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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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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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5 Muay Thai Sparring Tips That Will Make You Better

If you want to become a better Muay Thai Fighter than sparring is a must. Unless you are a Thai fighter with 300 fights under your belt, sparring can drastically help you improve your game. Not only is sparring going to help you work on your timing, combinations, and movement in the ring, it will also get your prepared to take a punch. Here are the 5 sparring tips I learned while training in Thailand that will help you take your Muay Thai game to the next level. Sparring Tip # 1 Relax!!!!! The first thing trainers will tell you when...

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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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