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TONY JAA
Date of Birth
5 February 1976,Surin,Thailand

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Panom Worawit

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5'6" 1.68 m

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Panom Yeerum was born on February 5, 1976, in the northeastern province of Surin, Thailand. His parents were elephant herders. Panom watched martial arts films as a young kid and began to emulate some of his idols, from Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan to Jet Li. After seeing the Thai action film "Born to Fight", Panom met and studied martial arts and stunt work as a teen under the director of that film, Panna Rittikrai. Panom went to university where he studied a variety of martial arts, from tae kwondo to judo. It was not long before Panom would get work, doubling for Robin Shou and James Remar in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) and when his demo reel was seen by director Prachya Pinkaew, the film Ong-bak (2003) was created for Panom, who is now going by the name of "Tony Jaa" in hopes to bring his style of action to international audiences.

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  • MUAY THAI

    Muay Thai
    ("Thai Boxing") is the Thai name for a form of hard martial art practiced in several Southeast Asian countries including Thailand, Cambodia (where it is known as Pradal Serey), Malaysia (where it is known as Tomoi) and as a similar style in Myanmar (called Lethwei) and in Laos (Muay Lao). The different styles of fighting in mainland Southeast Asia are analogous to the different types of Kung Fu in China or Silat in the South East Asian islands or the Malay World. It is the national sport of Thailand, and is also known as Thai Boxing or The Art of the Eight Limbs.

    Muay Thai has a long history in Thailand. Today, the Thai military uses a modified form of Muay Thai called Lerdrit. Traditional Muay Thai, as it is practiced today, varies slightly from the original art and uses kicks and punches in a ring with gloves similar to those used in Western boxing. Muay Thai is referred to as "The Science of Eight Limbs", as the hands, shins, elbows, and knees are all used extensively in this art. A master practitioner of Muay Thai thus has the ability to execute strikes using eight "points of contact," as opposed to "two points" (fists) in Western boxing and "four points" (fists, feet) used in the primarily sport-oriented forms of martial arts. Muay Thai is an especially versatile, brutal, straightforward martial art.


    Ram Muay before an amateur Muay Thai matchContents [hide]
    1 Terminology
    2 Pre-fight rituals
    3 Techniques
    3.1 The Clinch
    3.2 Defense against punches and kicks
    3.3 Elbow techniques
    3.4 Kicking techniques
    3.5 Knee techniques
    4 Conditioning
    5 History
    5.1 Nai Khanomtom
    5.2 Kickboxing
    5.3 Mixed Martial Arts
    6 The rules
    6.1 Weight divisions
    6.2 Boxing gloves
    6.3 Wai Kru and Round Definition
    6.4 Scoring
    6.5 Fouls
    6.6 Drug Usage
    7 Associations and Federations
    8 Media depiction
    8.1 Films
    8.2 Computer and video games
    9 Notable Figures in Muay Thai
    10 See also
    11 References
    12 Notes



    [edit] Terminology
    Nak Muay - A Muay Thai fighter
    A pair of Muay Thai shorts, note the Thai text that translates to Muay Thai in English.Nak Su - Thai word for Muay Thai warrior (in Muay Thai term)
    Kru - Instructor or trainer
    Ajarn - Master or instructor (more advanced than kru)
    Wai Kru (also transliterated as Whai Kru) - A ritual before a competition. The fighter performs three bows, on the third one the fighter concentrates, thinking about someone who is very dear to them. This ritual is meant to show respect toward family, gym and teacher.
    Ram Muay - The Ram Muay is the pre-fight ritual conducted after the Wai Kru. It is a dance that the fighter performs to traditional music. In ancient times, the Ram Muay was used as a warm-up before a fight, but it is now performed prior to the beginning of a Muay Thai match.
    Pra Jiad - A type of armband worn by Muay Thai fighters. The Pra Jiad gives good luck and confidence to the athletes. Some Muay Thai fighters prefer to wear one Pra Jiad, while others wear two. In some Western Muay Thai gyms colored Pra Jiad are used to show rank, much like the colored belt system used in Karate, Taekwondo, etc., although other methods of showing rank are used, as well.
    Mong Kon - Headgear worn by Muay Thai fighters to signify those athletes whom their teachers feel have learned many of the skills and techniques of Muay Thai. They are presented at ceremonies honoring the fighters and are to be worn only in the ring during fights. However, they must never fall on, be close to or held near the ground as doing so will cause the Mong Kon to lose its magic. The student is never allowed to touch or handle the Mong Kon. Only his Kru or Ajarn may handle it. The trainer will take care of the headgear, will present the band to the fighter just before a competition and will recover it from him at the conclusion of the match. In the past, one could tell the school from which a fighter originated based on the color and style of his Mong Kon.
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  • Ryan Whitelaw
    luv Ryan Whitelaw

    sa wa dee kurp . muay thai is amazing i started 1 year a go and i no can do the monkey travling the earth high knee tell every body about muay thai , koob kun

    9/26/10
  • A.O Lockxz
    luv A.O Lockxz

    muay boran and krabi krabong are the best together !

    9/26/10
  • Garfield
    Garfield

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    9/26/10
  • Ryan Ward

    i have just started Muay Thay and i think it is great :) great for keeping fit and great for self defence :)

    9/17/10
  • Magi
    luv Magi

    i go Muay Thai ..my teacher is John Walsh

    7/25/10
  • Dale R
    Dale R

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    6/29/10
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    -Dela-

    DON'T READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST POSSIBLE FRIDAY BY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE.TOMORROW WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW YOU'VE STARTED READING THIS. DON'T STOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 1. say your name ten times. 2. say your mom's name five times. 3. say your crushes three times 4. paste this to four other groups. If you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday. But if you read this and do not paste this, then you will have very bad luck. SEND THIS TO 5 GROUPS IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOU'RE DONE PRESS F6 AND YOUR CRUSH'S NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS ON THE SCREEN. THIS IS SO FREAKY BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY WORKS hha Work MuJ

    6/24/10
  • Joe
    Joe

    ilu

    4/25/10 via Mobile
  • Colin Fahy
    Colin Fahy

    Muay Thai is a 100times better then KickBoxing!

    4/9/10
  • DJ Mizzaks
    DJ Mizzaks

    dude no a fence but kickboxing is shite :L :L :L :L

    4/8/10
  • Bobby Lee Moa
    luv Bobby Lee Moa

    i love muay thai b-coz of this guy im addicted to movies with this fight style.

    3/26/10 via Mobile
  • Ryzer Boiz
    Ryzer Boiz

    try kickboxing i am a kickboxer in aberdeen scotland and its amazing try it some day

    3/15/10
  • BiigSwaggy
    luv BiigSwaggy

    Ive Been doing muay boran for ages and will soon start shaolin

    2/15/10
  • Bradley Hernandez

    I love muay Thai ive been studyin it the best too learn its soo badass!!!!!!! Its where u come with one and ur mind total control and self confience of u and ur mind all u need to do is believe!!!!!!!!

    1/29/10
  • Linda And Ian K
    Linda And Ian K

    kaizen muay thai scotland edinburgh p.s tj is world class

    1/29/10
  • KiD Krayz
    KiD Krayz

    ive been doin muay thai 4 6 years

    1/8/10
  • Robbie W
    Robbie W

    Good fighter

    1/5/10 via Mobile
  • - Easone .

    CHECK OUT MY TONY JAA SKIN

    12/27/09
  • Mohammad

    love da movie ong buk

    11/29/09
  • Katene CentraL
    luv Katene CentraL

    ooOooosh mean Tony Jaa's the man :DD

    11/24/09