If you decide to learn Muay Thai after your first trial training, you will soon deal with the equipment and the colors of the bracelets.
In the following article we would like to introduce you to the order of the individual colors and offer tips on equipment.
The most important things in 30 seconds:
- The basic equipment includes shorts and boxing gloves
- In addition, there is protective equipment: mouthguards, groin guards, shin guards and head protection.
- A colored bracelet, the so-called “Prajeat”, shows the progress of the training
Equipment for muay thai training
In Muay Thai, the combat clothing consists of at least one Muay-Thai-Shorts and the mandatory Boxing gloves. In addition, you can wear a groin guard, body protection and face mask as well as shin guards. Different types of bandages can also be used. In an emergency, you can avoid serious injuries.
Graduations and colors
Muay Thai is considered a Thai cultural asset, which is why this martial art is promoted and protected by the Thai state. The International Amateur Muay Thai Federation (IAMTF) is responsible for exams and trainer training in Muay Thai. In many Asian martial arts, the level of graduation is at the Color of the strap recognizable. This is different with Muay Thai because the graduation level is determined by the color of the bracelet is expressed. This bracelet has the shape of a cord and is also known as a prajeat.
It is worn on the upper arm and has depending on Khan graduation another colour:
- Khan: white prajeat
- Khan: yellow prajeat
- Khan: yellow and white prajeat
- Khan: green prajeat
- Khan: green and white Prajeat
- Khan: blue prajeat
- Khan: blue and white Prajeat
- Khan: braunes prajeat
- Khan: brown and white prajeat
- Khan: rotes Prajeat
- Khan: red and white Prajeat – C trainer
- Khan: red and yellow Prajeat – B trainer
- Khan: red and silver Prajeat – A trainer
- Khan: silver prajeat – master of Muay Thai
- Khan: goldenes Prajeat – Grand Master
More about the exams
The Examination and training program is from Thai Ministry of Education and Sports accepted.
The exams also include the old Muay Thai techniques that were practiced earlier when the fight was still done without boxing gloves. It is precisely these old techniques that are no longer used in competition that are of great help in self-defense on the street. In addition, the exam program also includes Stick and knife defense techniques as well as the Ground fighting.
Funfact: From the 11th Khan, basic knowledge of traditional Thai massage must also be proven. Every athlete receives a Thai sports pass. It is recognized by the government in Thailand. All competitions, courses, licenses and exams are entered in the pass. You don’t necessarily have to take part in competitions to take the Muay Thai exams.