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Muay Thai Champion Rates 7 Muay Thai Fights In Movies And TV | How Real Is It? | Insider

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  • Eight-time Muay Thai world champion and WBC Muaythai Hall of Famer Miriam Nakamato rates seven Muay Thai scenes in movies and TV, such as "Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior" and "Raya and the Last Dragon," for realism.
    Nakamoto breaks down the accuracy of Muay Thai techniques in "Power Rangers Jungle Fury" (2008) and "Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior" (2003), starring Tony Jaa. She looks at the realism of defensive and offensive tactics in "Raya and the Last Dragon" (2021) and "Furious 7" (2015), starring Paul Walker. She also looks at the realism of Muay Thai training and traditions in "Street Fighter II: V" (1995), "A Prayer Before Dawn" (2017), and "Kickboxer" (1989), starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.
    Nakamoto has been a Muay Thai practitioner for more than 20 years and has produced a perfect 16-0 record to date. Her background in other martial-arts includes kickboxing, boxing, and Brazilian jujitsu.
    You can follow Miriam here:
    Instagram: / miriamnakamoto
    Twitter: / miriamnakamoto
    Disclaimer: This video features martial-arts sequences performed by professionals. Please do not attempt to recreate or reenact any stunt or activity performed in this video.
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  • @neloysinha8098
    @neloysinha8098 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8319

    Most people wouldn't know Muay Thai if not for Tony Jaa and Ong Bak..dude's a legend

    • @ashleycorker2620
      @ashleycorker2620 2 ปีที่แล้ว +193

      If your a fan of muay Thai I highly suggest you watch samart Payakaroon if you've haven't before the man is a true legend in the muay thai world

    • @madnessbydesign1415
      @madnessbydesign1415 2 ปีที่แล้ว +170

      Tony's films are shot so well, they really demonstrate his ability. Long shots that really sell the action, rather than quick cuts to make someone 'look good'. Good stuff! :)

    • @Tgkjj
      @Tgkjj 2 ปีที่แล้ว +52

      3 influences for me when it came to being aware of muay Thai which are true crime 2, Bruce from Tekken and Tony JAA

    • @jerricvelasco976
      @jerricvelasco976 2 ปีที่แล้ว +73

      What about buakaw guys

    • @jesraelbalajo7787
      @jesraelbalajo7787 2 ปีที่แล้ว +59

      Buakaw..is legend

  • @mugtiles
    @mugtiles 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3721

    It's sad that Tony Jaa doesn't get much credit like he used to.

    • @chrishubbard64
      @chrishubbard64 2 ปีที่แล้ว +179

      Seriously, that dude could do some brutal looking battles. In a more just world he would have his own super popular niche like, jackie chan and his crazy stunts and desperate scramble, where nobody does it like them and they have a huge following.

    • @lampad4549
      @lampad4549 2 ปีที่แล้ว +63

      Cause he hasn't made any good movies lately.

    • @lampad4549
      @lampad4549 2 ปีที่แล้ว +95

      @@chrishubbard64 he does have a super popular niche, what bubble are you stuck in? And how is jackie chan a super popular niche? He is an international super star. Wait a minute? What is a super popular niche that's an oxymoronic statement.

    • @Angelo-dp1zt
      @Angelo-dp1zt 2 ปีที่แล้ว +17

      Muhammad ali and bruce lee make some mistakes to. They al humans its normal

    • @gandalainsley6467
      @gandalainsley6467 2 ปีที่แล้ว +37

      @@chrishubbard64 Jackie Chan was one of the most popular actors in the 90s and early 2000s because of his stunts and fight scenes that "he did them all himself" (he didn't do all of his fight scenes or stunts himself ). Tony Jaa's biggest problem was that he had maybe 3 good movies with him being in a leading role . He is similar in that way to Steven Seagal .

  • @user-np5uw7cf4w
    @user-np5uw7cf4w 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +200

    Tony Jaa's Muay Thai skills are not only showcased excellently in movies, but he is also a well-trained martial artist with a strong foundation in Muay Thai. Apart from his performances on screen, he has participated in various martial arts competitions and demonstrations, demonstrating his genuine expertise in the field of Muay Thai

  • @adamjamison698
    @adamjamison698 ปีที่แล้ว +915

    Here is another fact about Tony Jaa. Tony did fight as a Muay Thai Fighter. His record was 5-0. He decided to pursue movies because of the art of Muay Thai and Muay Boran for his country rather than just fighting against people. Tony Jaa's form is 10/10 for the movie Ong Bak.

    • @user-bg1nc4kw7e
      @user-bg1nc4kw7e ปีที่แล้ว +7


    • @mhattjeremie9883
      @mhattjeremie9883 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      And he earned more in movies

    • @SlayerofFiction
      @SlayerofFiction ปีที่แล้ว +8

      Are you seriously comparing someone with 5 fights (were they even pro?) vs someone who's an 8 time world champion?
      I think it's a bit telling you clowns actually think a movie is real, hint it's not.

    • @giacomogotta2253
      @giacomogotta2253 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      And he could save more elephants that way

    • @tchoythao1730
      @tchoythao1730 ปีที่แล้ว +18

      @@SlayerofFictiondon’t forget, he’s actually Thai. Means he grew up with it as his national sport. Course he’s no champion, but the art is in his blood as his birth right.

  • @Nimno74
    @Nimno74 2 ปีที่แล้ว +980

    Tony Jaa teeped to the face in that scene to return the disrespect the other guy had shown just before (Flipping him off, saying "f*ck muay thai"). Touching the face with a foot is considered disrespectful in traditional Thai culture.

    • @edi9892
      @edi9892 2 ปีที่แล้ว +26

      Thanks for pointing this out.
      BTW, I've heard that Indians hate to touch Harij and thus would try to fight relying only on kicks.

    • @JuniorJuni070
      @JuniorJuni070 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      Push kick
      Steep kick
      But in dutch kick boxing its the front kick
      And its my favorite kick lol
      Its easy and fast

    • @robertagu5533
      @robertagu5533 2 ปีที่แล้ว +17

      But it's ALSO a great kick to hurt someone. An return insult to insult

    • @brandontankersley8107
      @brandontankersley8107 2 ปีที่แล้ว +47

      The low stance she pointed out also took place just after the face kick. The camera was looking up from the point of view of the downed opponent. It was a flex on Tony's part to show Big Bear he was in control.

    • @bikdigdaddy
      @bikdigdaddy 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@edi9892 what is Harij?

  • @damienthetexasian6827
    @damienthetexasian6827 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2824

    To Tony Jaa's defense, those are Muay Boran punches, not Western Boxing. Muay Boran kinda became Muay Thai after the introduction of Western Boxing from the Phillipines where they added boxing gloves to increase safety. The influence of Western boxing raised the stance from a low stance to high stance, changed punches, and added rules to standardize the Sport of Muay Thai from of the art of Muay Boran.

    • @BrandonTLuong
      @BrandonTLuong 2 ปีที่แล้ว +74

      not sure about the Philippines part but definitely agree on the rest of the history.

    • @damienthetexasian6827
      @damienthetexasian6827 2 ปีที่แล้ว +112

      @@BrandonTLuong from what I know, Americans introduced boxing to the Philippines in the early 1900s and was legalized in 1921. It was during this time of the reign of King Rama VII(1920-1930) that he hosted many Phillipine boxing matches and used that to standardize Muay Thai.

    • @redbloody946
      @redbloody946 2 ปีที่แล้ว +47

      @@damienthetexasian6827 according from wiki there's no mention of King rama VII hosting many Philippines boxing match Because it was the British boxing not Philippines, Rama VII at the time only support national sport that is muay thai, And boxing gloves is influenced by the British boxing not "Philippines boxing"

    • @damienthetexasian6827
      @damienthetexasian6827 2 ปีที่แล้ว +35

      @@redbloody946 i hear ya. I questioned it also when both my Thai coaches told me. I too had never heard the Phillipino boxing connection.
      No reason these both can't be true.

