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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Hey guys. After a tiring workout at the gym, this guy approached me and asked whether I could perform the "Wai Kru" or the Thai Ritual Dance that's done before a match. I did though it still needed room for improvement. I'm getting rusty...

Anyways, my friend asked me to post the instructions for the dance and thus I'll put in the steps required. This version is actually from a certain Muay Thai camp in Thailand and is one of my favourites as in performing it, you get to stretch and move around in the ring. Enjoy!

(Goes to the punching bag and eyes it hungrily)


Taken from WMTC website. (Hey I said I was rusty...)

Step 1. - Stand upright, clasping hands and place them together on the forehead. The elbows should be separate from each other. Use the right foot to step forward.

Step 2. - Raise the left knee and step forward at an angle. Slowly place your left hand on your left knee and place your right fist in front of your forehead.

Step 3. - Lower your right hand to your hip and raise the left hand to your forehead. (Twice)

Step 4. - Take 2 short steps forward with the left foot for the 2 position.

Step 5. - Now raise your right knee and step forward. Put your right hand on the knee and place the left fist in front of your forehead.

Step 6. - Lower the left hand down and raise the right hand up to your forehead. (Twice)

Step 7 - Take 2 short steps forward with your right foot towards the third position.

Step 8. - Raise the left knee at an angle and step forward to the first position. Slowly place your left hand on your left knee and your right fist in front of your forehead.

Step 9. - Lower the right hand down and raise the left hand up to your forehead.(twice)

Step 10. - Take 2 short steps forward to the first position with the left foot.

Step 11. - Raise the right knee at an angle and step the second position. Set the right foot and tilt it towards the second position and then change to the third position.

Step 12. - Raise your left knee at an angle and step forward to the second position. Slowly place your left hand on your left knee and your right fist in front of your forehead,

Step 13. - Lower your left hand and take a step forward to the left. Put on guard and step to the right. Step forward until the boxer is in his own corner. Then bow.

Step 14. - Now go beat that other boxer up. ;)

Phew!

Your Muay Thai Trained Discipline Rep,
Paladin
(Khai)

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