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Thai Boxing (1975) ●

 

    

    

 

 Issue Name: Thai Boxing
 Thai Issue Name: มวยไทย
 Issue Date: 1975/2518-05-20
 Cause: To promote Thai Boxing
 Catalogue Number: 1975/16-19
 Denomination: 0.75 Baht, 2.75 Baht, 3 Baht, 5 Baht
 Unused Value: 30 Baht, 120 Baht, 100 Baht, 250 Baht
 Complete Set:  500 Baht (unused), 180 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: n/c
 Size: 27 x 45 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 3,000,000 pieces for design A and 1,000,000 pieces for each of the other designs
 Printer: Suomen Pankin Setelipaino, Bank of Finland Security Printing House, Finland
 Subject: Different fighting attitudes as used in muay khaak cheuak and the modern version muay thai, namely: 1. Te (เตะ), literally ‘Kick’, but in English referred to as the Roundhouse Kick; 2. Sok Klab (ศอกกลับ) i.e. ‘Reversed Elbow’; 3. Khao Loy (เข่าลอย), literally ‘Floating Knee’, in English referred to as the Flying Knee; and 4. Wai Kruh (fig.), literally ‘Greeting to the Teacher’, i.e. a Ritual Homage, usually performed in the form of a ritual dance known as Ram Muay (fig.)
 Related Link: muay thai, muay khaak cheuak, wai kruh, ram muay, wai, kruh