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10 Signs of a Good Muay Thai Pad Holder

When you train in Thailand, your pad holder plays an essential role in your development. Some people get lucky and end up working with amazing trainers, while other people get the short end of the stick and get someone who doesn’t care. The truth is that most students who come to Thailand can’t recognize the good from the bad. People assume because a pad holder is Thai, they must be amazing. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Additionally, just because a pad holder is popular among foreigners, does not make them a good pad holder. I’ve known some pretty...

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The 18 Types of Foreigners You Find Fighting in Thailand

When you fight in Thailand, you will encounter people from all walks of life. Some people are part time fighters who fight when they go on vacation, while others are full-time fighters living in Thailand for years. If you meet enough fighters in Thailand, you will start seeing similarities among fighters who come from various backgrounds. The following is a tongue and cheek look at some of the different foreign fighters you will see in Thailand. Please keep in mind that the categories are not mutually exclusive. Some fighters may fit into multiple categories. #1 – The Bucket List...

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The Ultimate Koh Lanta Travel Guide: Thailand’s Hidden Southern Secret

Thailand is famous for its raucous nightlife, chaotic capital city, steamy northern jungles, and it’s world-classes beaches. For relaxation and beach time, most travelers will head to Southern Thailand with it’s myriad of breath taking beaches and hundreds of small islands. While some of the Islands make constant press with gigantic beach parties (Koh Phangan), movie-famous beach locations (Koh Phi Phi), and sunny expat heaven (Phuket), there’s a few lesser known islands that offer some of the best Island experiences in Thailand: beautiful beaches, stunning jungles, great food and a wide-range of accommodation for all budgets without being overcrowded...

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Where to Train Muay Thai in Thailand – Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Koh Samui or Phuket

One of the best parts of training in Thailand is choosing where to train. With so many great places to train in Thailand, it can be hard to choose where to train. Should you train in the mountainous region to the north or on the tropical islands near the beaches? For most people, the choice will come down to the four largest destinations in Thailand for Muay Thai: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, and Phuket. Each place represents an entirely different environment for training. There are some other regions like Hua Hin, Koh Samui, Koh Phangnan, Krabi, and Koh Tao that...

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7 Tips For Driving a Motorbike in Thailand (and Surviving)

Thailand is a dangerous place to drive. Every year, thousands of tourists visit the land of smiles and rent motorbikes, without realizing how dangerous the roads are. Thailand has the second-highest amount road accident deaths per 100,000 people in the world. This ranking includes all third world countries, not just Western nations. If you talk to someone who has lived in Thailand long enough, they will know someone involved in a tragic accident. Everyone knows somebody who has been killed or seriously injured on a motorbike. Before visiting Thailand, I had never seen a motorcycle accident in person. Sure,...

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