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Q: Muay Thai (form of martial arts) ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Muay Thai (form of martial arts)
Category: Sports and Recreation
Asked by: magwriter-ga
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Posted: 17 May 2004 04:12 PDT
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Question ID: 347466
Seeking info on the form of martial arts known as muay thai (sometimes
it's spelled slightly differently, such as my thai). Would especially
like info on what exactly muay thai is, the specific steps/moves that
muay thai students would learn, and how this differs from other forms
of martial arts.

Request for Question Clarification by feilong-ga on 17 May 2004 05:12 PDT
Typing "muay thai" in Google web search yields thousands of results
and I think you have already done that. I don't want to dissapoint you
by giving you the same sites that you may have already visited. Are
you seeking info from available online sources?

Clarification of Question by magwriter-ga on 17 May 2004 05:59 PDT
Yes, I have done a basic search, but - as you noted - there are a ton
of sites. Many of the ones I visited were for muay thai schools,
clubs, etc. and mainly had info about their specific organization. I'm
trying to find general info about muay thai and the moves/techniques
involved. If you can find any online sources that list that info - or
even point me in the right direction of any books or movies that
feature muay thai - it'd be great. Thanks very much!
Subject: Re: Muay Thai (form of martial arts)
Answered By: feilong-ga on 17 May 2004 11:34 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Magwriter-ga

Thanks for replying to my inquiry. In answering your question I asked
a Thai friend regarding the correct spelling. Although there are
slight differences in spelling (like you said) the correct one is
"Muay thai" which means "Thai kickboxing". Some spell it as "Muang
thai" but it is wrong because it means "City of Thailand". Like the
Chinese, Thailand has its own alphabet characters like the one on this
Thai alphabet

According to my friend, the spelling of "Muay thai" is based on the
pronounciation and that is the reason why there are different
spelling. "Muay thai" is the accepted form or "correct" spelling. Here
are other possible "incorrect" spellings you may find:

Muai thai
Muai tai
Muai tei
Muey thai
Muey tai
Muey tei
Muy thai
Muy tai
Muy tei
Moi thai
Moi tai
Moi tei
Moai thai
Moai tai
Moai tei

Below are some good sources of information regarding this martial art.
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Definitions and General information:
Muay thai - definition, meaning, explanation & information

House of Muay Thai
Muay Thai (Thai Boxing)

Global Directions, Inc. -
Muay Thai: The "Invincible" Martial Art of Thailand

For Muay thai techniques, there's no better source than the World Muay
Thai organization.


Muay thai in action - sample fights

Video References:

DCO Thailand
Video Training Course - Muay Thai Chaiyuth

United States Muay Thai Association
Muay thai DVD's

United States Muay Thai Association
Muay thai videos

Muay thai video

Books, Gear and Accessories:
All results for muay thai
Muay thai books

As you already know, there are tons of information about this subject.
You can find more related information, videos, and books from the last
links below.

Search strategy:

"muay thai" meaning

"muay thai" forms

"muay thai"

"muay thai" videos

I hope this helps you. If you have a question, please feel free to
post your clarification and I'll attend to you as soon as possible.
Thanks for asking.

Best regards,
magwriter-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Excellent answer! Very helpful, and amazingly fast.

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