8. In the past, there was a fighting style in every part of the country because Thailand is a land of martial arts. But, the most important as well as famous styles came from 3 regions which include the “Fist of KHORAT”, the “Cunningness of LOPBURI”, and the “Technique of CHAIYA”. The so-called “fist” from Muay KHORAT is none other than “MUHD WIEANG KWAI” (or “Buffalo Swing Punch”). It was referred to as “MUEN CH’NGUD CHERNG CHOK” (or “Knight of the Effective Punching Technique”). Muay LOPBURI is known for its particular version of the straight punch. It was referred to as “MUEN MUAY MAAN MUHD” (or “Knight of the Accurate Punching Fists”) or “MUEN MUUE MAAN MUHD” (or “Knight of the Accurate Punching Hands”). Muay CHAIYA is famous for the technique known as “SUEAH LAHG HAHNG” (or “Tiger Drags Its Tail”) which involves squatting down really low in order to pounce upwards and takedown the opponent. A Chaiya Boxer defeated his opponent in front of the royalty using this particular technique. It was forever more known as “MUEN MUAY MEE CHUUE” (or “Knight of the Famous Fighting Art”). They’re collectively referred to as “MUEN MUAY MEE CHUUE”, “MUEN MUUE MAAN MUHD”, and “MUEN CH’NGUD CHERNG CHOK”.
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