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Why You Shouldn’t Make Excuses When You Lose a Fight

When it comes to fighting, you will win and you will lose. Unless you are in the sport of Boxing, where they pick and choose opponents to ensure that fighters can maintain perfect records, you are going to suffer losses. If you follow fighters on social media, you will notice a lot of them will always give themselves credit for their hard work and dedication when they win, and disqualify their losses using some excuse as to why they lost. Yes, a lot of fighters tend to be narcissistic and entitled, believing the world revolves around them. (This may...

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5 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting Better at Muay Thai

One of the reasons why Muay Thai is such an amazing sport is because of the individual growth that you experience from the beginning to the end. When you first start training, progress happens slowly because everything you do is new. You have to build your foundation before you can start building the house. After a few months of training, suddenly things start clicking and becoming easier. I wrote an article that talked about the 3 stages of Muay Thai development. In the article, I talked about the early slow beginning period of Muay Thai when learning is slow...

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Video Breakdown: 4 Offensive Skills High Level Muay Thai Fighters Possess

Have you ever wondered what separates the best Muay Thai fighters from the rest? While there are a number of things that go into creating the perfect fighter, Muay Thai fighters that possess high level striking skills are extremely difficult to beat. While some fighters possess heavy hands, strong clinching, and a relentless pace, the technical fighters often possess specific traits that make them elite strikers. Even though these fighters can be beat, they are the most beautiful to watch because of their mastery of the art of striking. In the following video, I breakdown specific skills that the...

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How Injuries Can Help Fuel Growth in Muay Thai

In my twenties I took training for granted. I used to be able to train non-stop and I would never get injured. Sure, after a fight my shins would be busted or I would have to wait for stitches to heal, but those were easy to fix. Unfortunately, those days of being injury free wouldn’t last forever. As I reached my thirties, I started to experience more minor injuries that would set me back a few weeks at time. Warming up and cooling down before training became essential, otherwise I was at far more risk of getting hurt. Recently,...

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5 Unwritten Rules in Muay Thai Gyms

Having been to dozens of Muay Thai gyms around the world, I have seen some bizarre things. Last week, the Thai trainers had to tell a European guy to wear underwear under his shorts because as he stretched, everyone in the gym got a full look at his junk hanging loose. (You can’t make this stuff up) I’ve trained with a guy who smelt so bad, that people would go out of their way to avoid clinching with him. It got to a point that the trainers finally mustered enough courage to tell the him to not come back...

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