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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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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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