A combination of techniques (Mai Gon) is a functional sequence of multiple techniques and their permutations. This term is also used to describe autodynamic reaction sequences, which result in a semi-conscious combination of several individual techniques in the sense of the model of autodynamics.

Combinations can be formed from pre-teaching techniques, basic techniques and variants. The amount of possible combinations of techniques strives against infinity in all Pahuyuth disciplines.

The pre-teaching techniques, basic techniques and technical variants for all seven Pahuyuth disziplines are listed in the Pahuyuth Compendium.

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A special form of Mai Gon techniques, which are no longer in use, were the so-called Muai trick techniques (Gon Muai).

Mai Gon in other fighting styles

In contrast to the original understanding of the Pahuyuth about the conceptual structure and the mediation of combat techniques, often arbitrarily selected combinations of techniques (Mai Gon) are classified as basic techniques (Mae Mai) or variants (Look Mai) in Muay Thai or Muay Boran. The lack of a logical derivation and justification for this classification can be seen as an indication of a lack of expertise in the reconstruction of traditional fighting styles.

DAAB (Sword) is armed combat with arm-length objects as improvised weapons and Thai swords that can be used as single-sword or as double sword. Sub-discipline of PAHUYUTH.


Daab Ayutthaya (sword from Ayutthaya) is a sword type native to the area of the former capital of the Siam kingdom.

Like the vast majority of Thai swords, the Daab Ayutthaya consists of a long handle that makes up about a third of the sword length and a one-sided cut blade, which is two-thirds of the total length. Typical for the Daab Ayutthaya is the rather curved shape and the wide sword face. Together with the Daab Lanna (sword from Lanna), the Daab Ayutthaya is the most widely used design for Thai swords.


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Balance Point | Pivot point | Hilz | Knob | Ort | Paring disc | Pivot Point | Pommel | Weakness | Sword Catch | Sword Face | Sword Handle | Sword Hull | Sword’s Back | Sword Scabbard | Sword Edge | Sword Tip | Strength | Stichblatt

Daab Naresuan (also known as the “Sword of Ayutthaya”) is a special one-handed sword form developed and secretly passed on by a paramilitary unit under the reign of King Naresuan (1590-1605 A.D.).

After his coronation in 1590 A.D. King Naresuan restructured the armed forces of his empire. On his orders, a group of paramilitary Free-Warriors (Pahuyuth) was asked to protect the country in the event of an invasion and to conduct covert operations. This created a new sword style (DAAB), which was secretly passed on among the descendants of this sword fighting art – the so-called DAAB NARESUAN, also known as the “Sword of Ayutthaya”. As the indirect founder of this style, King Naresuan has since then been regarded as sword fighting teacher honoris causa and is worshipped by the members of DAAB NARESUAN to this day.

The Pahuyuth School in Berlin is the only school in the world where Daab Naresuan (also known as the “Sword of Ayutthaya”) is taught.


In Pahuyuth, Defense Knowledge refers to the teaching of autodynamic reactions, which are suitable for averting damage. The third system theory of the LING LOM is also referred to as Defense Knowledge The teaching of Defense Knowledge is based on the model of autodynamics.

Defensive techniques for beginners

Probationary students (yellow belt) learn fifteen techniques of Defense Knowledge which were summarized as LS-02 according to the systematic nomenclature of the Pahuyuth.

A poster with the defense techniques for beginners can be purchased in our shop.

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Defensive techniques for advanced

The Pahuyuth Compendium includes defense techniques for all seven Pahuyuth disciplines.

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A defensive fighter (Muai Rab) is a Muai fighter who masters the basic techniques (Mae Mai) for fist, foot, elbow and knee, but prefers to use defensive variants.

The opposite of a defensive fighter is called an offensive fighter (Muai Roog).



In Pahuyuth, a technical execution in which the target is hit in a downward motion is referred to as the Descending Trajectory (Tauw Godd) or “falling” for short. It does not matter whether it is a strike or a thrust.

Only the bodily weapons foot, elbow and knee are classified as descending.

For example

Muai muay thai boran parallel knee technique

Faust techniques are again divided into straight, curve, and mixed.


Translated: Knotted or muddled strike. Synonymous with MUAI.

Elbows are the jointed connection between upper arm bone (humerus), elbow bone (ulna) and spoke (radius). Elbow is one of four bodily weapons of Pahuyuth.

Pahuyuth elbow anatomy

The elbow techniques are particularly suitable for defense against attacks and as a precise close-range weapon.

Elbow techniques are divided into

The amount of possible elbow techniques in Pahuyuth infinite. As part of the Pahuyuth training, elbow techniques are taught as basic techniques, variants, combinations and applications and are individually refined.

Elbow techniques for beginners

The 1984 teaching video contains the first three basic techniques for elbows.

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Elbow techniques for advanced practitioners

The Pahuyuth Compendium contains elbow techniques for all seven Pahuyuth disciplines.

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An elbow specialist (Muai Sok) is a Muai fighter who specializes in the use of elbow variants. An elbow specialist of Muay Thai is called Muay Sok.

The term “elbow specialist” is not a qualification per se, but an attribute attributed to someone who has proven to be particularly adept at using elbow techniques.

In earlier times, such terms were mainly used to advertise combat pairings to the betting public. At that time, the focus of the bettors was less on points, victory or defeat, but on whether and how, for example, an elbow specialist would prevail against a foot specialist.

The bets were placed accordingly for or against the success of certain elbow techniques for which the elbow specialist was known. In the event of success, the fighters were rewarded with bonuses by the bettors.

Because the discipline MUAI is no longer taught as a combat sport but as a “stand-up fight without rules”, the term elbow specialist nowadays has rather an academic value. Nevertheless, the curriculum of this discipline provides for some minimum theoretical requirements which would justify such a naming.


In order to name someone a Muai elbow specialist, the following minimum requirements should be met:

  1. The fighter should have qualified as a MUAI-Warrior (at least white belt).
  2. The fighter should be able to safely perform the 200 basic techniques of the MUAI.
  3. The fighter should be able to execute the 39 elbow variants in the offensive, neutral and defensive stance.
  4. The fighter should be able to vary the 39 elbow variants into five attack types each.
  5. The fighter should be able to combine the 39 elbow variants at will with pre-teaching techniques, basic techniques and technical variants.
  6. The fighter should have developed at least nine elbow variants of his own in the ascending, parallel and descending direction.
  7. The fighter should have at least three applications against fist for each of the 39 elbow variants.
  8. The fighter should have at least three applications against the foot in each of the 39 elbow variants.
  9. The fighter should have at least three applications against elbows for each of the 39 elbow variants.
  10. The fighter should have at least three applications against knee for each of the 39 elbow variants.
  11. The fighter should be able to use mainly use elbow variants as counter-techniques against an opponent who uses fist, foot, elbow and knee.
  12. The fighter should be able to use at least 13 of the 39 elbow variants upon prior notice. This presupposes the ability to fully control the fight.

Muai elbow techniques

The Pahuyuth Compendium contains the 200 basic techniques of MUAI.

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