    • @michelvanderlinden8363
      @michelvanderlinden8363 2 ปีที่แล้ว +42

      Its kind of the same with Karate, where most karate schools teach karate that falls under "tournament rules", so a lot of the actual techniques are slowly being forgotten except for their places of origin.
      I dont know enough about Muay Thai to correct her on the "different levels of Muay Thai to master? I don't know what he's talking about", but I feel that there's definitely somewhat of a rank system of sorts, much like other martial arts having ranks.

  • @2donuts273
    @2donuts273 ปีที่แล้ว +306

    In ancient times, muay thai or muay boran was actually considered a kind of weapon in war specifically between Thailand and Burma. Soldiers that mastered in muay thai were assigned to protect each leg of King's elephant in the war zone, for close combat purpose. And yes! in those days, Kings or leaders battled each war on elephant-back.

    • @Junweitrustnobody1403
      @Junweitrustnobody1403 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      protect each leg of King's elephant, in what way?

    • @i3oringdayz
      @i3oringdayz 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +27

      ​@@Junweitrustnobody1403At war if you have to take down an elephant with just swords and spears, you'd have to target it's legs, hence a soldier for each legs protection. Similar to infantry supporting tanks in urban combat situation in modern doctrine.

    • @Junweitrustnobody1403
      @Junweitrustnobody1403 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@i3oringdayz ah right right like how halberd or other polearm is useful against horsemen. Is there historical drawings of elephant's legs been covered? I'm very curious

    • @i3oringdayz
      @i3oringdayz 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      @@Junweitrustnobody1403 Google image this word "จตุลังคบาท" or "Chatulangkhabat", unfortunately not too much info in English but plenty of pictures thought.

    • @mksyazwan815
      @mksyazwan815 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      All Asian martial art was use in war

  • @maprangrr5144
    @maprangrr5144 ปีที่แล้ว +20

    I'm thai, I didn't know there would be so many people interested in Muay Thai. I'm so glad! thank you for this video!

    • @phabove7
      @phabove7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      We grew up watching ong bak and tom yum goong. You would be surprised to know how many 90s kid in India know Tony Jaa.

    • @almor2445
      @almor2445 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Muay Thai is probably the most useful, practical martial art there is. Combined with Brazilian Jiu-jistu or Western Wrestling it's perfect. It's also the most entertaining fighting style to watch. You guys have an amazing culture. :)

  • @McPuffins88
    @McPuffins88 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1038

    So I grew up in Thailand doing Muay Chaiya, a southern Muay Boran style. I believe the tiger knee is a reference to a specific low stance where you're almost in a lunged position, back knee almost touching the ground. The idea is to bait a mid-low kick and transition into a sweep or strike. I think the stance translates to "tiger drags its tail". It's possible to do a knee strike from that position, but takes a great deal of athleticism, energy, and wind-up that's generally not practical and thus not expected - but a great deal of power if delivered.
    Maybe the anime just wanted a signature move and formulated the name "tiger knee", but it's possible this is a reference to a tiger stance into an improbable knee strike that distills the idea that only someone with top tier athleticism and experience could do.

    • @camendiv
      @camendiv 2 ปีที่แล้ว +41

      Now you have me thinking about Sagat, both the street fighter character and the actual fighter.

    • @AndarilhoMarco
      @AndarilhoMarco 2 ปีที่แล้ว +39

      You nailed it. If I recall it right, that is more or less the animation for tiger knee in Street Fighter 2, he lowers the stance before throwing the knee. Also in-story Sagat is supposed to be super powerful physically, so much so Ryu has to learn magic to defeat him.

    • @WutipongWongsakuldej
      @WutipongWongsakuldej 2 ปีที่แล้ว +32

      My guess is ... at the time the game is developed, muay Thai is less well known. The developer kinda make up the name of all of his move. And in this case of Sagat, all of his move has the word "tiger" on its name.
      We are talking about game (and this anime adaptation) that has yoga practioner able to stretch their limps, float in the air, and even breath fire. No one is expecting realism I guess.

    • @MusMasi
      @MusMasi 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      lol i remember beating all my friends with sagat just spaming things like TIGER KNEE!!!

    • @weilam03
      @weilam03 2 ปีที่แล้ว +25

      @@WutipongWongsakuldej when street fighter came out the Japanese already knrw about how effective muay thai was. thats why they made their nemesis Sagat. most people dont even know who Sagat is nowadays. the Japanese karate fighters knew how tough old school muay thai fighters were.

  • @gabiloglus1162
    @gabiloglus1162 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2565

    Tony Jaa is a legend. Most of his moves are real. Choreography is based on the real Muay Boran style. It is not the sport Muay Tai Boxing. It is street Muay Tai

    • @RealNotallGaming
      @RealNotallGaming 2 ปีที่แล้ว +165

      is not street fight!
      is a style developed to defend the elephant of the king
      enemy try to cut elephant foot so the king had a potential death just from falling
      elite soldiers protect the elephant with the classic 2 sword
      when they lose the swords they use muay BORAN
      1 hit = disable\kill the enemy
      only elbow, clinch and knee

    • @gabiloglus1162
      @gabiloglus1162 2 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      @@RealNotallGaming i know ser. Thanks for info))

    • @michelrood2966
      @michelrood2966 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      * THAI*

    • @dotsfrazer
      @dotsfrazer 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      What's Tai

    • @michelrood2966
      @michelrood2966 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @@dotsfrazer The professor above means *Thai *

  • @CrystalMooGamingChannel
    @CrystalMooGamingChannel ปีที่แล้ว +51

    There is also a kick called "Crocodile tail strike" (จระเข้ฟาดหาง) in Muay Thai as well. And that scene that Tony Jaa "teep" the opponent face is called "Feet Rub Face" move (บาทาลูบพักตร์)

    • @laterreurrouge1917
      @laterreurrouge1917 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      A kick with the sole of the foot to the face is considered a severe offense. You do this on purpose to insult your opponent.
      The logic behind it: in Thai culture the head is view as the vessel of one's soul, the foot - touching the ground - is dirty. So, trying to run dirt onto one's soul is disrespectful.

    • @johnjones9065
      @johnjones9065 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Well I'll call it Deez nuts

  • @pogchampryder3313
    @pogchampryder3313 ปีที่แล้ว +20

    Funfact : Muay Boran is a style developed to defend the elephant of the king when enemy try to cut elephant foot.. 4 elite soldiers protect the elephant with the classic 2 sword. when they lose the swords they use muay BORAN There are many dangerous techniques such as breaking joints, and takedown.

  • @karloantonio1287
    @karloantonio1287 2 ปีที่แล้ว +426

    Tony Jaa popularized Muay Thai and Muay Boran through his films.

    • @harryharrison362
      @harryharrison362 2 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      so he is the bruce lee for muay thai?

    • @dickensdickala6601
      @dickensdickala6601 2 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      absolutely true, whenever I see muay thai fight I remember ong bak

    • @prointernetuser
      @prointernetuser 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@harryharrison362 I am not aware of him attaching any philosophy to his martial arts. Not in public, anyway.

    • @zer08927
      @zer08927 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I agree. I started practicing Muay Thai after going through a bad breakup in 2004, where we watched Ong Bak (her recommendation) in Theaters. Of course, the guns I was checking out made it very clear that it was Muay Boran in the film. Still practicing to this day and started mixing in more of the Dutch style.

    • @DjTableManners
      @DjTableManners 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Before tony Yaa it was the JCVD movies Kickboxer and Bloodsport that popularized the sport. I mean, everybody wanted to be Tong Po back in the days kicking concrete beams.

