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What Is A Mongkon/Mongkol?
The mongkon (or mongkol) is a type of sacred headpiece worn by most Muay Thai boxers before fighting. They’ll wear it to the ring and while they do their ceremonial ‘wai kru ram muay’ before having their trainer take it off and place it on the top of their corner for good luck.
Traditionally a trainer (otherwise known as a kru) will present the mongkon to a fighter once he feels that the fighter has trained hard and is ready to represent the gyms name in the ring. As a foreigner who wears a mongkon, it’s important to know the significance of why you are wearing it out of loyalty, respect to your gym, kru, and the martial art as a whole.
Most commonly mongkon’s are made up of rope, thread, and silk material that are woven and braided together. It’s very common for most fighters, whether Buddhist or not, to bring the headdress to a Buddhist monk who blesses the mongkon with good luck prior to stepping in the ring.
Literally speaking, mongkon means holy spirit, luck and protection.
The mongkon is a symbol that represents your loyalty and respect of your gym, your trainers and your family. You wear it when you enter the ring to show that when you fight its not all about you, it’s about the people around you who have helped you along your journey.