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A First Round Strategy for Fighting Muay Thai in Thailand

Fighting in Thailand is a much different experience than the West. Arguably, one of the biggest differences is you often don’t know who you are fighting. The promoter might give you a person’s name, but that name will mean nothing to you unless they already have a reputation in the area. You could be fighting a professional from Russia with 50+ fights, a tuk-tuk driver, or a first-time fighter who has less experience than you. Even when promoters tell you who are fighting, most of the time the opponent is going to be completely different than the person they...

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10 Signs You Have A Good Muay Thai Pad Holder

When you train in Thailand, your pad holder (trainer) 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...

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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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