  • @georgieman1910
    @georgieman1910 2 ปีที่แล้ว +543

    FYI Tony Jaa is displaying classical Muay Boran guard stance which is more angular and more protective than sport Muay Thai's 11 guard. The Muay Boran techniques displayed here from Ong Bak all have traditional poetic names influenced by the epic myth of Ramakien which is based on the Hindu Ramayana. The teep to the face is "Bata Loopak" or "Foot Touches Face" which is also a sign of disrespect toward an opponent.
    The second one where Tony jumps over Big Bear's kicking leg and knees him in the face is "Hanuman Kham Longka" or "Monkey King Crosses the city of Lanka". The late Grandmaster Sidyodtong actually makes a cameo here and utters the technique out loud.
    Lastly, the jumping double knee and double elbow is called "Chuey Khang" or "Chuck the Chin" movement.
    Also "Kickboxer" is an iconic JCVD movie, but really deserves a 2/10 instead of a 4 for a lot of inaccuracies. I doubt the general audience would not be too keen on them but a seasoned person already in the know about Muay Thai would definitely have a field day. For one, old style boxers do not dip their kaad chuek or hand rope wrappings in giant chunks of broken glass but finely ground bits for the abrasion. To name some others, there's a scene where Van Damme is training against a hard palm tree not a banana tree which boxers actually use in lieu of a heavy bag. Banana trees have a fleshy plant-like stem, not wood. This makes them suitable for hitting without damage to the shins. And lastly, except for a few scenes, Van Damme is mostly throwing karate-style kicks throughout the entire movie when he's supposed to be using Thai-style kicks.

    • @davidkymdell452
      @davidkymdell452 2 ปีที่แล้ว +21

      Yup.....most people watching this sort of stuff would have seen Buakaw murder that poor banana tree by now lol

    • @Katcom111
      @Katcom111 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      His style is Muay Surin. Look it up and it's already been documented by Antonio Graceffo

    • @georgieman1910
      @georgieman1910 2 ปีที่แล้ว +20

      Yea he coined it "muay Surin" because that's the name of the place where Jaa is from. But it's a little akin to saying "muay Bangkok" if it came from Bangkok. Through and through it's just muay Boran that Jaa is practicing and displaying. Historically speaking "muay Boran" comes from the same roots as other systems like pradal Serey and lethwei and is the umbrella term to cover all of the major regional flavors of Korat, Chaiya. Lopburi and Thasao. You can even throw Krabi Krabong into there as it is a type of muay Boran. In Tony's second movie, however, he came up with "muay Kotchasarn" or Elephant Boxing style which was brilliantly portrayed and totally fictitious lol.

    • @almyman
      @almyman 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      If the mora thai stance is more protective, why doesn't thai fighters that won world championships use it?

    • @dankpepe2110
      @dankpepe2110 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Yup. As far as I know, Van Damme is a practitioner of Karate.

  • @midnitest0rm
    @midnitest0rm 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    I always find differences between martial arts fascinating. Like how she said in Muay Thai, you shouldn’t point your toes when kicking.
    I took karate for 10 years and we ALWAYS pointed our toes. Because in karate, you kick with your foot rather than your shin, and kicking without curling or pointing your toes can cause you to break them.
    Just found that interesting.

  • @doriandd4648
    @doriandd4648 ปีที่แล้ว +19

    Van Damme comes from shotokan Karate. The reason why we “fold” the foot away from the shin during a roundhouse kick (she calls it pointing your toes) is simply to avoid a multiple fracture to your toes if the top of your toes hit your target (think his shoulder or elbow) when you hit.
    For example, imagine if Leon Edwards toes had hit Kumaru Usman instead of his shin. He would have broken his on toes on the spot and lost the fight.
    So some fighting styles sacrifice a bit of energy on that kick to remove the risk of breaking your toes. Unless you’re wearing shoes of course, then it’s ok.
    This lady’s hit by the way. And 23 years of fighting? How old is she?

    • @angeloschneider4272
      @angeloschneider4272 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      In a competition you actually do not do that, you hit with the flat side of the foot, and have the toes like a Muay Thai fighter.
      In "a real fight" you flex the tows and hit with the toes (the ball of the foot behind the toes). Because that makes the target area smaller, especially when you want to hit a pressure point. And if you aim for the head: you easy hit behind the block, if there is a block.

    •  29 วันที่ผ่านมา

      According to wikipedia, about 45 at the time of the video

  • @danilogouvea
    @danilogouvea 2 ปีที่แล้ว +495

    Years ago, I had the chance of attending a Muay Thai event in Bangkok. Seeing the fighters perform the Wai Khru before the fight was simply beautiful. And those kicks they were throwing at each other during the fight were vicious: they looked (and sounded) like they could kill you on the spot.

    • @qwanathomas735
      @qwanathomas735 2 ปีที่แล้ว +34

      Yeah it's better not to even consider messing around with Muay Thai on their native ground, your asking to get murdered if you do.

    • @justascaredpussycat1869
      @justascaredpussycat1869 2 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      Muay Thai is considered as a weapon in Thailand btw. If you are a fighter or practice it and use it to kill or hurt someone that can be considered as weapon.

    • @Kage342
      @Kage342 ปีที่แล้ว +23

      There is a reason why the average retirement age for Muay Thai boxers is 25.

    • @RovalisGTO
      @RovalisGTO ปีที่แล้ว +7

      If one of those kicks land in a vital spot it probably could.

    • @rook3364
      @rook3364 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@RovalisGTO a regular person would be in the emergency hospital my Asian friend almost killed two dudes in high school, he defended himself against those wannabe bullies, I knew it was Muay Thai because I watched tony jaa movies

  • @anishtandukar8888
    @anishtandukar8888 2 ปีที่แล้ว +68

    Tony Jaa was 10/10 back those days

  • @Comicsluvr
    @Comicsluvr 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    Mad props to this lady for participating (and WINNING) in such a brutal sport for twenty years!

  • @IcyFlare
    @IcyFlare หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Thanks for the breakdown. Awe-inspiring to see that you persevered in Muay Thai for so long and becoming a seasoned World Champion.

  • @wauzers
    @wauzers 2 ปีที่แล้ว +143

    My friend broke his arm blocking a Muay Thai round kick without thinking during training and the kick was only thrown at half power. Oh the memories lol.

    • @cheesypuffs1342
      @cheesypuffs1342 2 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      so are people just not supposed to block & take it to the face?

    • @wauzers
      @wauzers 2 ปีที่แล้ว +17

      @@cheesypuffs1342 Use cover or shield your head with your arms, very similiar to western boxing to soften the blow and protect the head. Usually round kicks have less power to the head than kicks to the body and legs, or just evade the kick all together if possible. Lol

    • @wauzers
      @wauzers 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      I forgot to mention you can shield and cover at the same time if your not sure where the kick is going to land.

    • @zer08927
      @zer08927 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1


    • @JEDINITE30
      @JEDINITE30 2 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      That was one of my gripes about the scene with Tony Jaa and Paul Walker. In close quarters, covering with your forearm is better than getting kicked in the head. Her critiques strictly comes from Muay Thai in the ring with a lot of space.

  • @_theporkchopexpress
    @_theporkchopexpress 2 ปีที่แล้ว +219

    The og Ong Bak still has to be the best martial arts film in history….and that comes with NO disrespect to Bruce Lee who is the GOAT without question

    • @youngjayo6881
      @youngjayo6881 2 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      Over The Raid?

