Since MUAI is not a sport, there are no sports-related restrictions (e.g. competition rules, round times, fairness, etc.). Fighting against multiple opponents is part of the repertoire as well as fighting without gloves and hand-wraps (bare knuckle).
„MUAI“ is usually written with an „i“ to distinguish between competitive sports („Muay“, „Muay Veti“, „Muay Thai“, etc.) and the martial arts discipline belonging to PAHUYUTH.
The fist and foot techniques are used as distance weapons. The fist techniques are executed as straight, curved or mixed techniques. They often but not exclusively aim at the head or the upper body of the opponent. The foot techniques are distinguished by their respective direction of movement during impact as ascending, parallel and descending. They can be used against any part of the opponent‘s body.
The elbow techniques are particularly suitable for defence against attacks and as a precise close-distance weapon. They are executed in ascending, parallel and descending direction.
The knee techniques are also used for attack and defence. The stability of the knee techniques is based on the principles of pulling, counterrotation and balance. The ability to apply these principles determines the effect on the target. Knee variants are divided into ascending, parallel and descending.
The fighting style of MUAI is based on the combination of the four bodily weapons in relation to the respective body position as well as in the sequence of attack and defense techniques. The stability of the warrior is the required basic condition for an optimal execution of the fighting techniques.
Strategy and tactics of MUAI resemble a hunting game of predator and prey. With increasing competence and ability the focus shifts from simple decision hits to a complete control over the course of the fight. The warrior determines the type and timing of the victory himself. The tactical approach can be compared to a game of chess, played against an experienced opponent. It takes both, the willingness to take risks and necessary caution to succeed.