LING LOM – The origin of Pahuyuth

LING LOM is an unarmed Pahuyuth using all of the capabilities the human body and the origin of all Thai martial arts.

The origins of the LING LOM date back to the time of the Gleeh tribes (Gleeh Gauw Pienohng), which who lived around 2500 BC. in the Altai Mountains (today’s China). Initially described by the Chinese as a kind of “wraith fight”, this fighting method was later called LING LOM (monkey-air or air monkey) due to its elusive character and unusual movements.

The name stuck and led to the widespread misconception that LING LOM was created by the imitation of animals or was related to Chinese fighting styles (monkeys Kung Fu, monkey fist, etc.). In fact, LING LOM is based exclusively on the natural abilities and conditions of the human body.

LING LOM has been used on the battlefields of Southeast Asia for many centuries. Legends tell of warriors who swept across the battlefield “like the wind” and even fought between the legs of war elephants. Around 1000 A.D., LING LOM became the origin of all Thai stand-up fighting methods. Traces of the LING LOM can still be found in many other Southeast Asian fighting styles.

LING LOM is considered one of the most difficult to learn combat disciplines of Pahuyuth. Beginners undergo a rigorous physical training and gradually acquire the traditional principles and concepts of the system teaching (Tah Kru). The result is a highly efficient adaptive fighting style that allows the user to adapt to the enemy combat system without having learned it himself.

Monkeys are free animals …

Typology of LING LOM

The combat system of the LING LOM is based on five fundamental system teachings.

  • The first system teaching is the system of the teacher, which includes knowledge of the position, stability and movements of the human body, as well as the teaching of autodynamic reaction patterns.
  • The second system teaching is the teaching of basic combat techniques. The bodily weapons (fist, foot, elbow and knee) are used in combination with static and dynamic body positions.
  • The third system teaching is called defense knowledge. This includes all human-possible types of unarmed defense from and to any body position.
  • The fourth system teaching is the teaching of safety knowledge. It contains the principles of falling and rolling, as well as movement on the ground and self-rescue.
  • The fifth system teaching is called grip techniques. It includes knowledge of the biological and biomechanical functions of the human body and its limits. The derivatives of the fifth system theory include, for example, grip techniques and throws, but also pressure point techniques that target nerves, tendons, bloodstreams and internal organs.

A LING LOM warrior uses his combat techniques according to the five system teachings and in the sense of the model of autodynamics. He acts formlessly, unpredictably and individually tailored to the opponents fighting style. He adapts to foreign fighting styles without having learned them beforehand and preferably uses elements that the opponent does not expect or know.

A LING LOM warrior creates situational conditions in his own favor, causes confusion and specifically attacks the biological weaknesses of the human body. The technique leading to victory is often aimed at irreversible mutilation, crippling, or killing the enemy.

Due to the elusive type of combat and the high destructive power, LING LOM is one of the most dangerous, unarmed combat systems in the world. Due to its structural openness and the unrestricted freedom of this combat system and a development that has has been going on for thousands of years, it can also be described as one of the oldest and potentially most developed hybrid systems in the world.


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LING LOM Techniques

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LING LOM Students of the basic level (green belt) learn 123 school techniques.

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The Pahuyuth Compendium contains the 123 school techniques of LING LOM.


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The Pahuyuth Compendium is the new technical handbook for the basic level.

It contains the basic techniques of MUAI, LING LOM, MEED, MAI SAWK, DAAB, GRABONG and SABAI.

LING LOM Workouts

LING LOM has a number of special training programs. We have recorded two of these training programs and made them available to everyone free of charge.

Please note: These trainings are not suitable for beginners! For beginners we recommend the 30 Exercises.

Execution (at your own risk):

  1. The “Basic Endurance” and the “Basic Attack” workout each include 12 exercises of 5 minutes each (60 minutes). Some of the exercises consist of two parts of 2.5 minutes each.
  2. We recommend starting with only one of the two programs. Advanced practitioners perform both trainings in one session (120 minutes)
  3. The exercises should be carried out over the entire duration (each 5 minutes) with uniform pace and explosive movements.
  4. It is recommended to do as many repetitions as possible within the specified duration of the exercise.
  5. During the training sessions: No breaks, no interruptions, no drinking, no food, no towels, no mats.

Note: We assume no liability for any damage or injury that may arise during the independent conduct of these trainings. We recommend consulting a doctor before starting a sports or training activity.


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While MUAI already allows enormous freedoms in relation to Muay Thai and fights with fists, feet, knees and elbows both standing and on the ground, LING LOM goes a step further and specifically attacks the weak points of the human body.

LING LOM remains formless. It adapts both enemy fighting styles and situational conditions in its own favor. Students of the LING LOM learn a variety of different principles from which they can choose freely and vary them as they please. So while a MUAI fighter can still recognized as such, no LING LOM practitioner is like the other.

Since they are completely free to choose their means and like to enrich themselves with ideas from foreign fighting styles, LING LOM can be described as one of the oldest and possibly most developed hybrid systems in the world.

Like MUAI, LING LOM can be seamlessly combined with all armed Pahuyuth disciplines (AWUD). The combination of at least one unarmed Pahuyuth combat type (MUAI, LING LOM) and at least one armed Pahuyuth combat type (MEED, DAAB, GRABONG, MAI SAWK, SABAI) is called PAHUYUTH.


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Ling Lom Training in Berlin

Are you interested in free fighting and would like to start your LING LOM training at the Pahuyuth School in Berlin?

Pahuyuth has a traditional training concept with belt levels. The aim of our teaching methodology is to enable a sound and safe martial arts training in the physical as well as in the psychological sense. At the same time, it is intended to prevent dangerous knowledge from falling into the wrong hands and thus causing damage.

The entry requirement for the discipline LING LOM is the Pahuyuth student status (green belt), which requires passing the entrance examination.

Admission to the entrance examination again requires participation in the trial student course.

Interested? Then visit our trial training page!

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