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Yodtong Senanan: The Trainer of Champions

Over the past 50 years, Thailand has produced some amazing Muay Thai fighters. The list of greats includes legendary fighters like Samart Payakaroon, Somrak Khamsing and Saenchai. While most people are aware of the big name Thai fighters, the trainers who helped produce these stars are often overlooked. One trainer in particular that stands out among his peers is the late Yodtong Senanan (Feb 11, 2013). He was the founder of the famous Sityodtong camp that is located in Pattaya. Yodtong taught a style that always focused on technique over power and produced some of the best Thai fighters in the world. “I believe in Technique, a technical style is...

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Muay Thai “Fighter of the Year” Winners From Past to Present

In Muay Thai the most prestigious honor a fighter can receive is the Sports Writers Association of Thailand Fighter of the Year award. This is an award that is voted on every year to determine who was the best fighter in Thailand during that year. To win the Fighter of the year award is the Muay Thai equivalent to winning an Oscar for Best Actor at the academy awards. It is a huge accomplishment and something that every fighter dreams of accomplishing one day. Given the fact that there are tens of thousands of fighters throughout Thailand competing in matches...

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A Brief History of Muay Thai

Muay Thai is a martial art that was developed in Thailand. It dates back thousands of years when the Thai ancestors trained the younger generation Muay Thai to help protect the nation against invaders. Muay Thai employs different parts of the human body as natural weapons such as fists, feet, elbows and knees. It can be used effectively in close or long range situations. Brief History of Muay Thai In ancient Thailand Muay Thai was used for stability of the nation and the retention of the throne by the King. In these times no weapons were allowed to be...

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