Nai Khanom Tom Day

Posted by Tom on Mar 17, 2009 in Events |

Better known as the National Muay Thai Day, Nai Khanom Tom Day is all about paying respect to your kru aka your trainer. The story goes: Nai Khanom Tom was captured by the Burmese sometime in the 18th century. Now, back then, it was a rather ruthless time in South East Asia, well anywhere in the world really. The Burmese King liked to watch his foreign prisoners tackle his Burmese Muay Thai masters.

To cut a long story short, he owned nine or ten of them in a row and the Burmese king let him go.
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Nai Khanom Tom is now a synonymous name with Muay Thai, and considered to be one of the fathers of the sport. On a little side note, his name actually translates to “Mr. Boiled Snack”. Great isn’t it?

Just recently passed was the 5th World Thai Martial Arts Festival and Waikru Muaythai Ceremomy (Nai Khanomtom Day) which was held in Ayuthaya city, one of Thailand’s ancient capital.

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