Thai shorts in Thai Muay are popular for fighters throughout Thailand and are the official style of shorts worn by fighters in the nation's national sport. Although these types of thoughts run a little high, there is a purpose. Unlike trunks common in the western world, Thai shorts are much shorter and made for function. This means that Thai shorts are made to allow free movement in the legs, which is important for Thai boxing.
Trunks hanging too low are not functional for Nak Muay. When a Thai fighter kicks or knees, it is important that there is no deterioration in the attacks due to pulling from Thai shorts to the thigh. Trunks that hang too long disappear the kick and knees and then take out the force and slow down the fighter. In addition to being short in length, Thai shorts have design on both front and rear sides. These patterns are actually Thai writing and other symbols unique to Thai Muay.
The front of Thai shorts is usually the name of the camp. The camp will not only be represented but actually Nak Muay because he will take the name of the camp. For example, if a fighter has a name Nok and comes from the Thai Muay state called Pak Issan, then the fighter would have the name Nok Pak Issan. So it is not only written on Thai shorts that represent their camp, it will also represent itself because a fighter no longer carries his last name until he moves out of the boxing Thai Muay. For the time being, his Thai trunks will be of great importance to him. The front page will bear its new surname, the pages will often have symbols of strength like tiger, snake or elephant. The backs can bear their nick name as Super Nok or Lightening Dtung, accordingly.
Unlike the United States or other Western countries, a Nak Muay will not wear their Thai shorts used to fight anywhere but in the boxing ring. Although a Nak Muay will have other Thai trunks that he will train into his camp, the trunks used to fight will be much nicer. These Thai shorts will be dotted with dotted patterns and bright colors. Pink, Blue and Yellow are among colors that often give curiosity to foreigners to watch.
Yellow in Thailand is a royal color for His Majesty King Bhumibol. In addition, yellow is the color that represents the nozzle. Pink is a very popular color in Thailand that is worn by both men and women. Unlike the Western countries, pink strength means as popular as ever when His Majesty King Bhumibol had a pink shirt when he left the hospital after a serious illness.
For Thai Muay fighters wearing pink Thai shorts, they denote strength and endurance, unlike the meaning of Rosa worn by a man in America that symbolizes softness or even feminist traits. The models, colors and length of Thai shorts are important and are made as they are with special meaning and purpose. When in Thailand, the shorts are worn by a Nak Muay, a Thai fighter. Maybe you see new significance in color and design.