The traditional Thai words that describe the moves of Muay Thai:
🎥 Video - Tony Jaa here describes & executes some ancient Muay Thai moves in the ONG BAK film - The examples were graphic descriptions from nature and life to help the fighter to recall the moves.
What Jaa is shouting out are some of following classical Muay Thai stances:
E.G. Grounded Feet, Crocodile Tail, Elephant Face, Hanuman's Ring, Bolting Horse, The Ogre's Sword, The Fall of Hera, Soldiers Marching and Mad Elephant.
* Muay Thai is ‘The science of 8 limbs’ – a Thai fighting style developed over thousands of years. No one knows exactly when Muay Thai was first practiced but it was considered a high art and part of the Thai Royal Court curriculum from around 1238AD. Apart from hand to hand uses in warfare, Muay Thai was considered a prestigious activity - with former Kings of Thailand sending their sons to train with temple monks as it was believed that bravery and fitness from training would lead to great and brave rulers.