Typology of MEED
MEED-Warriors traditionally live by the principles of improvisation and letting go, which are part of their unwritten code. The special feature of the MEED is to take advantage of the opponent’s weapons and turn them against him or to use random objects from the surroundings as improvised weapons. MEED-Warriors are not bound to a certain type of knife, axe, sickle or to their own weapons. They neither cultivate a special weapon culture nor do they carry one with them in everyday life. In civilian life they are therefore usually not recognizable as MEED-Warriors.
As long as a MEED-Warrior has not yet taken possession of a suitable object, he will choose a rather passive fighting style like in LING LOM. If he already has a weapon, he will not keep it very long. During the fight he will try to switch between different weapons and even between weapon types to confuse his opponents. Distractions and deceptions are an elementary part of this fighting style. The skill of an experienced MEED-Warrior in handling the blade is often compared with that of a magician who cheats his opponent out of a fair chance to win or with a predator who reveals his claws only when he slays his prey.
A further special feature of the MEED is the knife throwing technique, in which any knife-like objects are converted into throwing weapons. It is historically handed down that Pahuyuth Free-Warriors made hand-long throwing spears from branches or bamboo canes, whose tips were charred to harden them. In case of enemy contact they were thrown at the enemy. Injuries caused in this way could under certain circumstances be decisive for the battle.