KHAN 9 THE ARTS OF WAI KHRU

Muaythai Wai Khru Ritual

According to ancient tradition, before Muaythai fighting starts, the Wai Khru to pay homage to the teacher or master of Muaythai is required. This offers blessings and boosts morale of the fighter.
The ritual is accompanied by the Wai Khru. It is not only the way to study the stance and fighting style of the opponent, but also the best way to stress and prepare body and mind to be ready for battle.

These fighting techniques can be adapted to any situation. Practitioners of Muaythai techniques nee to know the goal of each technique and at the same time learn the way to counter it. The countering techniques depend largely on fighting instinct and the agility/speed of each person. These techniques include warding off, guarding, swerving, ducking, springing, elbow, thrust, punch, knee strike, direct defense, swiveling, etc. When mastered, these techniques can be modified and applied in the ring without having to do everything by the book.