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1. Salab Fun Pla (Cross stitch)This is used for fighting at the distance. When the opponent throws a powerful straight punch, one steps outside of the opponent’s reach. So the opponent’s punch will not connect with the target. 

2. Paksa Waeg Rang (Bird peeping through the nest) This is used for fighting at close quarters. When the opponent throws a straight left to the face, one counters by stepping a little to the left making 60 degrees within the swing of the opponent’s left punch. Bend the left and right arms to block the punch, clapping the hands together like a Wai, peeping through the gap between both arms. 

3. Java Sad Hok (Java throws spear) This is used for throwing elbow from the outside. When the opponent throws a straight left to the face, one sways the body to the right about 30 degrees, with the weight on the right leg. Bend the left arm, use the knee to strike at the ribs below the left armpit. 

4. Inao Taeng Kris (Inao stabs his kris) This is used for elbowing in the inside. When the opponent throws a straight left to the face, counter by stepping the left foot forward, making the angle of 60 degrees, the weight on the left foot, bend the right elbow in parallel to the floor, and strike the elbow at the opponent’s ribs. 

5. Yor Khao Pra Sumer (Lifting the Sumer Mountain) When the opponent throws a straight left and steps closer, counter by moving the right foot forwards, lower the body, bend the right knee with the left leg taut, the body inclining by 45 degrees, the weight on the right leg. Straighten up the right leg while throwing a hook or an uppercut to the opponent’s chin, while guarding one’s chin with the left arm. 

6. Ta Tel Kam Fak (Old man holding the melon) When the opponent throws a straight left, while stepping the left foot forwards, counter by moving the left foot forwards towards the right to escape the punch. Bend the left knee a little and throw a left uppercut to the chin. The right fist is also bent to protect against the opponent’s left punch. 

7. Mon Yan Lak (Mon supports the pillar) Thrust a kick when the opponent throws a straight left and moves close. One should counter by swaying the body to the right about 45 degreed with the weight on the right foot, and the arms bent to guard the face. Look at the opponent, launch a thrusting kick to the chest or to the region of the abdomen below the navel so as to blast the opponent away. 

8. Pak Luk Toy (Impaling the stake)When the opponent kicks the body, counter by using the elbow to block it and pressing the sharp end of the elbow on the shin of the opponent. If the elbow makes a right contact, it could crack the opponent’s shin. 

9. Jarake Fad Hang (Crocodile sweeps its tail)When the opponent throws a straight left, counter by advancing the right foot as if doing a footwork to the right to avoid the opponent’s punch. Bend your arm either right or left to protect your face, then turn around using the right or left leg to strike an upwards kick to the region of the abdomen below the navel or to the neck. One must swing the leg so that the heel makes contact. 

10. Hak Nguang Iyara (Break the elephant’s tusks)
When the opponent throws a fight kick to the ribs, counter by moving close to the opponent, with the left leg straightened and the right knee bent. Hold the right foot of the opponent with the left hand, raise it high, then use the elbow to hit the opponent’s upper thigh or if you could raise the elbow as high as the opponent’s head, bang it on the head. 

11. Nakha Bid Hang (Serpent twists its tail)When the opponent throws the right kick to the ribs, counter by swaying the body to the left with weight on the left leg. Use the left hand to grasp the heel of the opponent and the right hand to twist the tip of the foot outwards, then strike the knee against the shin or the upper thigh of the opponent. This strike has to be executed very quickly, or else one might be found to break the rules by twisting the opponent’s foot. 

12. Virun Hok Klab (Bird somersaults)When the opponent throws a right kick, counter by preempting such move. One makes a thrusting kick at the opponent’s upper thigh or anywhere on the shin. If you want to hit the chin, make contact with the heel. And if you want to hit the upper thigh, make contact by pecking the big toe part at the target. This should be very painful. 

13. Dab Chawala (Extinguish the lamps)When the opponent approaches with thee left foot forwards while throwing the left punch to the body, counter by using the right arm to guard one’s chin. Step towards the right to avoid the left punch, sway the body to the right, using the arm to brush away and press the opponent’s left arm. Quickly fire the left punch to the area between the nose and mouth or the eye socket, or lower the body to throw punch at the body around the heart or plexus. 

14. Khun Yak Jab Ling (The giant catches the monkey)This trick is for the inside fighting. One will have to use elbow, knees, and punches in a very quick and continuous succession so that the opponent would not be allowed time to settle down. This tactic is called in Muay Thai “Mai Pan Lam”, and only used by the boxer who is so versatile with Muay Thai, capable of using all weapons in a sharp and sudden burst. 

15. Hak Kor Erawan (Break the elephant’s neck)When the opponent throws a straight left, while his right arm still guards the chin, counter by moving the left foot quickly towards the opponent, thrusting the right arm forwards to brush the opponent’s left arm away, and jumping to take held of the opponent’s neck and press it down quickly and sharply. Throw the knee to the upper part of the chest, the stomach, or the face if the opponent’s face could be pushed down so low.

 

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1. Erawan Soei Nga (Elephant thrusting its tasks)When the opponent moves the left foot to get closer and throw a straight left to the body, while keeping the chin guarded with the right arm counter by slightly swaying the body to the left to avoid the punch and thrusting the left arm to push aside the opponent’s guarding right arm. Then twist the body to the right so as to throw an uppercut to the opponent’s chin. Be careful to get so close that one’s shoulder rests against the opponent’s chest. 

