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Muay Thai Training at Home

When it comes to training Muay Thai it is important that you focus on multiple aspects of training to ensure you get better.. While technique and timing are extremely important, you should also be working on your conditioning and cardio to ensure that you can last a 5 round fight. This guide is designed to help you get better at muay thai. It is a complete guide that will cover a common place where people train – at home. This guide will provide you with specific workouts and exercises that you can do at home that will improve your...

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From Basketball Nerd to Muay Thai Fighting – Stephen’s Muay Thai Story

When you think of a fighter, the first image that probably comes to mind is someone who was born tough. The kid who grew up fighting on the playground, who was born to fight. I am not that person. Growing up as a kid I was always scared of getting into fights. I did a brief stint in Karate for a few years because my dad signed me up, but I never enjoyed it. I spent most of my childhood/teenage years doing one of two things: playing basketball or playing video games. I was what you call a closet nerd. On the...

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What it means to have “Heart” in Muay Thai

  After living in Thailand for a few years now, the most common phrase you will ever hear to describe a fighter is “him (Thai trainer shakes head back and forth)…. no heart.” People who are new to the sport think it is extremely unfair to say somebody has no heart- it definitely isn’t a term people use to describe someone in the west – but in Thailand, they use the word heart to describe fighters on a regular basis. For people living and breathing Muay Thai, having no heart is the worst thing any trainer could say about...

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12 Sparring Tips That Will Make You Better

The first time you start sparring can be extremely intimidating if you don’t know what to expect. Most beginners think of sparring as one step away from being in an actual fight. The better you are at sparring, the more success you will have in preparing for a fight. If you are only training muay thai to burn calories and get a cardio workout then sparring is optional and you should continue to have fun and enjoy the sport of muay thai. Make sure you watch this video below: However, if you actually want to get better at muay...

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3 Reasons Why You Won’t Fight in Thailand

A lot of people come to Thailand with the intention of fighting, but never end up in the ring. I’ve seen some guys talk a big game, but when it comes to fighting they always have an excuse. Something ‘magically’ happens when it comes time to make a commitment. This article breaks down 3 reasons why you won’t fight in Thailand. I think the second reason is the one that gets a lot of the single guys who come here. Lack of discipline and the want to have fun are two driving factors behind this. Reason #1: You Will...

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