What is often misunderstood by foreign athletes (see Muay Farang) is that the term Muay Tae is not a specific fighting style, but an attribute that is assigned to a fighter.
In earlier times, such terms were mainly used to advertise combat pairings to the betting public. At that time, bettors focused less on the question of victory or defeat, but rather whether and how, for example, a foot specialist would prevail against a fist specialist. Bets were placed for or against the success of certain techniques. In the event of success, the fighters were rewarded with bonuses by the bettors.