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”.

In Buddhist teaching, vile knowledge (Derachan Vicha) or bad knowledge (Ah 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”.

A weapon in Pahuyuth is a body part, an object or a systemic intervention that can be used to harm another living being.

In the understanding of pahuyuth, basically every body part and almost every physical object can be used as a weapon. For teaching purposes, the types of weapons of Pahuyuth are distinguished in

Archery, slingshot weapons, firearms or other types of weapons do not belong to the typical weapons of Pahuyuth, but can be integrated into the individual fighting style one’s own diskretion.

A white belt is a belt in the Pahuyuth. White belts are worn by students of the appropriation level.

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Origin of the white color

The combat knowledge of Pahuyuth is traditionally compared to a pure white cloth, which only discolors by its use.

To hint Pahuyuth intermediate students to the difference between knowledge and its usefulness or use, they wear white belts.

Middle school students refine their basic techniques and begin to develop their own fighting style, in particular by passing on and imparting their acquired knowledge to younger students.

A yellow belt is a belt in the Pahuyuth. Yellow belts are worn by probationary stage students.

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Origin of the yellow color

In former times, Pahuyuth students had to apply to a teacher, for example by working as temple novices (Dek Wat, church child). Initially, each of these students was only taken in as probationary student to first examine their character and ideas.

The ancient teachers gave them an insight into the fighting knowledge (e.g. through fitness exercises), but no actual fighting techniques to prevent possible abuse.

It was only at a later stage that the teacher decided whether and to what extent it was possible for him to impart the necessary knowledge to the novice and to accept him as a full-fledged student.

Following the Buddhist robes of the temple novices, Pahuyuth probationary students (Lugsidt Todlong) still wear a golden-yellow belt today.

A yellow-green belt is a belt in Pahuyuth. Yellow-green belts are worn by students of the beginner level (green belt) who have not yet reached the fourteenth year of life.

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The yellow-green belt is a special belt for admitted students who have not yet reached the age of fourteen yet.

Yellow-green belts have all the rights and obligations of a green belt. Only a short yellow stripe at the end of the green belt indicates their special status. At the age of fourteen, the yellow stripe is omitted.