    • @jy9174
      @jy9174 2 ปีที่แล้ว +20

      @@youngjayo6881 bruh the raid 1&2 is soooo damn elite

    • @GuinessOriginal
      @GuinessOriginal 2 ปีที่แล้ว +17

      Both top notch. Bruce Lee would have been proud of the results of his legacy

    • @Revenant-BotsOfDeath
      @Revenant-BotsOfDeath 2 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      Ip man ong bak the protector lol

    • @williamswiniuch7527
      @williamswiniuch7527 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Came here to say raid

  • @Rascaduanok
    @Rascaduanok ปีที่แล้ว +21

    I love her indepth explanations, and also her reactions to the Van Damme film! 😂

    • @boboboy8189
      @boboboy8189 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      VAN DAMME using karate style when he kick.

    • @nicholasgreen339
      @nicholasgreen339 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      No...that's how they actually kick in authentic muay thai
      The old school guys do not like modern muay thai
      Modern muay thai hardly uses any techniques
      Other than knees elbows front kicks roundhouse kicks
      They took put the side kicks and stuff
      That existed before Taekwondo..wich eas created in 1955
      In original muay thai
      Tbey never had weight categories
      So clinching wasn't widely used ..
      I can't be five foot 2 using clinching against someone who is 6 foot 7
      You wouldn't be able to hurt them with low kicks bcause of the different levels of power and strength

  • @yek636
    @yek636 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    "This kick is awesome I need to learn that"
    "I have to rate this high because it's Tony Jaa"
    I LOVE it when the expert loves what they do.

    • @dungeonsanddobbers2683
      @dungeonsanddobbers2683 3 วันที่ผ่านมา

      "I have to rate this high because it's Tony Jaa"
      Based on this statement and her criticisms of Jaa's technique, I get the impression she probably wanted to rate it lower but knew the comments section would come after her

  • @reksgavriel5351
    @reksgavriel5351 2 ปีที่แล้ว +42

    I'm from Philippines and I am not familiar with Muay Thai until I meet Tonay Jaa in Ongback. He's really a legend.

    • @BrokenNoah
      @BrokenNoah 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      You met Tony Jaa in Ong-Bak? Nice. How did the meeting went?

    • @reksgavriel5351
      @reksgavriel5351 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@BrokenNoah I mean I meet him in his movie and in hollywood. He's truly amazing.

    • @BrokenNoah
      @BrokenNoah 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@reksgavriel5351 You met him in Hollywood? Cool.

    • @abrenvillanueva8623
      @abrenvillanueva8623 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Napanood kasi, hindi nameet.

  • @tetrafoot
    @tetrafoot 2 ปีที่แล้ว +63

    I remember when I first saw Ong Bak, in 2004 (I guess, idk exactly), It was absolutely insane, like nothing I've seen before, I knew nothing about it and it had that "'jaw dropping" effect on me... in fact, even nowadays I don't think there's something better out there in terms of "fighting movies", he really set a new standard.

    • @sergiojuanmembiela6223
      @sergiojuanmembiela6223 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      What I liked more than the fights was that the protagonist was actively trying to avoid fighting. Got tired of those films where the protagonist is a "pacifist" who, at the first inconvenience, just stands defiantly, waiting for someone to provoke him into a "justified" fight.
      It was "hey! this guy actually acts as if he did not want to fight!".
      The persecutions were cool, too.

    • @zaynes5094
      @zaynes5094 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@sergiojuanmembiela6223 True. Jet Li when I saw him in Kiss of The Dragon and then later on Romeo Must Die, he was insanely fast and very grounded. It was a lot more realistic fighting than I had seen from Jet before that.
      Onk-Bak 2 is also great. I love Tony Jaa's story as well. As soon as his fame was growing, he retired from movies, was gone for years, then came back and started doing films again.

  • @terrencewalker1382
    @terrencewalker1382 ปีที่แล้ว +12

    As a Muay Thai fighter myself, i agree with most of what she is saying. Best advice to do is to not get into a fight with people, just try to avoid confrontation as much as possible.

  • @HKT_TheCupz
    @HKT_TheCupz 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    I'm Thai. I learn about Muay-Chaiya like Tony Ja used it's for Royal Guard in 400yrs ago . and My mom hometown in Chaiya,Surat than,Thailand and We have another MuayThai style like South stlye West Style .

  • @FlyingTigersKMT
    @FlyingTigersKMT 2 ปีที่แล้ว +245

    Tony Jaa does Muay Boran, which is the ancient combat martial arts used in battle which was then sporterized into modern Muay Thai. There is some correlation but there will be lots of moves in Boran not used in Muay Thai.
    My friend is an instructor in Muay Boran. He taught me the differences and a few unique techniques.

    • @eliseoreyes1858
      @eliseoreyes1858 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Your wrong tony jaa does all the styles of. Muay thai....every movie he ever made shows a diffrent style of muay thai

    • @charleslxiong
      @charleslxiong 2 ปีที่แล้ว +30

      @@eliseoreyes1858 No you're half right half wrong lol.. I'm sure Tony Jaa knows Muay Thai, but in Movies he mostly uses Muay Boran. It's more flashy and cooler for movies. I don't see any moves like Samart or Saechai in movies.. Unless you're trying to accurately portray Muay Thai.
      In Tony Jaa movies its probably like 70% Muay Boran and 30% Muay Thai.

    • @FlyingTigersKMT
      @FlyingTigersKMT 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      @@eliseoreyes1858 so... where did muay thai come from if not from the original martial art... and even she says it's Boran in the analysis... are you one of those people that just has to say something even if it's wrong?

    • @eliseoreyes1858
      @eliseoreyes1858 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@FlyingTigersKMT yee yee exactly right hit it right on the money

    • @FlyingTigersKMT
      @FlyingTigersKMT 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@eliseoreyes1858 lol bravo

  • @adrianwaterman133
    @adrianwaterman133 2 ปีที่แล้ว +823

    I love how she reflected the respect due to their ceremonial practices...can tell she really honours the sport

    • @morelenmir
      @morelenmir 2 ปีที่แล้ว +21

      Yeah, I noticed that as well and I think she spoke really well about it.

    • @LuisRios-bf9vn
      @LuisRios-bf9vn 2 ปีที่แล้ว +45

      She left her boyfriend because he lost a fight

    • @morelenmir
      @morelenmir 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @@LuisRios-bf9vn Really? Sound unlikely!

    • @LuisRios-bf9vn
      @LuisRios-bf9vn 2 ปีที่แล้ว +34

      @@morelenmir look her up on the Joe Rogan podcast and you will also find more videos of it. It's really sad how she think of man

    • @zeuxlaught2797
      @zeuxlaught2797 2 ปีที่แล้ว +52

      @@LuisRios-bf9vn no, i looked it up and it wasn't for that reason.

  • @gaberesendez6492
    @gaberesendez6492 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    it’s one of my old coaches from sityodtong! good man 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼

  • @tokujinsicura2190
    @tokujinsicura2190 ปีที่แล้ว +13

    It was cool cool to see a breakdown from someone so passionate about the sport. Muy Thai is honestly beast 🔥💪🏾

  • @mpaung
    @mpaung 2 ปีที่แล้ว +150

    Jony Jaa really popularized Muay Thai on the world stage.
    I would watch his fight scenes a dozen times and had no idea what type of fighting art he used but later learned it was Muay Thai. A legend!

    • @clairemadeinheaven
      @clairemadeinheaven ปีที่แล้ว +11

      Jony Jaa is a dope name

    • @db-hj9cu
      @db-hj9cu ปีที่แล้ว +2

      You millennials funny

    • @mpaung
      @mpaung ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@db-hj9cu That's funny, man.

    • @bigjay24910
      @bigjay24910 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      It’s always been popular in Europe. There’s Muay Thai events every weekend, it’s only just really becoming popular in the USA now. One championship just did an American prime time show so hopefully it’ll gain the popularity it deserves.

