Master K’s Muay Thai Song

About 4 months before I left for Thailand I was beginning my sincere efforts to learn the Thai language.  Master K told me I should learn “The Muay Thai...

About 4 months before I left for Thailand I was beginning my sincere efforts to learn the Thai language.  Master K told me I should learn “The Muay Thai Song” in Thai and perform it as an exercise.  He gave me a tape recorder with an audio cassette of him singing the song, which works as a description of “the 12,” a twelve-strike combination that is signature to Master K.

It took me forever to learn the song.  Not only is the melody unusual, making learning the rhythm a thing to itself, but I didn’t understand the words from one another at all.  I understand them now, which is pretty awesome, and the melody is beautiful with the tones and rhythm of the words.

So here’s the thing about this song: the opening lyrics are “Come to Thailand, the land of Muay Thai/ hurry to Thailand, to learn Muay Thai.”  I heard this song a long time ago, when I first started training with Master K.  It’s very much a part of him and his person – he rewrites lots of English songs with Thai lyrics just because he likes the tune and he’s a poet.  I take the song to heart and have come to Thailand to learn Muay Thai.

When I left New York, Master K was telling me every day not to go.  When I called him every day from the road on the way to Colorado for our flight, he told me to turn around and come back.  I miss him very much – BUT the words of the song are his and I’m being dutiful in that sense.

So now I finally recorded the song, singing it at the waterfall I visit on my afternoon run.  Master K, this song is from and for you!

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A 100 lb. (46 kg) female Muay Thai fighter. Originally I trained under Kumron Vaitayanon (Master K) and Kaensak sor. Ploenjit in New Jersey. I then moved to Thailand to train and fight full time in April of 2012, devoting myself to fighting 100 Thai fights, as well as blogging full time. Having surpassed 100, and then 200, becoming the westerner with the most fights in Thailand, in history, my new goal is to fight an impossible 471 times, the historical record for the greatest number of documented professional fights (see western boxer Len Wickwar, circa 1940), and along the way to continue documenting the Muay Thai of Thailand in the Muay Thai Library project: see patreon.com/sylviemuay

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