Acupressure is a process in which blunt pressure is exerted at defined parts of the body.

In the traditional Free-Warrior medicine, acupressure is part of the pressure massage. Pahuyuth (especially in LING LOM) uses the reversal of acupressure techniques to harm enemies. Grip techniques and pressure point techniques are among the Pahuyuth’s system weapons.

In Buddhist teachings, Ah Vicha (also Awicha or Ah Wicha – Bad Knowledge) refers to those areas of knowledge that are suitable for harming other living beings.

Ajahn (also ajaan, aajaan, ajarn, ajan, acharn or achaan) is a “professor” or “senior teacher” in the Thai language.

The so-called Free-Warrior knowledge or traditional Free-Warrior knowledge is the totality of the knowledge of Pahuyuth, Saiyasart and the Free-Warrior medicine.

The traditional Free-Warrior knowledge includes not only the Pahuyuth but also the Saiyasart and the knowledge of Naturopathy. All three areas of knowledge are closely linked and have always been in mutual interaction.


Pahuyuth deals with the combative aspects of existence and physical confrontation. It consists of two disciplines of unarmed combat (MUAI, LING LOM) and five armed combat disciplines (MEED, DAAB, GRABONG, MAI SAWK, SABAI). Fragments of Pahuyuth can be found, for example, in the Thai national sport Muay Thai and many other Asian martial arts.


Saiyasart (knowledge of nothingness) deals with non-physical phenomena of all kinds on the basis of logic and rationality. These include forms of spirituality, meditation, magic, and spiritual healing. Fragments of Saiyasart were adopted by Thai Buddhism (e.g. amulets and talismans) other components were ostracised as “black magic”.


The traditional Free-Warrior Medicine is based partly on the knowledge of the body, mind and soul from Saiyasart, but also on the practical necessity of being able to heal diseases and injuries far away from civilization. It is based on the support of the self-healing functions of the human body. The naturopathy includes knowledge of massage techniques, healing bodies and medicinal plants. Parts of this area of knowledge found their way into traditional Thai massage and other natural healing methods.


The Traditional Free-Warrior medicine is the traditional naturopathic knowledge (Sart Bambatgay) of the ancient Free-Warriors.

The model of autodynamics describes the behavioral biological mechanisms of stimulus and reaction, which are present, for example, within a reaction sequence or within a course of a fight.

Reiki (霊気) is a form of energy healing through the laying on of hands from Japan, which is said to affect the physical, mental and spiritual levels.

Ruesi (also Known as Lersi, Pra Rasi or Rishi in India) is a type of jungle preacher or itinerant healer from Southeast Asia.

Sart Bambatgay (ศาสตร์ บําบัดกาย – “The knowledge of adjusting the body”), also called “Free-Warrior-medicine” or “Pahuyuth-medicine”, is the traditional term for the naturopathy of the Free-Warriors.

In Buddhist teaching, ungood knowledge (Ah Vicha) or vile knowledge (Derachan Vicha) refers to those areas of knowledge that are suitable for harming other living beings. Both the Pahuyuth and the Saiyasart as well as components of the traditional Free-Warrior medicine are in many places considered “Ah Vicha” or “Derachan Vicha”.