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Muay Thai Kickboxing. Hing Dai (Brothers) Tim Kimball Loren Garrone Dominic Lockhart Robert Nooney Elvin Vu Sam Waniewski John Weis. History of Thai People History of sport Equipment Rules Wai Khru Moves Terminology Fighters. Muay Thai in Media Bell’s Level of SGP

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muay thai kickboxing

Muay Thai Kickboxing

Hing Dai (Brothers)

Tim Kimball

Loren Garrone

Dominic Lockhart

Robert Nooney

Elvin Vu

Sam Waniewski

John Weis

presentation overview
History of Thai People

History of sport



Wai Khru




Muay Thai in Media

Bell’s Level of SGP

Economic Impact

Expansion & Adaptation

Review Questions

Activity Overview

Presentation Overview
history of thai people
History of Thai People
  • Migrated from Southern China
  • Unified Kingdom in 14th Century
  • Constant conflict
  • Always independent (Thai=Free)
  • Religion
history of sport
History of Sport
  • Began in Military
  • Ayutthaya- Ancient Thai capital for 400 years
history of sport5
History of Sport
  • Original writings lost in territorial conflict
  • Reign of Tiger King- Hands/ forearms bound with horse hair dipped in glass
  • No weight classes
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History of Sport
  • School curriculum
  • Suam Gularb- first Thai stadium (1920)
  • Punching bag Gloves and Hand wraps
let s get ready to rumble
Let’s Get Ready to Rumble
  • Fighters must be trained by a Muay Thai teacher
  • Contestants weigh in before fights
  • Boxers are required to do the Wai Khru ritual dance before fighting
  • Scoring
  • Fight Rules
- A traditional dance and prayer

- Pays respect to teachers

- literally means (respect to teacher)

Part of Muay Thai

Wai Khru


Wai Khru


Mae Mai Muay Thai (15)= master tricks

Look Mai Muay Thai (15)= detailed, after Mae Mai

Cherng Muay Thai (65)= traditional basics

Kon muay (82)= traditional technique

-Jujom = offense or attack

-Kae = defense or counter



Mad = punches or fists

Sok = Elbows

Kao = Knees

Tao = Feet or kicks

Jujom = offense or attack

Kao = use of knees

Then Kon Muay Jujom Kao = attack using knees


kon muay jujom kao break the elephants neck clinch and attack with knee
Kon Muay Jujom Kao

“break the elephants neck ”

Clinch and attack with knee

“Hak Kor Aiyara”


Unique to Muay Thai --> “Thai Clinch”

Control over opponents head and neck

Usually supplemented with knee and elbow strikes

-Hak Kor Aiyara

The Clinch

Kick loses to Punch,

Punch loses to Knee,

Knee loses to Elbow,

Elbow loses to Kick

Diesel Noi “'the knees that knocked holes in the sky”

Full name: Charin Sorndee Deisel Noi Chor Thanasukarn

Win: Over 50 consecutive wins Loss: no recorded loss Association: Sor Banchongsak Camp Height 6’0 Weight 140Style Muay Thai Birth Date: December 26, 1961 Country Thai Land

-abandoned his title, because he could find no worthy competitors.

ramon dekker
Ramon Dekker

Name: Ramon DekkerNickname: The DiamondCountry: HollandStyle: Muay Thai / KickboxingDate of Birth: 4 September 1969Height: 5’ 7

Weight: 158 Lbs

Record: 175-24-1 (90 By KO) -One of the most famous “Farang” (foreigner of European decent) Muay Thai fighter of all time.

-Eight time Muay Thai kickboxing world

-First foreigner to win Muay Thai fighter of the year award.


Remy Bonjasky "The Flying Gentleman“

Win 29 Loss 9 Association Mejiro Gym Height 6'4 Weight 230 Style Muay Thai Birth Date 1-10-1976 Country Holland


