The Muay Thai Ring

The Muay Thai Ring The Muay Thai ring is the same size as that used for Western boxing –– 24 square feet, the floor of the ring consisting of judo matting covered with canvas. Traditionally, the four sides of the ring are aligned with the four cardinal points of the compass, the red corner being […]

Teacher Initiation

Teacher Initiation (Krob Khru) In the Krob Khru ceremony, Muay Thai students who have all the necessary qualifications are elevated to the rank of teachers themselves. The teacher has first to consider which students are sufficiently knowledgeable and technically skilful to be worthy of promotion to the ranks of instructor. After the selection has been made, […]

Teachers Day

Annual Homage-Paying Ceremony (Wai Khru Prajam Pee) This ceremony is held annually throughout Thailand in schools, universities or wherever else learning, of whatever sort, takes place. Where Muay Thai is concerned, it is held either on Muay Thai Day (1 7th March) or any other traditionally propitious day, and requires the trainee fighters to show […]

Trainee Fighter Initiation

Trainee Fighter Initiation (Kuen Khur,Yok Khur) In the past, before a teacher accepted a new student, he first spent a great deal of time considering the proposition, trying to ascertain whether or not the person was really worthy of becoming his student. Some young fighters even initially had to act as servants to their prospective […]

Informing the Spirits Ceremony

Informing the Spirits Ceremony (Buwong Suwong) The enduring belief of the Thai people in the unseen, the spirits which inhabit all places and which have to be kept happy or, if necessary, appeased when they are angry, is mentioned several times elsewhere in this book. There are visible signs of this redolent animism, which coexists […]

Why Wai?

Why Wai? The reader who is unfamiliar with Thai culture may well be thinking, “What is wai?” and “Why wai?” What follows is, therefore, a brief “beginner’s guide” to this gracious custom and its usage in everyday life, as a basic understanding of the wai and its functions in Thai society will enhance the Muay […]

Traditions of Wai Khru

The Traditions of Wai Khru The following heading will present you with an in-depth incite into the unique tradition of Wai Khru (Paying Respect to the Teacher). Three forms of the ceremony – initiation as a Trainee Fighter, Annual Homage-Paying Ceremony and Initiation as a Teacher – are detailed here, while the fourth form – […]

Schools Out For Summer

Siam Camp is OPEN all through the School Holiday, with Extra Free sessions check out the time table below for Thai Boxing-Dodge Ball & Slack lining.   Week comm :  30th July Thai Boxing Every Wednesday 1pm to 3pm & Friday 10am to 12 noon Slack lining Every Wednesday 10am to 12 noon Dodge Ball […]