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War Dance: Wai Khru by Khongsittha Muay Thai

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Wai Khru Ram Muay is a ritual performed by participants before fighting in Muay Thai competitions. The "wai" is a traditional Thai greeting with the palms together as a sign of respect. "Khru" is the Thai form of the Sanskrit word guru meaning teacher. "Ram" is the Thai word for dancing in classical style and "Muay" means boxing. The full term can, therefore, be translated as "war-dance saluting the teacher". This class teaches you how boxers have for hundreds of years, shown respect and gratitude to their teacher, their parents, and to their ancestors. In the days when boxers fought in front of the royalty, the ram muay is performend to pay respect to the king.

Wai Khru Ram Muay is a ritual performed by participants before fighting in Muay Thai competitions. The "wai" is a traditional Thai greeting with the palms together as a sign of respect. "Khru" is the Thai form of the Sanskrit word guru meaning teacher. "Ram" is the Thai word for dancing in classical style and "Muay" means boxing. The full term can, therefore, be translated as "war-dance saluting the teacher". This class teaches you how boxers have for hundreds of years, shown respect and gratitude to their teacher, their parents, and to their ancestors. In the days when boxers fought in front of the royalty, the ram muay is performend to pay respect to the king.