K-1 WORLD GP 2003 in Las Vegas


K-1 WORLD GP 2004

Remy is well-known with his flying knee and sky kicks


Michael "Black Sniper" McDonald

  • Win: 49Loss:12
  • Association : Team Sniper Country : Canada Height: 5'11
  • Weight : 209 lbs
  • Titles
  • K-1 North American Grand-Prix 2004
  • K-1 North American Grand-Prix 2002
  • K-1 USA 2002
  • W.K.C. World Cruiser Weight
  • W.K.A. North American Heavyweight
  • Canadian Heavyweight
muay thai in media
Muay Thai in Media
  • Movies
    • Tony Jaa, “The Thai Warrior”
    • Nong Toom, National Boxing Icon
  • Video Games
    • Sagat, Street Fighter
    • Joe, Fatal Fury
    • Zack, Dead or Alive
tony jaa
Tony Jaa
  • Recently in 2005 Released Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior, in US theaters
  • Compared to great martial artists like Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Bruce Lee
  • The future of Martial Arts
  • World Wide fame as Muay Thai Action Star
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Tony Jaa

nong toom
Nong Toom
  • Born a Male
  • A national icon
    • Dedication
    • Championship
    • Overcomes diversities
  • Movie created based on her story.
    • Beautiful Boxer
beautiful boxer
Winner Grand Prix

Brussels International Film Festival 2004

Winner Grand Prix

Montreal Image+Nation International Film Festival 2004

Winner Best Film

19th Torino Festival Internazionale Film Festival 2004

Winner Best Film

18th Milano International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2004

Winner Best Narrative Feature

HBO Audience Award Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

Winner Best Actor

Supannahongsa Award Thai Academy Awards

Winner Best Makeup

Supannahongsa Award Thai Academy Awards

Winner Emerging Talent

Ekachai Uekrongtham Outfest 2004 Los Angeles

Winner Gehitu Sebastian Award

Ekachai Uekrongtham San Sebastian international Film Festival

Winner Jury Prize

Skeive Filmer Norway International Film Festival

Beautiful Boxer
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Beautiful Boxer

bell s level of sgp
Bell’s Level of SGP
  • Imperialistic
    • National Sport of Thailand
    • Recognized Internationally
economic impact
Betting on fighters

Equipment sold, and souvenirs

Sparing Mitts - $100

Tickets - $16

Head Gear - $95

6ft. Bag - $150

Shin Guards - $80

Economic Impact
  • Sparing Gloves - $90
  • Shorts - $60
  • Sparing Pads - $140
  • Ankle support - $30
training camp
Training Camp
  • 115,000 baht ($3560)
    • 6 Weeks
    • Flight
    • Hotel
    • Meals
    • Training
    • Extracurricular activities
    • Country tour
expansion adaptation
Expansion & Adaptation
  • Originally named “Kaad Chuek”.
  • Muay Thai got its name after adopting western-styles of boxing.
  • The story of Jia Kaegkhmen
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Expansion & Adaptation
  • By 1950’s introduction of ranking system:
    • 8 weight divisions
  • Rajadamnoen and Lumpinee (Stadiums) were built in Bangkok
  • Muay Thai adopted standard regulations
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Expansion & Adaptation
  • 70’s became the golden decade for Muay Thai
  • The United States claimed its first Muay Thai Kickboxing organization in 68
  • Ajarn Surachai “Chai” Sirisute founded The Thai Boxing Association of the USA (TBA-USA).
  • Today there are over 100 Muay Thai kickboxing organizations around the world.
  • History
  • Rules
  • Technique
  • Popular Fighters
  • Media
  • Bell’s Level of SPG
  • Economic Impact
  • Expansion & Adaptation
review questions
Review Questions
  • How many judges in a contest?
    • Three
  • What level of SPG is Muay Thai?
    • Imperialistic
  • What were fighters’ hands dipped in before matches?
    • Glass, Glue
  • T or F, the use of elbows are legal in Muay Thai?
    • True
  • What country did Muay Thai originate?
    • Thailand
  • Corliss, R. & Ressner J. (2005) The Next Action Hero. Time Magazine 165(3) Retrieved Oct. 29, 2007 from Academic Search Premier.
  • Horizon Muy Thai Boxing Camp. (2007, October 25). Muy Thai Rules. Retrieved October 24, 2007, from
  • International Kickboxing Federation. (2007, October 25). IKF Muay Thai Rules. Retrieved October 24, 2007, from
  • Unknown Author. House of Muay Thai. Retrieved: October 16th, 2007, from
  • Unknown Author. (200?) Untitled Document. Retrieved Oct. 29, 2007 from
activity overview
Activity Overview
  • Split into your presentation groups
  • We will be doing techniques
    • Elbows
    • Kicks
    • Clinch with knee
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