Muay thai form?
Does anyone know what the opening Muay thai form from Ong Bak is called?
That's kind of a complicated question... I haven't seen the movie in awhile, do you have video?
isnt it something Muay Boran related?
Edit - Double Post
Depending how you look at it/who you learn from, Muay Thai is just a modern "form" of Muay Boran. But in general, the Muay Thai community has alot of voices saying "Forms" don't exist in Thai Boxing.
I am unsure of the Thai language, but I know it translates to the battle of Hannaman or something similar.
Its all cool stuff.
Hanuman's definitely referenced somewhere in there, but yes, I do believe it was Muay Boran being used in Ong Bak.
I read somewhere about some of it being some 'Elephant' style(when he puts up his elbows sometimes it looks kind of like elephant ears). But I've studied Thai Boxing enough to know there aren't forms so much as basic techs.
In Ong-bak, the referances to Elephant are largely Tony Jaa's personal style, and don't really appear as much in Ong-bak. Elephants do appear in the names of some movements, (elephant pushes the ivory) but Muay Koshasan (Elephant boxing) and the "Smashing Elephant style" in his other movies are only slightly related to older styles of Thai boxing, with alot of it being designed by Tony for the sake of the movie. It's a deceptively complex system.
Ok, i'm going to have to agree, I'm a muay thai boxer (still training for the most part) but I know of no official forms. That's mostly a hollywood created thing to make it look pretty. In reality (especially when I fight) there's only one form and I don't know of a name for it but it's always visible in actual muay thai boxing. Hands up near the cheeks (slowly moves to the head if you're in close) leading leg up front and bouncing up and down (this keeps in hot for a snap or round kick when you're ready to attack.) chin down to avoid serious blows but not completely down like in boxing, you wanna be able to see your oppenent clearly.