List of Key Muay Thai Words, Terms and Commands

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List of Key Muay Thai Words, Terms and Commands

Here are many of the basic Thai words, terms and commands used in Muay Thai.

To learn how to count for Muay Thai, please visit the Muay Thai Numbers page.

For other martial arts words & commands, please visit the main Martial Arts Terminology section.

Important Muay Thai Words & Commands

  1. Block - Bat
  2. Clinch - Djab Ko
  3. Dodge - Pang Nga
  4. Elbow - Sawk
  5. Excuse Me/Sorry - Kor Toht
  6. Fight - Chok
  7. Foot - Tao
  8. Gloves - Nuam
  9. Good Bye - Laa Gon Na
  10. Head - Hua
  11. Hello - Sam Wat Dee
  12. Hit - Dtee
  13. Jump - Kradot
  14. Kick - Dtae
  15. Knee - Khao
  16. Leg - Kaa
  17. Nose - Jamook
  18. Punch - Mat or Mahd
  19. Shin - Na Kaeng
  20. Stomach - Tong
  21. Stop - Yud
  22. Thank You - Kop Kun
  23. Throw - Ting
  24. Thrust - Teep
  25. For the Thai names of Muay Thai techniques (i.e. Knee Bomb), please visit the Muay Thai Techniques section.

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