Much has been made of the role of play in traditional Thai pedagogy. Instead of more rigidly define skills taught mechanically, with precision, a great deal of Muay Thai in Thailand is developed in group experiences, through play and imitation. I've written about this a bit in these two articles: 1. The Slow Cook versus the Hack – Thailand Muay Thai Development 2. Precision – A Basic Motivation Mistake in Some Western Training And relatedly, Sylvie and I have talked about flow sta