    • @modzomzommod8088
      @modzomzommod8088 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Is muay boran kinda muay thai but use for war in ancien time

  • @renemartinez3451
    @renemartinez3451 2 ปีที่แล้ว +80

    7:39 "I've never heard of a Tiger Knee. It's just a knee buddy."
    Sagat is over 7 feet tall with a knee the size of most people's torso. That and having the ability to kick through boulders qualify it as a Tiger Knee lol

    • @UmzGames
      @UmzGames 2 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      Thank you. I was shocked she'd never heard of a Tiger Knee. Paused the video and went to the comments lol. Absolutely shocked.

    • @mhm1767
      @mhm1767 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@UmzGames As far as my brief research goes, the tiger knee only exists in Street Fighter, so… as assumed the two decade professional is correct.

    • @UmzGames
      @UmzGames ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@mhm1767 obviously, the humour missed you. Street Fighter first released in 1987, Sagat and his Tiger Knee since 91- 3 decades, to her 2. Thank you kindly.
      Being that she was busy training to be champion instead of playing games, like Umz Games obviously was, it's that shocking, it's humour lol

  • @impedanceEliment
    @impedanceEliment ปีที่แล้ว +1

    i'm from surin thailand thank you for comment muay thai😄

  • @ayandas2651
    @ayandas2651 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    The coconut scene is hilarious. Imagine the coconut falling a liitle bit on the left, I wonder what kind of sound would he have made!!

  • @justicekreider2978
    @justicekreider2978 2 ปีที่แล้ว +27

    The entire Final Fight in Ong Bak 2 is Tony Jaa's best work to date

  • @JpnhAbou
    @JpnhAbou 2 ปีที่แล้ว +205

    "I'm just here for that outfit" -- said every Power Rangers actor and every Power Rangers fan in the entire 30 year history of Power Rangers!

    • @koopspook
      @koopspook 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      One of the power rangers even killed a dude in real life, with a sword!

    • @KrypptikkSoulslayer
      @KrypptikkSoulslayer 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @J L Go, go Power Rangers…

    • @Dark_Mishra
      @Dark_Mishra 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      With how cheesy Power Rangers have always been, I’m surprised they even considered showing a fight from it. Even in the fight shown, she probably wasn’t even intentionally trying to do a Muay Thai move. Lol

    • @antman9259
      @antman9259 ปีที่แล้ว

      @J L I'm still scratching my head into why they're even including this. It's been a min but I could've sworn this season was Kung Fu Based lol

    • @noir.kid9724
      @noir.kid9724 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@antman9259 You're not wrong but he was a moron it was a "Muay Thai" fighter While everyone else did Kung Fu even in the Japanese version. (which is very funny) when he transforms he puts on traditional muay thai uniform (then through the magic of special effects) that becomes his costume. Look up geki-violet.

  • @archilzhvania6242
    @archilzhvania6242 ปีที่แล้ว

    Awesome watch, loved it.

  • @Domisdom
    @Domisdom ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Yessss this was so insightful and badass. Totally here for this!

  • @PKAmedia
    @PKAmedia 2 ปีที่แล้ว +161

    Really nice straight forward breakdown, by someone who obviously knows their stuff. Always good to hear a professional at the top of their game just talking shop.

    • @AliceRinGameLand
      @AliceRinGameLand 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      She's talking sport. Martial arts wasn't a sport, we made it into a sport

    • @iseptimus
      @iseptimus ปีที่แล้ว

      She doesn’t. Know one who knows MA or kinetics would say a kick starts from the opposite side. It’s natural resistance from a hard body, I.e. the ground

  • @scouserboys2884
    @scouserboys2884 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    สำหรับผมคนไทย ดีใจมากๆที่ต่างชาติให้ความสนใจมวยไทยขนาดนี้ และรู้จักวัฒนธรรมต่างๆของมวยไทยจริงๆ ขอบคุณที่คุณรักมวยไทย🙏🇹🇭

  • @nunes9267
    @nunes9267 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    I come from Thailand.I have ever seen. You are a foreigner a deepest understanding of Muay Thai that.

  • @explorer1968
    @explorer1968 ปีที่แล้ว

    It's highly valuable the wisdom and advise of an expert of the field!

  • @ripdajacker23
    @ripdajacker23 2 ปีที่แล้ว +13

    Ong Bak and the Protector were so dope. Tony Jaa is legendary

  • @peter-radiantpipes2800
    @peter-radiantpipes2800 2 ปีที่แล้ว +330

    I was in Muay Thai for 15 years or so. We used shinai swords to condition our shins a lot. I’d forgotten about a lot of little things. Fun to watch. Like curling the hand in when she shows elbows… broke my back and had to stop. The skip kick was a favorite of mine.

    • @VeraxMusic
      @VeraxMusic 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      Is your back ok now?

    • @TattooedGQ
      @TattooedGQ 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      we used rattan escrimas.....fun times! ah the good ol days.

    • @dotsfrazer
      @dotsfrazer 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      What was the name of the gym I wa t to find out who is doing that to people's shins

    • @peter-radiantpipes2800
      @peter-radiantpipes2800 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@VeraxMusic not really. Kinda changed my life. I spent my 30’s at home. Still in pain every day but I’m moving around and stuff. So it got better after 10 years of not changing. It sucks but I’m grateful it’s better than it was now. Thanks for asking.

    • @peter-radiantpipes2800
      @peter-radiantpipes2800 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@dotsfrazer no gym. Where we did the first several years closed down years ago now. We did it to ourselves. My brother and I. Lol. I’d never have done that to any students. That’s just about the dumbest thing anyone could do in the states. Lol

    @WOLFMFG 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    You got a new subscriber because I was insider.

  • @notepm8338
    @notepm8338 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    the way that Tony Ja hook the punch@06:00 is a punch technique from Mauy Korat (one of Mauy Boran) . It called " mud- kwang- kway" ( หมัดขว้างควาย).
    Love your video, krab.

  • @Ganiscol
    @Ganiscol 2 ปีที่แล้ว +26

    "Tenderizing the meat (with your knee)" - Oh my, I'm about to fall in love with this badass woman! 😄

    • @shawntailor5485
      @shawntailor5485 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Yeah she got my heart with that one too .

  • @EarlSmith2469
    @EarlSmith2469 2 ปีที่แล้ว +68

    I trained Muay Thai for many years. She's spot on. I learned 6 different kicks outside of the Low Kick, Round Kick, Front Kick and Head kick. there is of course the Axe kick and I learned 6 other ones from 2 different masters who came to Master Toddy's school in Vegas from Master Green that are devastating and not legal in a professional fight, but you can do them on the street. She was spot on with everything she said. She reminds me of my wife who is also a Muay Thai fighter and Southpaw boxer. Excellent video!

    • @IBFISHING813
      @IBFISHING813 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      She is a champ

    • @dannygahs
      @dannygahs ปีที่แล้ว

      Was that ronnie green? He and his son was my first coach if it is 🙏🏻

    • @1zipper12
      @1zipper12 26 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Muay Thai aspect then yes but muay boran is an ancient fighting style

  • @PS_Tube
    @PS_Tube ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Nobody judges Tony Jaa. It's him that popularized the Thai boxing.

  • @lavantorthecomedian2929
    @lavantorthecomedian2929 ปีที่แล้ว

    Impressed with the concise commentary....

  • @va4kobabanata806
    @va4kobabanata806 ปีที่แล้ว +268

    Tony Jaa is literally a legend in movies. He does his own stunts and choreography. He is very skilled and trained very well so he can prolly do al the stunts he does in movies in real life. And he really knows what's he doing, so he must be rated much more.

    • @dingodyno9016
      @dingodyno9016 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      When i first saw Ong Bak he was the one to inspire me to do Muay Thai along with real life Sagat which the Street Fighter character is based on

    • @David24025
      @David24025 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      Yeah he is literally the guy and don't even know who the woman is talking about 😂🤣

    • @joshwoodburn5249
      @joshwoodburn5249 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      That’s why I couldn’t believe Paul walker going toe to toe with him 😂😂😂 I know it’s a movie but dam

    • @SlayerofFiction
      @SlayerofFiction ปีที่แล้ว +2

      He's an ACTOR who ENTERTAINS people.
      Turn off the movies, this is embarrassing.

