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Fighting in Thailand: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

When it comes to competing in Muay Thai, there is no better place than Thailand. You can literally walk into any gym and say you want to have a fight within a week and they will find a promoter to line you up with a fight. This doesn’t mean you will have an evenly matched fight or opponent, but you will be fighting in the ring in 2 days. Don’t expect to be fighting in a premier stadium like Lumpinee or Ratchadamnoen, but expect a fight somewhere. No other country in the world can you line up a fight within...

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5 Reasons You Should Move to Thailand

Are you bored of your life? Are you looking for some excitement or simply feel that your years are passing by without actually living? Most people live their whole lives without actually experiencing life. Starting at a young age you are constantly brain washed into thinking the key to a good life is “go to college, get a good job, and build your career.” In most countries people get caught up in the “rat race,” trying to get the perfect house, the perfect career, and have the perfect family. Society has brain washed people into thinking this is the...

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Fighting in Thailand: 5 Matchup Scenarios You Will Face

When it comes to fighting in Thailand the first thing you should realize is matchups are not like back home. In most cases in Thailand, you won’t weigh in for the fight. The only time they will check your weight is if there is a big bet on the fight or you are fighting in the major stadiums in Bangkok.  Given the fact that there are fights happening every day of the week in most places, the local promoters are in a constant struggle to find fighters to fill their fight cards. Even when a promoter has a fight...

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Thailand on the Cheap – Find the Right Accommodation for Your Stay

When it comes to finding accommodation in Thailand there a few common options that people take: Live like a King for a few weeks/months or live cheap and try to stay as long as possible. The choice that you make will usually come down to the amount of time you are planning on staying in Thailand. For the average Muay Thai vacationer who stays 2 to 4 weeks at training camp in Thailand, your accommodation should be around 10-20 thousand baht for a decent place. If you feel like living it up you can rent an expensive place, but that budget will...

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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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