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The Importance of Managing Your Expectations Before a Fight

Have you ever wondered why some fighters can look so good in training, but when it comes to the fight they completely choke? Why do some average fighters exceed expectations and perform much better when it matters the most? Taking the right mental approach to a fight will give you the best chance of performing your best. If you perform your best, the results don’t matter. What you don’t want is to walk out of the ring knowing that you didn’t put your best foot forward. What Mental Approach Should We Take? The best thing you can do going...

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How To Come Back Stronger After a Loss: 4 Steps to Success

Losing a Muay Thai fights sucks. The first time I lost tears started streaming out of my eyes moments after I heard the decision. Knowing that I did everything I could to win the fight and still coming up short crushed my spirit. Back then I was young and naive. I believed that I could and should beat anyone as long as I trained hard and believed I could win. While these were good principles to follow, they don’t necessarily mean you will win. When I was winning everything was great. After every victory, my ego grew a little bit bigger. My confidence was correlated to my fight...

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Boxing For Muay Thai: Best Boxing Combos Wickedly Effective for Muay Thai

After being down in Thailand for about three years, it’s pretty obvious that the weakest part of the Muay Thai game here is the boxing. I do know that outside of Thailand in Europe, Australia, and North America, there is more emphasis placed on using hands in a Muay Thai fight, and as such, the level of boxing is higher. But in Thailand, especially among Thai’s, their boxing is often quite weak as applied to Muay Thai. This means they often have a limited arsenal of simple hand combos used in a Muay Thai fight that may or may...

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The Importance of Positive Self Talk in Muay Thai

In Muay Thai it is essential to have 100% belief in your abilities. Fights are often won or lost in the mind. If you have a strong mind, you will be able to push through more pain than you ever thought possible. Conversely, a weak mind will crumble the moment things start going wrong. While there are many things that go into creating a strong mind, one important aspect is how you talk to yourself. Fighters who are always negative, don’t experience the same amount of success as fighters who have learned to harness the power of their thoughts. How you talk to yourself matters The...

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Rafi Bohic vs. Pongsiri – A Fight for the Lumpinee Title

Rafi Bohic is one of the best fighters you’ve probably never heard of. The only reason you haven’t heard of him is because he is a French fighter who isn’t featured on some the shows that casual fans watch. Rafi is a WMC and WBC World Title Holder and also won the MAX tournament belt (8 man tournament). Rafi comes from Singpatong-Sitnumnoi in Phuket. If the name Singpatong sounds familiar, it is the same gym that the last Lumpinee champion Damien Alamos trained (also a French fighter). In fact, Damien and Rafi were training partners before Damien decided to give up Muay Thai. While his...

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