Just beautiful. Watch Multiple World Champion Muaythai Fighter Buakaw Banchamenk demonstrate the WAI KHRU movements. What do you think of this tradition?


The art of Muaythai from past to present has a tradition that every fighter must perform the Wai Khru before every competition.

Wai Khru is performed as a means of paying respect to the chairperson of the competition or in the past as a way to pay homage to the King who would normally be a spectator on almost every occasion. It also symbolizes the gratefulness of the fighter towards his mentor who had trained him and as a means of concentrating himself mentally for the competition.

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