    • @wruzzer
      @wruzzer ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@SlayerofFiction he is not only an actor, but also trained in martial arts. sure, he probably wouldn't win a championship, but saying he is just an actor is disrespectful.

  • @franklinegbuche7097
    @franklinegbuche7097 2 ปีที่แล้ว +33

    *I love how she doesn't try to discredit them so much and constantly uses "Not like anything I have seen before".*
    *That's a good strategic disclaimer.*

  • @Virjunior01
    @Virjunior01 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Super dope and informative

  • @N1yaw
    @N1yaw 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Really cool that we get all the example videos for everything she says =)

  • @kevwwong
    @kevwwong 2 ปีที่แล้ว +42

    "So that was very, very, very realistic"
    "That, no. That's not Muay Thai."
    I couldn't help but laugh at that.

    • @ridanann
      @ridanann 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      If you grab an arm and do it with the arm included you literally have a flying triangle choke I think a lot of Martial artists under estimate what is possible just because it is not optimal. a frankensteiner is a totally legitimate martial arts manoeuvre it's just not a very good one but if that is all the situation presents you with that's what you going to do I think a lot of the problem with martial artist is they don't fight in real-world circumstances play the fight for sport which is not real you don't have a referee in real life nobody there to break up the fight if it gets too bad work course they don't know what they're doing and they just train and I couldn't use it in a real situation anyway I have used manoeuvres nobody would ever told me to use simply because the opportunity presents itself martial arts can be very rigid for some reason optimisation you should take a back seat 2 opportunity plus if you grab somebody by the genitals and left you can easily get some really good fight because they don't know how to counter lifts and it's really funny.

  • @toddellner5283
    @toddellner5283 2 ปีที่แล้ว +135

    There's just something so efficient and purely destructive about good Muay Thai. Loved this. Loved her analysis

    • @last7509
      @last7509 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      always been my favorite martial art. in the early days of ufc kickboxers were cleaning house

    • @edwardfletcher7790
      @edwardfletcher7790 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      It's a truly brutal martial art.
      It's the antidote to the "rhythmic dancing" arts seen in many Chinese films....

    • @toddellner5283
      @toddellner5283 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @@edwardfletcher7790 And yet what distinguishes Thai boxers who are just average from the really good ones is command of rhythm, distance and timing. The thing that makes Buakaw so terrifying is the way he keeps his own timing and rhythm, moves it around like jazz, and makes the other guy conform to it.

    • @edwardfletcher7790
      @edwardfletcher7790 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@toddellner5283 Not really my point. I'm referring to the terrible Chinese Opera style arm waving crap.
      I think Muay Thai fighters are better simply because of the style & their absolute dedication to perfection.

    • @toddellner5283
      @toddellner5283 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@edwardfletcher7790 Ah, that makes sense.

  • @olowasegun6829
    @olowasegun6829 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    It’s good to see Miriam again

  • @Alba_Longa
    @Alba_Longa 2 ปีที่แล้ว +55

    Some of Thai words in this video
    Teep = ถีบ = Using the flat of your feet to punt something. Same word is used for when you ride a bicycle
    Boran = โบราณ = Ancient/old. Muay Boran basically just means old style boxing
    Mongkhon = มงคล = A headgear, there are a lots of tradition and ritualistic aspect to muay thai and this part of them. Interstingly มงคล also mean auspicious in normal day-to-day usage.
    Wai Khru = ไหว้ครู = Traditional ritual of venerating your teacher/school before the match. ไหว้ is a thai version of indian greeting. ครู/Khru means teacher, cognate with of the word Guru.
    Rum muay = รำมวย = literally means boxing dance
    Not an expert on the field so forgive me if I get something wrong.

    • @Katcom111
      @Katcom111 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Some of the words like Boran and Rum/Rom are derived from the Old Khmer words

    • @RB-fp8hn
      @RB-fp8hn 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@Katcom111 Going even further, from Sanskrit. Like Khru --> Guru, and Boran --> Puran (same meaning: old).

    • @mickbotcast
      @mickbotcast ปีที่แล้ว

      @@RB-fp8hn Yes Thai inherited a lot from Indian and Buddhism, the king who developed Thai alphabet base most of them from Sanskrit

  • @Skeptic_Tank
    @Skeptic_Tank 2 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    Good. I like that she showed respect to tony JAA. That guy is actually a force to be reckoned with outside films

  • @bruceng9572
    @bruceng9572 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    i can totally see where she's coming from but i also understand the traditional fighting style from ong bak which i would say is as useful or wouldnt stray far from the modern techniques of muay thai. most modern style martial arts dont go high or uses a more simple techniques to fight because most fighters nowadays are restricted by their physicality. So yeah, i'd say i agree with her but also with Tony. XD

  • @JohnOhkumaThiel
    @JohnOhkumaThiel 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    In our star studded Kung-fu gym, we had one instructor who we nicknamed 'Broadway Joe.' He actually worked on the Power Rangers. One of his 'techniques' was to put powder in his shoes, so when he slapped or short punched a flying kick, there was an effect of explosive power. It was ridiculous.

  • @iROChakri
    @iROChakri 2 ปีที่แล้ว +56

    Muay boran (Tony used) has a low stance in order to defend take down. Muay boran came from battle fields. People only needed to strike, defend, and take down. Muay boran has many joint locks and take downs but 0 submission and ground fight. Why? Back in old wars, if you got thrown to the ground, you'd get stomped or ran over or stabbed with any objects then died. No need to do arm bar or other submission. (Even in real fight today, once you throw a person with Judo or Wrestling or whatsoever, you can very well smack the dude with a rock or any hard object, or stomp his head "IF" you aint afraid of lawsuits after for killing the person. No ground fighting needed to win a fight). Anyways thays why Tony's stance or Muay borna stance is low.
    Muay thai stance tosay is standing tall to strike fast and hard and also because it doesn't have take downs, so you don't need to lower your body for extra balance.

    • @Katcom111
      @Katcom111 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      There isn't any record that Muay Boran unarmed striking was used in warfare. Most likely swords, spears and pikes. When musket guns and cannons was introduced in the 15th century in southeast asia. It is no use to fight unarmed.

    • @rinsonator1668
      @rinsonator1668 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      ​@@Katcom111 Muay is not the main fighting way but for when you lost your weapon or using along your weapon. And Battle in that time less warrior gain access to armor.
      Imagine fighting against warior that expert in his weapon and muay. You could be kicked or punch along the fight no need to use muay with bare hand. When you are too focus on weapon fighting and got lower kick as surprise then he gain advantage for sure. There are no rule in battlefield to use your weapon in hand and switch to Muay only when you lost weapon.
      The damage from kicke might not break your bone but your muscle will be damaged and that pain af. Once you can't keep moving you are dead meat in battlefield. That why they always said that design to take life in battlefield. Muay thai give you an advantage in fighting.

    • @nom6758
      @nom6758 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@Katcom111 umm achshually *nerd emoji intensifies*

    • @deefarhei3617
      @deefarhei3617 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      yeah, she literally said that in the video.

  • @theveryworstluck1894
    @theveryworstluck1894 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

    Every time I kick through my computer monitor, I do it WAY different.

  • @TheForeverStick
    @TheForeverStick ปีที่แล้ว

    Thanks for the video and input, would have been nice to also see the elevator scene in Ip Man 3 being analyzed

  • @visualizestudios84
    @visualizestudios84 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Without Tony Jaa, Muay Thai will NEVER be famous as it is today. Thank to him for bringing Muay Thai mainstream worldwide.

