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The Ultimate Guide to Muay Thai Training for Beginners

Muay Thai is by far the most effective striking art in the world. What sets Muay Thai training apart from other martial arts is its emphasis on sparring and competition. While other martial arts tend to do a lot of ‘theory’ and ‘combat simulations’ that take place in controlled environments, Muay Thai focuses on developing your timing through sparring and fighting. Whether you want to develop self-confidence, get incredibly fit, or compete in the ring, Muay Thai is a sport that is inclusive of multiple goals. There are a million reasons why you may want to train Muay Thai, and at the end of the...

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Where to Train Muay Thai in Thailand – Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Koh Samui or Phuket

One of the best parts of training in Thailand is choosing where to train. With so many great places to train in Thailand, it can be hard to choose where to train. Should you train in the mountainous region to the north or on the tropical islands near the beaches? For most people, the choice will come down to the four largest destinations in Thailand for Muay Thai: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, and Phuket. Each place represents an entirely different environment for training. There are some other regions like Hua Hin, Koh Samui, Koh Phangnan, Krabi, and Koh Tao that...

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Impressions of Khongsittha Muay Thai Gym in Bangkok

One of the benefits of living in Thailand is that you have access to the best Muay Thai training in the world. Whether you want to train at a beginner Muay Thai camp designed for tourists, or a gym with Thai champions, different gyms cater to different people. When you think of Bangkok, the first thing that comes to mind is fighter gyms. These gyms are filled with Lumpinee, Rajadamnern and Channel 7 fighters and champions. Traditional gyms like Sor Sommai, are considered the epitome of a fighter gym that breeds champions. While these gyms have the best fighters,...

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Controlling Your Opponent After You Catch Their Kick ft. Petchboonchu

When you catch your opponent’s kick, there are multiple techniques you can use to score points. The sweep is the most common method that people learn when you catch a kick. There are many types of sweeps you can perform, but the general concept of tripping your opponent after you catch their leg stays the same. While a sweep can score you quick points on the judge’s scorecard, sometimes it is advantageous to try to control your opponent, so you can throw strikes. It is important to remember, that you are only allowed to take two steps forward after you...

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How to Get Into Clinching Range ft. Petchboonchu

To be effective in the clinch, you need to understand how to close the distance against your opponent. You could be the world’s best clincher, but if you can’t get into clinching range, you won’t be able to exploit your advantage. Skilled clinchers know how to close the gap and get the fight where they have the advantage. Moving from out of range into clinching range is a dangerous area to cross for clinchers. To get inside the clinch, you need to enter your opponent’s striking range without getting hurt in the process. Advanced clinchers know how to close...

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