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On Fighting in Rajadamnern – What It’s Like to Fight in Thailand’s Top Stadium

The following post was written by Matt Lucas. Matt is a Muay Thai fighter, manager, journalist, and author who has been in the game for nearly a decade. He works as a commentator at Max Muay Thai and has connections to all the top stadiums in Thailand. In the mornings, before the sun rises over Bangkok, before the meager rays try to cut through the smug of the capital, the boxers shuffle into the arena. The stadium is the mecca for Muay Thai and since it’s doors have opened thousands of boxers have performed. All the fighter names, weights...

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The 12 Types of Muay Thai Training Camps (Gyms) in Thailand

When you first start researching where to train in Thailand, it can be very overwhelming. If you do a search for Muay Thai in Thailand on Google, the first gym that will pop up is Tiger Muay Thai. Does that mean Tiger is the best camp in Thailand? Of course not. It just means they have the best marketing in the business. The goal of this article is to help you identify the different types of Muay Thai gyms in Thailand and decide what gym is best for you. If you send me a message and ask for a...

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5 Things That Will Make You Uncomfortable When You Fight in Thailand

Having a Muay Thai fight in Thailand is a right of passage for most Nak Muays. Whether you plan on being a world champion, or just want to test yourself, fighting in Thailand is something that you should consider at some point in your journey. While you can do a lot of things to prepare yourself for the ring, there are some things that will make you feel uncomfortable no matter what. This article is going to break down specific things that will make you feel uncomfortable in your first fight. #1. Slippery Opponents Before you step into the...

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Learning to Develop Your Fight IQ in Sparring

One of the most common phrases you hear repeated by trainers in Thailand during sparring is “Chai Samong (ใช้สมอง)! They usually scream this as you are being pummelled by some foreigner who is blasting punches. Chai Samong (ใช้สมอง) essentially means USE YOUR HEAD in Thai. Most people do not realize that Muay Thai is a thinking sport. The violent nature of Muay Thai can mask the subtle nuanced skills that fighters possess which separate the good from the average. The process of learning Muay Thai is similar to learning to write. Before you start writing, you first learn your...

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