WAI KRU

Promoting and fostering the cultural aspects of Muaythai, as well as initiating cultural exchange is one of IFMA’s main philosophies. All preliminary rounds will be competed & judged by VDO submission.

Participants will be drawn into a bracket and judges will score the VDOs to determine next round. Results and brackets will be live on the system once results are entered by the judges.

Finals shall be judged LIVE. Finalists will be informed of their scheduled competition time slot and must enter the virtual arena via link given. The Arena will be attended by the judges and the 2 opponents who shall take turns to perform their 3-minute Wai Kru live.

Judges will then score the performances and a winner is declared to move on to the next round.

Wai Kru Divisions:

Youths: -10 Co-Ed / -12 Co-Ed/ -14 Co-Ed / -18 Co-Ed

Seniors (18-40 yrs): Male / Female

Masters (+40 yrs) : Male / Female

VDO Submission Rules:

  • Max. 3 mins. Points will be deducted for overtime
  • Direction of Wai Kru performance should be in 3 directions only (Front / Left / Right)
  • Contestants must be dressed in Muaythai attire including Mongkon. *Costume creativity is scored.
  • Video should be recorded with a microphone (you can use an integrated microphone on your device)
  • Video should be recorded in a good light with subject lit from the front, please avoid back lighting.
  • A tripod/Steadicam could be used for videotaping (optionally).

VDO Submission Technical Requirements:

  • Video format (AVI, MPEG-4, MOV)
  • Video codec (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC)
  • Video resolution (from 1280x720 to 1920x1080)
  • Frame rate: 30 or 60 fps
  • Screen ratio: (16:9)
  • Video orientation: Landscape (Horizontal)Size (up to 200 MB)

YOUTH Division Rules:

  • The performance must follow the traditional structure : STARTING - PROM NANG (Sitting Postures) - PROM YUEN (Standing Postures)
  • Starting postures MUST include:
  • Thep Panom + Kom Krab (Bow 3 times)
  • Sitting & Standing postures are up to the contestant

SENIOR Division Rules:

  • The performance must follow the traditional structure : STARTING - PROM NANG (Sitting Postures) - PROM YUEN (Standing Postures)
  • Starting postures MUST include: Thep Panom +
  • Kom Krab (Bow 3 times)
  • Prom Nang MUST include 2 of the following 6 postures:
    1. Lab Hok Mokkasak (Kumpakan Lab Hok)
    2. Mekkala Loah Kaew
    3. Song Mek (Tai Mek)
    4. Mae Pra Thoranee Beeb Muay Phom
    5. Sue Lak Hang
    6. Praya Krut Yut Naka
  • Prom Yuen MUST include 2 of the following 6 postures:
    1. Yoong Ram Paen
    2. Na Rai Kwang Jak
    3. Chang Sabad Nguang
    4. Pra Ram Paeng Sorn
    5. Kum Pa Kan Poung Hok
    6. Kun Paen Fun Mahn

Judging Criteria:

  • Ring Setting for effective visibility for judging (placement of the camera, lighting etc.)
  • Time
  • Proper attire
  • Balance/Power/Coordination
  • Quality of postures / Level of postures
  • Fulfilment of designated obligatory postures according to division (youth/senior)
  • For Youth divisions: Focus point for judging is on creativity without loss of authenticity i.e. throwing of Hand grenade or firing machine guns etc. DO NOT score.
  • For Senior divisions: Focus point for judging is on authenticity of movements and postures

Postures & Identification