Muay Thai Words

Below is a list of words and phrases used in Muay Thai. If you are interested in this martial art then it’s a good idea to learn these words in Thai. 

  • Thai boxing = Muay Thai
  • fighter = nakmuay
  • warrior = nak su
  • boxing stadium = sanam muay
  • boxing ring = veti muay (vaytee muay)
  • boxing = som muay
  • fighting = chock muay
  • red corner = fai deng
  • blue corner = fai namnung
  • Wai Kru = dance before the fight
  • teacher = kru
  • Boxing teacher = kru (or ajan)
  • boxing gym = kai muay
  • round = yok
  • 1st round = yok ti nung
  • 2nd round = yok ti song
  • 3rd round = yok ti sam
  • 4th round = yok ti si
  • 5th round = yok ti ha

 

  • pair = ku
  • first pair = ku ti nung
  • main fight = ku ek
  • elbow = fansok
  • uppercut elbow = tapmala
  • kick = teh
  • front kick = teep
  • knee = kao
  • punch = mat
  • jab = yab
  • right = gua
  • left = sai (pronounced sigh)
  • gloves = nuam
  • boxing oil = naman muay
  • hand wraps = pad meu
  • mouth guard = fang yang
  • fast = reu
  • slow = sha
  • boxing = muay
  • to box= som muay
  • punch = chok
  • to win = chanak
  • to lose = peh
  • good luck = chok di

Now that you know some words in Thai why not try a Muay Thai class? Contact Rawai Muay Thai for more information regarding training in Thailand.

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