Muay Khao (Muay Knee) is a Muay Thai fighter who is specialized in the use of knee techniques. A MUAI fighter who specializes in knee techniques, on the other hand, is called an elbow specialist (Muai Khao).


Repeatedly misunderstood by foreign athletes (see Muay Farang) is that the term Muay Khao is not a particular fighting style, but an attribute attributed to a fighter.

In earlier times, such terms were mainly used to promote combat pairings to the betting audience. At that time, the focus of the bettors was less on the question of victory or defeat, but on whether and how, for example, a knee specialist would prevail against a fist specialist. Bets were made accordingly for or against the success of certain techniques. If successful, the fighters were rewarded by the bettor.