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Muay Thai Terminology
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Muay Thai Terminology

Here are some of the thai expressions used in daili muay thai training. Most muay thai gyms in Thailand can tach you in english, but being able to say a few words in Thai will make the whole thing more interesting. For basic muay thai instructions, check out muay thai main.

Terminology: Muay Thai Terminology

  • Technical Terminology
    Muay Thai
    • Lop
    • Bat
    • Buok
    • Grajab
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    • Pang nga
    • Dtee
    • Dtee mat
    • Yaeb
    • Mat drong
    • Mat at
    • Uppercut
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    • Dtoi
    • Dtoi Lom
    • Dtee sawk
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    • Sawk chieng
    • Sawk hug
    • Sawk klab
    • Sawk ku
    • Sawk sob
    • Sawk tad
    • Sawk tong
    • Dtae
    • Dtae tao
    • Dtae tad
    • Dtae pub nok
    • Dtae wiang
    • Djog yan
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    • Kradot dtae wiang
    • Dtae kradot
    • Neb
    • Teep
    • Teep dan lang
    • Teep duen son
    • Teep drong
    • Dtae kao
    • Kao lod
    • Kao drong
    • Dtai kao
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    • Kao kong
    • Kao loy
    • Choraked faad hang
    • Muay plam
    • Ting
    • Djab ko
    • Hook
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    • Sawing
    • Faad
    • Chaikrong
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  • Competition Terminology
    Muay Thai
    • Nak muay
    • Ao! Jai !Sai!
    • Andap
    • Champ
    • Chok
    • Book
    • Jang wa
    • Yok
    • Fet rao
    • Gamagang
    • Yaek
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    • Yud
    • Dadsin
    • Gaan Dasin
    • Faidaeng
    • Fainamnerng
    • Koo ek
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  • Bodyparts Terminology
    Muay Thai
    • Gangkeng Muay
    • Kaa
    • Kao
    • Na kaeng
    • Lang tao
    • Tao
    • Aenken
    • Kaen
    • Sawk
    • Mat
    • Hua
    • Na paang
    • Baak
    • Dtaa
    • Jamook
    • Huachai
    • Tong noi
    • Kagangai
    • Kamab
    • Limpee
    • Daihuachai
    • Grammon Srisa
    • Dtai
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  • More words used in
    Muay Thai
    • Muay thai
    • Muay acheep
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    • Muay sakon
    • Sanam muay
    • Wehtee
    • Sangwien
    • Nuam
    • Paa pan mue
    • Yang gan fan
    • Grasawb
    • Ram muay
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    • Yang sam kung
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    • Mongkon
    • Kruang Rang
    • Wai Kru
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    • Khuen Kru
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    • Am nuay phawn
    • Dontree muay
    • Wong
    • Wong muay
    • Gawn Welaa
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    • Kru
    • Kru muay
    • Raigaan muay
    • Kai
    • Kai muay
    • Kradot
    • Cha kwa nee
    • Rae o
    • Dtai
    • Namnak
    • Run
    • Kwaa
    • Saai
    • Pee liang
    • Nueng
    • Sorng
    • Sarm
    • See
    • Ha
    • Hok
    • Ched
    • Paed
    • Kao
    • Sib
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  • Other thai phrases etc.
    • Sa wadee
    • La kon
    • Aroon sa wadee
    • Sayan sa wadee
    • Ra tree sa wadee
    • Chan shue
    • Khob chai mark
    • Khob ton rub tharn
    • Tharn sa bi dee rhuee
    • Ek thee
    • Chan mai khao chai
    • Shuay chan noi doi ma?
    • Chan ma chark saha rat
    • Tharn wa yarng rai?
    • We la tao rai?
    • Chan pood dai tae pasa
      Anglish
    • Prode pood hai sah kwa nee

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Duck
Block
Shin block, also called kaak
Groin guard - avoiding getting hit
between the legs
dodge - evade
To hit
To hit with the fist
Jab - borrowed from english
Straight punch
Uppercut
The english word "uppercut" is
also understood in thailand
To box - boxing
Shaddow boxing - Forms
Literally: "Boxing Air" - Box with the wind / air
To hit / strike with the elbow
Diagonal elbow strike
Levering elbow strike
Reverse elbow strike
Double elbow strike
Chopping elbow elbow strike
Jab elbow
Smashing down elbow strike
To kick - kick
To kick with the foot
Low sweeping kick
Kick to the outside of the knee
Round kick
Roundhouse kick to the thighs.
Literally: "Piercing the bellows"
Jumping roundhouse kick
Jump kick
Pecking kick with the ball of the foot.
To push with the underside of the foot.
Foot thrust to the rear
A heel push
Pushing with the foot straight forward
Knee kick
Low knee
Frontal knee kick
Knee kick from the side.
Literally: "kidney knee" kneekick to the kidneys
Over arm knee kick
Jumping knee kick. Literally: "knee jump"
Turn Kick, literally: "crocodile thrashes its tail"
Muay thai wrestling
Throw
Grabbing - clinching
A hook. The english word "hook" is also
used in muay thai tha.
A swing. Like the english word "swing"
To thrash, wipe or swipe
Floating ribs
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Thaiboxer
Ready to fight or pay attention
Rating
Champion
Fight
Attack
Timing and rhytm
Round
K.O.
The referee
Break or seperate. Referee:
When he wants the fighters to seperate.
Stop - used by the referee
To judge or to decide something
Judging
The red corner of the muay thai ring
The blue corner of the muay thai ring
The most important bout.
Literally: "Number one pair"
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The boxers trunk - Upper body
Leg
Knee
Shin
Instep
Foot
Protecting instep and shin
Arm
Elbow
Fist
Head
Forehead
Mouth
Eyes
Nose
Heart
Stomach
Vital point jawbone
Vital point - temples
Vital point - solar plexus
Vital point under the heart
Vital point on the top of the head
Vital point - kidneys
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Thaiboxing
Professional muay thai boxing
(where athletes box for money)
Western style boxing (classic boxing)
Boxing stadion
Ring
Ring ropes
Gloves
Bandages worn under the gloves
Mouth guard
Punching bag or bag
The dance performed during the
pre-fight ceremony
3-step muay thai pre fight dance part
of the pre fight ceremony
Headband worn during the pre fight ceremony
Bands worn around the biceps
Part of the pre fight ceromony.
Literally: "Obeisance to teacher / instructor"
The ceremony in which a teacher accepts
a new student
Blessing
The music played during a muay thai match
Band - music playing band
The band playing during the match
Novice fights held before the main fights.
Literally: "before time"
Teacher - instructor
Muay thai teacher or instructor
Boxing program
Camp
Boxing camp (aka muay thai training camp)
Jump
Slower
Faster
To die
Weight
Weight category
Right side
Left side
Seconds
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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Hello
Goodbye
Good morning
Good evening
Good night
My name is...
Thank you very much
You are welcome
You are welcome (another form)
One more time
I do not understand
Can you help me
I am from the United States
How do you say...?
I cannot speak Thai
I speak english
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Please speak slower

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