direction of every Ring angles in search of protection.

070808 tvuncut pattaya (1)This movement series it’s specific for every person, in fact every dance is different for every fighter. Some fighters use some movements that indicates their home province of Thailand, while others simply add personal moves.

In short, the Ram Muay has become an addes fun for Muay Thai audience.