  • @Elthenar
    @Elthenar 2 ปีที่แล้ว +211

    It's called a Tiger Knee because it's from a video game that entered production around 1988. Everything Sagat does is Tiger whatever, even the fireballs. It's his thing. Her head might have exploded if she saw a Tiger Uppercut.

    • @BlackestEyes709
      @BlackestEyes709 2 ปีที่แล้ว +25

      Tiger shot
      Tiger knee
      Tiger uppercut
      Tiger rampage
      Can't believe Sagat got 0/10 XD Tiger Trash

    • @puffolotti
      @puffolotti 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Didn't see that cartoon. Actually Tiger Knee from the videogame is... Like majority of special moves in Street fighter, the question is: if someone is given the power to break laws of physics and do it, can anyone defend against it? how would the woman in the video prepare for a fight with an opponent blessed by the gods with the tiger knee or tiger uppercut working exactly as they do in the videogame?

    • @3Rayfire
      @3Rayfire 2 ปีที่แล้ว +20

      @@BlackestEyes709 Don't forget his signature super, Tiger Genocide. But if a 7'4" Thai Fighter wants to knee your chest in, he can call it whatever he wants.

    • @bigjayabc
      @bigjayabc 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Based off an actual muy Thai fighter from 70s to late 80s. He runs tiger muy Thai gym in Thai land

    • @3Rayfire
      @3Rayfire 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@bigjayabc Sagat Petchyindee.

  • @hectorvergara3394
    @hectorvergara3394 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    As soon as I saw Miriam in the thumbnail for the video rating movie fight scenes I had to click and watch, good job on getting one of the most respectable Muay Thai fighters to rate videos for you, one of my idols lol

  • @imwasher3812
    @imwasher3812 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    6:44 that in Muay Thai call “ฤษีบดยา” a lot of attacks in Muay Thai can’t use in the rule for now

  • @arnabtv4446
    @arnabtv4446 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Tony Jaa actually does Muay Boran which is an I won’t say advanced but flexed kind of Muay Thai. The dude’s a legend

  • @chazertronfivethousand4425
    @chazertronfivethousand4425 2 ปีที่แล้ว +26

    I love the selection for this. I was not expecting Street Fighter and... Power Rangers. I loved that she still gave us knowledge even when it was something silly, instead of just being like 'that's wrong and dumb.'

    • @redkommie80
      @redkommie80 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      In most of these type vids I've seen (not many) the experts are good about it. Pretty sure they have some that do the "that just dumb" and not explain why. But mostly respected the experts they find.

    • @antman9259
      @antman9259 ปีที่แล้ว

      Street Fighter was one thing but POWER RANGERS!!! Maaaannn come on, why include this lmao 🤣

  • @tristanbowman7098
    @tristanbowman7098 2 ปีที่แล้ว +148

    For those that don't know, Miriam is an absolute legend!

    • @cyborgchicken3502
      @cyborgchicken3502 2 ปีที่แล้ว +51

      She definitely is but the number of Ong Bak fanboys who are talking smack about her just because she criticized the realism in Ong Bak is ridiculous....there will always be these dummies who can't separate movies from reality when it comes to martial arts....it's the one thing where for some stupid reason the average Joe still believes that what they see on screen is real and then they'll get mad when an actual professional fighters tells them it's not

    • @inmuyataz
      @inmuyataz 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@cyborgchicken3502 it's probably because I'm late but i haven't seen any butthurt fanboys, at least not here

    • @muppet5760
      @muppet5760 2 ปีที่แล้ว +28

      @@cyborgchicken3502 To be fair she is talking quite a bit of nonsense in this clip. I put it down to the different style of Muay Thai that is likely being taught in the US.
      One example is at 10:45 - 11:05, she says you don't do that, even though it is very common to see. In the video "Rodtang's Dangerous Muay Thai Style", you may see Rodtang (one of the best Muay Thai fighters in Thailand) perform this multiple times. Just after the 7 minute mark or at 11:22 are two examples. Guard down during a Muay Thai fight in front of a fighter at close (elbow) range, dishing out hooks.
      Ramon Dekkers is another fighter that very often did that. Again there is a video on yt: "The Very Best of Ramon Dekkers (Knockouts/Highlights) | Muay Thai" that shows him within the first minute do it multiple times. 0:25 through 0:32 for example. 0:30 to 0:32 also show him standing low in front of his opponent whilst finishing him, something she says you don't do in Muay Thai (standing low).
      Both of those fighter's footages (especially the 0:25 to 0:32 from Dekkers) are also contrary to what she says at 6:07. Odd that she doesn't remember this very common technique called "hook".
      The shown film footage of the hooks by Tony Jaa look rather like wild arm swings instead of a controlled hook, though. It is a movie after all.

    • @cyborgchicken3502
      @cyborgchicken3502 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      If you scroll down a bit further you'll see a few

    • @cyborgchicken3502
      @cyborgchicken3502 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      @@muppet5760 i see your point of view but I suppose in her case she's talking about it from her own experiences and her own style of fighting, every Muay Thai fighter has a different way of using the art in a professional fight, it doesn't mean she's talking nonsense though, mind you she both competed and trained in Thailand during her 14 fight run as a Muay Thai champ, so it's possible that whatever school she trained at didn't implement those techniques you mentioned, or perhaps she just didn't include them in her style of fighting, the fact that she won all 14 bouts in her career with no losses and has been training in Muay Thai for over 20 years is proof enough that she knows what she's talking about at least based on her own experiences, maybe she's wrong in saying that it's absolutely never used, you've just provided examples that there are cases of such techniques being used but I don't think it discredits her opinion and her experience in any way...she's got the fight record and skill to prove that she knows what she's talking about....also Tony Jaa isn't a professional fighter, he's an actor and has trained in Muay Boran which is the more ancient style of Muay Thai

  • @user-nq9fs5ed1u
    @user-nq9fs5ed1u 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    When you see Tony Jaa in movies .It not muaythai style for sport. You heard her talk about "muaythai boran"(for kill in war) In thai have muaythai boran 5 style
    - muay chaiya(south)
    - muay lopburey(central region)
    - muay taa-saou(North)
    - muay korat (Northeast)
    - muay pa-la-sig-sa (capital)
    Tony Jaa uses muay korat style (his hometown) it has a wider range than other tyres.
    Well come to Thailand.

  • @jgameruk
    @jgameruk ปีที่แล้ว

    I don't know why this video came up in my YT suggestions but I must admit I enjoyed watching it :)

  • @s011dpineaple
    @s011dpineaple 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    LOVE the fact that Muay Thai is getting the love that it deserve. Ong Bak is the GOAT!

  • @TheGreenHog
    @TheGreenHog 2 ปีที่แล้ว +70

    So I’m guessing she didn’t watch Ong Bak, because she said she wouldn’t get that low, but Tony Ja only got that low on that occasion because his opponent was on the ground, so he closed in to check if the fight was over while maintaining a defensive stance

    • @halsnate
      @halsnate 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4


    • @jamariuswalker1712
      @jamariuswalker1712 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      FACTS 💯

    • @dentyph5169
      @dentyph5169 2 ปีที่แล้ว +18

      Bruh she is going on what she is shown.

    • @TheGreenHog
      @TheGreenHog 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@dentyph5169 I didn’t meant to diss her, I was just giving my input on that scene

    • @firstname4337
      @firstname4337 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @@dentyph5169 they should watch the shows if they're going to comment on them -- its not like Ong Bak is not known

  • @Ustaleone
    @Ustaleone 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I was only here for Tony Jaa's performance in Ong Bak. Legend.

  • @callapratt7927
    @callapratt7927 ปีที่แล้ว

    Was not expecting to see the purple jungle fury ranger in this video. My heart is happy

  • @EugWanker
    @EugWanker 2 ปีที่แล้ว +28

    I guess I'm going to have to watch Raya. I liked the fight scene, but I didn't realize it was actually pretty accurate.

