The Muay Thai Ring
The Muay Thai ring is the same size as that used for Western boxing –
All professional Muay Thai fighters have official ring names. The first part of the name is generally their own, while the second is the name of the training camp to which they belong. So in the case of Komgrit Sitpraprom, who is one of the fighters featured in the step-
There are many superstitions associated with the Muay Thai ring. On entering the ring, some contestants initially crouch down on the canvas in obeisance, first facing in the direction of their birthplace, and then the four cardinal point of the compass. Sometimes a contestant walks slowly around the edge of the ring, one hand on the top rope: this symbolically seals off the ring from all outside interference. Other fighters place flowers in their own corner, paying homage to the presiding guardian spirit and praying for victory.