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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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How to Develop Perfect Muay Thai Technique – A Guide to Learning

There are two types of people who train Muay Thai: Those that go through the motions without any thought and people that train with intent to improve. If you are training Muay Thai purely because of the fitness, social or health benefits, as soon as you learn to kick and punch you probably stopped caring about technique. As long as you can get your heart rate up, that’s all that matters. However, if you take Muay Thai seriously, then you understand that mastery of the technique is a reflection of your skill level and commitment to improvement. One of...

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Why Yodsanklai Fairtex is Known as “The Boxing Computer”

In the past decade, Yodsanklai Fairtex has been one of the most dominant Muay Thai fighters in the world. He is known for his hard hitting body kicks and knockout punches. On the surface, Yodsanklai might look like a fighter who relies on his power to win fights, however, if you look behind the knockouts you will see a fighter who possess next level skills. Yodsanklai possesses the perfect mix of power, skill, and technique to dominate his opponents. He is able to read his opponents and take advantage of weaknesses in their game. Yod has beaten some of...

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How Tawanchay Beat Knockout Artist Kulabdam Three Times in a Row – Muay Thai Breakdowns

In the world of Muay Thai, the Sports Writers Fighter of the Year award is the most prestigious award given out to the fighter who accomplishes the most that year. This is the Muay Thai equivalent of the MVP award in the NBA or NHL. To win this award, a fighter needs to fight the best competition, and have dominant performances against the best. When Kulabdam won the 2017 Fighter of the year award, it wasn’t a surprise to anyone. That year he had gone on a massive channel 7 knockout streaks and how some of the most dominant performances...

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