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Kickboxing vs Muay Thai – The Fight that Changed History

Before the 1980s Muay Thai was a relatively unknown sport to people who never visited Thailand. Back in the day, sports like Boxing, Kickboxing, Karate, and other traditional martial arts dominated the scene in North America. These were the years before the UFC when every Martial artist believed that their style was the most effective art. People legitimately believed (and some still do) that 70-year-old Grand Karate Masters could take on 10 fighters at once. Read our full article on Kickboxing vs Muay Thai – Same Same but Different HERE During this period in North America, American Kickboxing was also developing...

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Find the Right Muay Thai Trainer – 5 Things to Look For

The relationship some people develop with their trainer in Muay Thai is something that is often unbreakable. Years of hard work and dedication at the gym, often turn a teacher/student relationship into a long lasting friendship. The sweat, blood, and tears that are shed in the Muay Thai rings and training will further help to cement the relationship that is developed over time. While most people are completely happy with their trainers (ignorance is bliss), not all trainers are created equal. There are some good trainers out there, some bad ones, and some REALLY bad ones. People often feel...

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Getting Cut in a Muay Thai Fight: What I Learned after 20 Stitches

When I talk to people about fighting in Thailand one of the biggest concerns is elbow cuts. People are often worried that their face will get cut up in a fight. This is probably one of the biggest hesitations people fear with having a full rule muay thai fight: the lethal elbows. When it comes to elbows and cuts, the honest answer I tell people is that if you fight long enough, you will get cut, deal with it. Cutting someone in a fight is an art, some Thai’s will literally cut every opponent they fight regardless if they...

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5 Things to Expect When You Watch THAI FIGHT

After Watching the last Thai Fight show that featured Yodsanklai, Sudsakorn and some other top level Thai fighters, I was left feeling extremely disappointed. Not only was most of the production extremely cheesy and over the top, most of the fights were boring to watch. The focus of the show was more on music and dancing with a little bit of ring action. With so much potential to be a great show, Thai FIGHT falls flat every time I watch it. The organization as a whole has a very transparent M.O. (Mission Objective) – Showcase Top Level Thai Fighters...

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The 10 Types of People You Find Training Muay Thai in Thailand

If you stay at a Muay Thai Camp long enough, you will notice there are certain types of people training at most gyms. Whether they are people coming in for a few days or long term students that stay for years, each student will fall into certain categories. These categories are not mutually exclusive of each other; which means that some people can fall into multiple categories. You will not find all of these categories training at a single camp, but you will notice them if you visit different camps across Thailand. Here is a list of the 10...

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