    • @jamekinro2850
      @jamekinro2850 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      You​ may​ not​ ​ because​ all​ you​ see​ in​ this​ video​ is​ all​ hand​ to​ hand​ combat in​ the​ movie

    • @ty194
      @ty194 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      It's not accurate. She just liked it because they were women.

    • @EugWanker
      @EugWanker 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@ty194 Well, she gave Tony Jaa a higher score. No women in that fight.

    • @ty194
      @ty194 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@EugWanker Yet still named Raya as her pick. Make that make sense.

  • @paulanderson771
    @paulanderson771 2 ปีที่แล้ว +55

    She was easily the most intelligent Muay Thai coach I've heard. Very matter-of-fact and straightforward about what's involved. Miriam is awesome!

    • @pussypitate
      @pussypitate 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      I agree, I wonder if she's comfy too. Maybe I should try sitting on her to test it out 🤔

    • @Ascending11
      @Ascending11 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Coach**. 😂

    • @kingkazuma2239
      @kingkazuma2239 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      A very terrible person too

    • @paulanderson771
      @paulanderson771 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      I swear I spelled it right! Anyone believe me if I blame spellchecker or something?

    • @genshinwithme3459
      @genshinwithme3459 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@kingkazuma2239 how?

  • @ninoortega7946
    @ninoortega7946 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    You also have to remember that the straight differences, between Muay Thai here the U.S. compared to Muay Thai in Thailand; for instance Tony jaa's style is based on the traditional style, also over there in Thailand they're more brutal they don't stop a fight until that person can't fight anymore, not to mention they do condition their shins against anything; including banana trees. I've seen videos of Muay Thai fighters kicking long big helium tanks for a good while, also over there they fight to feed their families, and they train at a very early.

  • @dallenYT808
    @dallenYT808 ปีที่แล้ว +23

    Wow the ‘Queen of Mean’ Miriam Nakamoto. Awesome! If anyone knows Muay Thai she does.

  • @eastafrika728
    @eastafrika728 2 ปีที่แล้ว +65

    I studied the original Muay Thai, we had bamboo sticks in the gym for shin conditioning, as we advanced in training the aim was to one day break the bamboo with our shin, I accomplished not just that but the ability to kick metal, I have 5 wins from low kicks alone. Muay Thai is the perfect street Martial Art if the practitioner can use it well. I can transition easily to effective moves, that is what helped me win fights. If you try grabbing me you get a knee or an elbow. We even have an elbow done when an opponent grabs your wrist, you just tuck in the wrist while lifting the elbow over to the opponents head, or pull down your wrist, bringing the opponents head to a knee or spinning elbow. Today I am a referee with the kickboxing federation. Van Damme's kick in Blood Sport was a karate kick, he was doing a flick kick most of the time, which is an incomplete kick in Muay Thai, where your hip or pelvis has to be in the kick, it is a total transfer of bodyweight into the kick which can send you into a spin if you miss.

    • @henryhoover3953
      @henryhoover3953 ปีที่แล้ว

      What are the chances of winning with hard leg kicks in mma on the top professionals,
      Are people so conditioned that it wont affect them ?

    • @Opsity
      @Opsity ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@henryhoover3953 Chances are very high if the athlete is smart enough with the leg kicks. Edson Barboza and Pat Barry have done it multiple times. In Jose Aldo vs Uriah Faber, Jose seriously messed up Uriah's legs

  • @jh1328
    @jh1328 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    “Standing…grappling.” She’s like, “These people will not understand the clinch.”

  • @herzfeldji
    @herzfeldji ปีที่แล้ว

    Massive respect to you for giving massive respect to Tony.

  • @lagoon672
    @lagoon672 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    I remember first watching a prayer before dawn such a good movie to all people that love Muay thai I would definitely suggest it

  • @vladimirvladimirovicmajako1221
    @vladimirvladimirovicmajako1221 2 ปีที่แล้ว +15

    "It is absolutely effective to knee someone in the body."
    Yeah, I kinda of suspected that...

  • @parenthesisvlog8359
    @parenthesisvlog8359 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Very impressive. As a Thai, to see foreigners has true knowledge in Muay Thai and Muay Boran more than average Thais and use the terms so correctly. Especially the comments!
    It's so different from Thai food videos, where most of the clip and comments usually go wrong.

  • @arnonpraphun9597
    @arnonpraphun9597 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    I'm Thai. Tony Jaa's martial art is called Muay Thai Boran, which is a throw-on, shake-and-break fight. It is more dangerous than Muay Thai nowadays. Muay Thai Boran is used in times of war. Can kill opponents, even fight with bare hands. Ancient Muay Thai has 4 sectors, but each region has Mae Mai Muay Thai. Different styles, while Tony Jaa uses Korat boxing in the Northeast of Thailand. will focus mainly on kicking in the northeastern region of Thailand, most people are very strong The shins and legs are big and powerful when kicking an opponent.

  • @Daddyching41
    @Daddyching41 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Jumping in the air with his knees are real in a fight. My dad was there thru out many of his fights. Even fighters from all over the world went and lost and why no one wants to admit their lost to him is a shame

  • @johnlemus7921
    @johnlemus7921 2 ปีที่แล้ว +237

    He retired, became a monk, right when his career was taking off, then after a few years went back to making movies, only to find that the industry had changed to a more streaming focused environment. He was in Monster Hunter, which is way better than people give it credit. He also did Jiu Jitsu with Nicolas Cage. He is going to be in The Expendables 4 next year.

    • @petemadrona2252
      @petemadrona2252 2 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      Hope the man has the same comeback as Ke Huy Quan did. Tony's a legend.

    • @hmkoh
      @hmkoh 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Should check out SPL II: A Time for Consequences / Killzone 2

    • @TheSolarCobalt
      @TheSolarCobalt 2 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      Monster Hunter was garbage. No doubt.

    • @dxcSOUL
      @dxcSOUL 2 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      Monster hunter was garbage that pleased no one lol. Didn't please martial arts movie enthusiasts or fans of the game.

    • @justascaredpussycat1869
      @justascaredpussycat1869 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      As an an eleven yaers long true fan of MH. I want to reject but I can't, lmao. That movie is an absolute garbage and a disgrace to the whole of MH series.

  • @Froehlich07
    @Froehlich07 ปีที่แล้ว +13

    I have been training WT for 2 years and 5 years on and off of Krav Maga. We had a couple of Muay Thai trainers visit from Thailand before the covid thing and had a sparring session with them.. I have never, in those 7 years, have my wind knocked out of me on the level that he did when he got close to me.. I had a good hold until i got an elbow to my jaw and a kick to my ribs right after. Lets just say i sat down for a second.

  • @Swanky2024
    @Swanky2024 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I grew up watching Tony jaa. Love his movies

  • @JohnPedder
    @JohnPedder ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Miriam Nakamoto was killer back in the day. Probably still is. She’s one of those female fighters that would destroy dudes imo. Straight gangsta

  • @PaladinHotshot
    @PaladinHotshot 2 ปีที่แล้ว +17

    Oh nooo!!! You didn't have any scenes from The Protector! That fight scene with Tony Jaa Vs Lateef Crowder was one of the BEST fights I've ever seen in a movie! Nooo! Run that back with The Protector! 😆

  • @pralayaryan
    @pralayaryan 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    8 TIMES world CHAMPION !!!
    damn girl u r a GODDESS !!

  • @Stephmonstre
    @Stephmonstre หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    He practices Muay Boran, an ancestral fighting art from Thailand from which Muay Thai was inspired. She just plays a sport...

  • @ccol009
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  • @ronaldlee7566
    @ronaldlee7566 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Tnx for reviewing this topic today. God bless and stay safe🙏