Wai Kru Ceremony is a demonstration of the Muay Thai boxers’ respect and gratitude to their teachers in submission to the serious and patient teaching and training. The ceremony is very important, which shows sincere appreciation and perseverance, and also raise the spirit of the boxers. In the earlier day of the event, the boxers have to attend the rituals to worship Nai Khanom Tom who was the famous Thai boxer. Next, there are the youth contest in the Wai Kru Muay Thai or respect paying ceremony, enjoy Thai arts and culture performances including the traditional Thai tattoo, making of Aranyik swords, performing of Thai martial arts, and an exhibition of ancient weapons. After that in the late afternoon, there are Wai Kru Muay Thai ceremony, worshipping Thai ancestral kings and brave soldiers who protected the motherland; namely, King Naresuan the Great, King Suea, and Phraya Phichai Dap Hak, and see the demonstrative performance of "Amazing Thai Elephants" at night.
13.00 – 17.00 Enjoy the professional Muay Thai competition of Thai and foreign boxers.
17.00 – 18.00 Learn and enjoy the demonstrations of Thai arts, handicrafts, and culture, including the Traditional Thai Tattoo, making of Aranyik swords, performing of Thai martial arts, and an exhibition of ancient weapons.
18.00 – 19.30 Organise the ceremony to pay respect to masters of Muay Thai and pay homage to the late Thai great kings, and present a picture for foreign Muay Thai boxers to understand how Muay Thai boxing begins, and learn self-defence in the Thai style that all Thais in the past from kings to villagers had to learn to protect their homeland and themselves. The presentation will be easy for understanding, so that all participants will see the importance of the ceremony.
19.30 – 21.00 Welcome reception for guest.
Website : www.krumuaythai.net, www.aitmathai.com
Tel. +66 3524 6076-7
More information: http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Events-and-Festivals/World-Thai-Martial-Arts-Festival-and-Wai-Khru-Muay-Thai-Ceremony--4484