Blitz’s epic range of Muay Thai shorts is designed to keep you cool, comfortable and optimally agile in training and competition. Choose from a range of colours to suit your style. Our selection of sizes caters to adults and kids. Muay Thai shorts by UK-based Blitz are made of 100% polyester satin for that classic Thai boxing look – get yours now and get ready for combat!
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The Tradition of Thai Boxing Shorts
According to Thai tradition, the colour and design of Muay Thai shorts have a very specific meaning. Thai mythology states that each day of the week has its own patron deity who is represented by a specific colour; traditionally, boxers would wear a pair of shorts in the colour that corresponds to the day of their fight.
Nowadays, it’s mostly just older fighters who adhere to this tradition, but the colours of the days of the week are still widely known amongst the Thai population.
The most popular colours of Muay Thai shorts are linked to important events happening in the lives of the Thai royal family. For example, yellow represents the date of birth of King Bhumibol the Great – the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history – which was a Monday. Blue corresponds to Friday, which was the day on which Sirikit, the queen mother of Thailand, was born. And pink became a popular colour for Muay Thai shorts when the aforementioned King Bhumibol wore a pink shirt after he was discharged from hospital in 2007 following a period of serious illness.
Muay Thai shorts usually feature the name of the fighter and their camp on the front, and the name of their sponsor on the back – traditionally, these are written in the Thai alphabet. It is also common for the back of the shorts to feature an illustration of an animal that represents the boxer’s strength, like a dragon, elephant, snake or tiger.
Find Your Lucky Shorts
Most Thai boxers have a favourite pair of shorts, which they believe will help them achieve victory. Find your lucky shorts among the Blitz range or choose from our Badbreed options.