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Muay Thai Instructor Courses – The Truth About “Certifications”

In today’s world, people expect trainers to be “certified” in whatever field they are teaching. Being certified as a trainer gives your clients assurance that you know what you are doing. In a perfect world, this system would work. Getting a certification would mean you are qualified to teach. However, the reality is that just because you are certified, doesn’t really mean anything. The truth is that anyone with a bit of money and time can get certified in practically anything. Take tennis for example. If you were trying to find the best tennis coach out there, would you look to see if they had...

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The 10 Types of People You Find Sparring in Thailand

  Have you ever wondered what type of people you will spar with in Thailand? Well, I’ve come up with another top 10 list to break it down for you. Sparring in Thailand is different than back home. Every sparring session you will run into guys who have different backgrounds and experience. You will spar beginners, amateur fighters, pro fighters, Thai champions, and everything in between. When it comes to the actual sparring, unlike back home, nobody will baby you and make sure that someone isn’t going too hard or too soft. The Thai trainers will let anybody who wants to spar, spar....

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Will Strength Training Help Your Muay Thai?

This is a question that’s often asked and I think is worth a solid answer to. There is a LOT of debate out there with many people saying Strength Training is unnecessary while others swear by it. I feel that strength training can offer quite a few benefits — indirectly. Let’s look at why this is the case in detail. Rather than just TELL you that strength training is a positive thing, I’ve tried to give some solid scientific reasons behind the WHY of it. This is sort of a prequel article to my How to Strength Train for...

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The 10 Types of People You Find Training Muay Thai in Thailand

If you stay at a Muay Thai Camp long enough, you will notice there are certain types of people training at most gyms. Whether they are people coming in for a few days or long term students that stay for years, each student will fall into certain categories. These categories are not mutually exclusive of each other; which means that some people can fall into multiple categories. You will not find all of these categories training at a single camp, but you will notice them if you visit different camps across Thailand. Here is a list of the 10...

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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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