2. Bata Loop Pak (Foot touches face) When the opponent moves in by stepping the left leg forwards with the chin guarded by the right fist, one should be prepared to throw a straight left to the face. This counter is done by launching the left fist to brush aside the opponent’s left punch. He should be knocked to one’s right. Give a straight and upward kick to the opponent’s chin. This could be a purely horizontal kick or merely a light touch to the face. The proper technique for this trick is to incline the body to the left, leaving weight on the left leg, and both hands keeping guard at the chest level. 

3. Khun Yak Pa Nang (Giant steals the girl)When the opponent comes closers by stepping the left foot forwards while the chin remains guarded by the right fist in order to throw a left punch as a counter attack, one should hurry to step the left foot outside the left foot of the opponent, raise the right arm around the elbow to brush the opponent’s left arm away. Use the speed to move close to the opponent and the left arm to go round the opponent’s waist, trying to lift him by the hip, the chin used to push the opponent down. Knock the opponent against the floor with us on top. If the opponent lacks, good balance, his head might hit hard against the floor, and die as a result (this trick is now considered as against the boxing rules). 

4. Pra Ram Nao Sorn (Rama pulls the arrow string)When the opponent gets close to your body so as to use the two elbows against the head, counter by moving towards the opponent, simultaneously raising the lower arm parallel to the floor so as to guard against such double elbow attack. Quickly throw an uppercut to the opponent’s chin while stepping forwards to establish a firm foothold. 

5. Kraisorn Long Huai (Tiger descends into the stream)This is the manoeuvre to counter the Bata Loop Pak. When the opponent jumps high to kick the chin, counter by sidestep to your left to avoid the opponent’s right kick. Sway the body to the left with the weight on the left foot. Quickly thrust the right leg to kick the opponent’s back leg around the knee-joint to stop his advance. 

6. Kwang Liew Lang (Deer look back)When the opponent moves nearer to throw a right or left punch, to the face, counter by kicking to the opponent’s ribs, while guarding the chin carefully. If the opponent copes with this by stepping back to avoid the kick, you have to turn round quickly, using the kicking foot to be the support, turning your back to the opponent, and thrusting the other foot to kick the opponent’s chin or chest. 

7. Hiran Muan Paen Din (Mountain overturns earth)When the opponent launches a right kick to your ribs with both hands protecting his face, counter by raising the right arm around the elbow to block such kick, while turning round to use the left elbow to strike against the opponent’s chin. A Thai boxing term for this is “Sok Klab”. 

8. Naga Mood Badan (Serpent sneaks to the ocean kingdom)When the opponent attacks with a high right kick to the chin or the temple, counter by ducking below that right leg. When the opponent misses the target, he will lose his balance through the momentum force. Presented with such opportunity, you should thrust the kick to the knee-joint of the opponent with the tip of your right foot to trip him down. 

9. Hanuman Tawai Waen (Hanuman, the monkey king, presents the ring)

When the opponent steps closer with the left foot to throw the left punch to the face, while still guarding the chin. 

10. Yuan Tod Hae (Vietnamese casts a fishing net)When the opponent thrusts a kick with the foot tip to your lower abdomen, counter by using the left hand to brush away the thrust, holding the opponent’s ankle with the other hand, then cutting him down with a kick to the back of the knee-joint or thrusting a powerful kick to the opponent’s upper thigh or the region above the kneecap. 

11. Tayae Kam Sao (Tayae supports the pillar)When the opponent swings a left kick to the ribs by swaying his body to the right with the chin well guarded, counter by lifting the left foot and thrust it out with the heel hitting the opponent’s upper thigh right away. 

12. Hong Peak Hag (Swan with broken wings)When the opponent approaches with the left foot forwards while throwing a straight left to the face counter by moving the left foot to go close to the opponent’s body quickly, using the right fist to block away his punch, and quickly strike the left elbow in a diagonal line past the opponent’s ear against his upper arm or collar bone. 

13. Sak Puang Malai (------------------)When the opponent moves closer with the left foot thrusting forcefully forwards simultaneously firing a straight left to the face while carefully guarding his chin, counter by stepping close to the opponent, turning sideways to use your right fist to brush off the opponent’s left punch away from your body and finally throw “Sok Klab” (throw the elbow backwards) with left elbow to the lower chest or the temple in very quick succession of strikes. 

 

14. Tel Kwad Larn (Monk follower sweeps the floor) When the opponent stands on guard and move the left foot forwards to throw a punch counter by pretending to punch. When the opponent thus deceives tries to defend himself by a thrusting kick or stepping the left foot to launch a punch, you should quickly kick the left knee-joint of the opponent with full force to make him lose balance. Then move the left foot forwards to throw punches or elbow. 

15. Faad Luk Buab (Monk throw his clothes ove the Shoulder) When the opponent approaches with the left foot moving forwards to throw a straight left with his chin well guarded, counter by stepping the left foot into the inside, using the right arm to block off the opponent’s left arm, and throwing a sharp left elbow to the area between his nose and mouth. When the opponent starts to step back to throw a right hook beat him to it by moving the right foot forwards to get close to him while throwing a left elbow repeatedly to his face while using the arm to guard your ribs against the opponent’s possible punches.

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