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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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Lion Fight Has A Problem With Mismatches – A Fighter’s Rant

Lion Fight Promotions has an issue that needs to be addressed. This issue has been bothering me for the past year and it has only grown worse over time. I have given them a chance to fix it, but after seeing the preview to the next fight card, enough is enough. Now before I even talk about what the issue is, let me show you a few images and let you decide for yourself if you agree with my assessment. If you haven’t figured it out by now, Lion Fight has a matchup issue. When I first started seeing some of...

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Muay Thai Fighting – 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Fight

In our last article titled, “5 Reasons you Should Fight,” we talked about specific reasons why you should fight. This article will talk about why you don’t have to fight if you love the sport. With the growing popularity of Muay Thai around the world, there are increasing opportunities to have fights. While some people enjoy fighting and competing, the majority of people who train do not have aspirations to enter the ring. Just because someone is training Muay Thai and loves the sport, doesn’t mean they want to test themselves in a fight. Everyone has their own reason why they train: some...

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5 Reasons You Should Have A Muay Thai Fight

If someone is training Muay Thai long enough and reaches a certain skill level, should they take the next step and get into the ring? The topic of fighting in Muay Thai is often heavily debated among Muay Thai practitioners. Given the fact that most people who train don’t fight, you can imagine that a lot of people have strong opinions on the subject. Some people think that everyone who trains should fight (Almost every trainer in Thailand), while others think that fighting is only meant for a select few individuals. A while ago, Muay Thai Guy made a facebook post that sparked...

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The 10 Types of People You Find Sparring in Thailand

  Have you ever wondered what type of people you will spar with in Thailand? Well, I’ve come up with another top 10 list to break it down for you. Sparring in Thailand is different than back home. Every sparring session you will run into guys who have different backgrounds and experience. You will spar beginners, amateur fighters, pro fighters, Thai champions, and everything in between. When it comes to the actual sparring, unlike back home, nobody will baby you and make sure that someone isn’t going too hard or too soft. The Thai trainers will let anybody who wants to spar, spar....

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