THE NAMES OF THE THAI CAMPS
special report by Serge TREFEU
In Thailand the name of a camp made often references in the name of the owner who created him. But Thai, to embellish the name of the camp, add practically always a word in the name of the owner or in the name of the chosen camp. This word has a meaning specify in the language thai…
For example, the word “Rat” at the end of the name of the camp means ” the valuable knowledge ” as the camp Dejrat or the Noparat camp.
“Sri” at the beginning or in the name of the camp means ” the majesty, the glory ” as the camp Sor Srisompong (owner Sompong, glorious Sompong) or the K.Romsritong camp (Owner Srikung nickname Romsritong, Romsritong wants to say majestic golden umbrella).
“Sit” at the beginning of the name of the camp means ” the student of “. Sit means, ” the pupil “, ” the student ” or ” the disciple “. Example the camp Sit Or (champion Nong-O Sit Or ), the Sitjaaboon (champion Detnarong Sitjaaboon), the Sitboonmee (champion Kongsak Sitboonmee) or the Sityodtong (Sit, the pupils, of Yod Thong).
SIT OR GYM
The word “Look” which wants to say ” The Technique ” which comes from ” Look Mai Muay Thai ” (Technique advanced by Muay Thai), as the camp Lookbanyai (The technique in the big house) or Lookthamsua (The technique in the cave of the tiger).
“Kiat” or “Keat” at the beginning of the name of the camp means ” the honor, the reputation ” as the camp Kiatpetch (Kiat, the renowned, petch is the first letters of the owner Mr Peerapong Theeradejpong), Kiatyongyut (Kiat, renowned, Yongyut name of the Owner Mr Yongyut Lewisit), Kiatprapat (Kiat, Honor, to Prapat, name of the owner Mr Prapaskul) or Keatkhamtorn (Keat, The honor, Khamtorn, loud, brilliant).
KIATYONGYUT GYM (TOPRATED GYM)
The word “Sor“, “Wor“, “Por” or “Kor” at the beginning of the name of a camp is the Thai way of saying consonants “S”, “W”, “P” and “K”. Generally it is the initial of the first name of the owner of the camp. For example the camp Wor Wiwatthananon (Owner Mr Wisut Wiwatthananon), Sor Ploenchit (Owner Mr Satiyan Lasud), Por Pramuk (Owner Mr Pramuk Roatchanatun) or Kor Phetnangrong (Owner Mr Kanha Tosakoon).
WOR WIWATTHANANON GYM (Mr Wisut Wiwatthananon)
SOR PLOENCHIT GYM
He so many names of camp which make references to companies which sponsor the camp as the camp “Eminent Air” (Company of material of air-conditioning), Champion Chok Eminetair, “Carryboy” (Brand of car), champion Putpartnoi Carryboy, the ” P.K. Stereo” (Company of material HI FI), champion Namphon P.K. Stereo, or the “F.A. Group” (Company of chemical products for the food industry), champion Petboonchu F.A. Group.
P.K. STEREO GYM
Sometimes the camp has the name of a place as the camp Kiatmuu 9 to Bankhapi, ” Muu 9 ” (the village 9 of Bankhapi), the camp 96 Peenang in Bangkok which makes reference to the market ” Peenang ” situated in “N° 96” of the district or the camp Tedeed 99 in Bangkok which is the name of GoGo bar (Nightclub of striptease), the ” GoGo bar T-DED 99 “.
96 PEENANG GYM
TEDEED 99 GYM
There are also the camps which have the name of big champion as the camp “Galaxy Gym” (Khaosai Galaxy), the camp “Jocky Gym” (Jocky Sitkanpaï), the “Somrak Gym” (Somrak Khamsing) or the “Jaroenthong Gym” (Jaroenthong Kiatbanchong).