Second, upon entering the ring, both boxers, beginning in their own corner, circle the ring with a hand placed on the top rope. This act is called "sealing the ring". This symbolically tells your opponent that no one else is present (crowd, coaches, trainers, judges...) and that it is now just between the two of you.

Finally, the Ram Muay. The Ram Muay is a dance-like ritual during which the boxers go through motions which imitate various animals, or professions. Using the SuriyaSak Ram Muay as an example. We begin by imitating a swallow (bird), then imitate a soldier with a spear. Next we imitate a soldier with a bow, then finally, an executioner.


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