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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 Benefits of Sparring With Someone That Goes Hard

In most gyms, there is usually one guy (or girl) who has a reputation of sparring too hard. Most of the time this person thinks he/she is going light, even though they aren’t. Most trainers will make sure that people who spar hard get paired with people who are experienced enough to handle the heat. In Thailand, usually, when there is some crazy guy who is trying to knock people out, the Thai trainers don’t let new guys spar with that person. In an ideal world, when you are sparring with someone who is going hard, it means your...

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Battles in the Ring and Beyond: A Muay Thai Champions Fight Against Cancer

Life can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster, with the many ups and downs we have to face. For Muay Thai World Champion Singtongnoi Por Telakun, his highest points include having a successful Muay Thai career and being one of the greatest Muay Thai World Champions of his era. During his career, he fought and beat some of the best fighters in the world and won the Lumpinee Muay Thai World Championship, the WMC World Championship, and was named Rajadamnern fighter of the year. After retiring, he secured a dream job as a Muay Thai instructor at Evolve MMA in...

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The Ultimate Guide to Muay Thai Training for Beginners

Muay Thai is by far the most effective striking art in the world. What sets Muay Thai training apart from other martial arts is its emphasis on sparring and competition. While other martial arts tend to do a lot of ‘theory’ and ‘combat simulations’ that take place in controlled environments, Muay Thai focuses on developing your timing through sparring and fighting. If you are not interested in fighting or sparring, you can enjoy Muay Thai for its cardio benefits. Muay Thai classes are highly cardio-intensive workouts that will burn a lot of calories if you train hard. Whether you want to develop self-confidence,...

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Controlling Your Opponent After You Catch Their Kick ft. Petchboonchu

When you catch your opponent’s kick, there are multiple techniques you can use to score points. The sweep is the most common method that people learn when you catch a kick. There are many types of sweeps you can perform, but the general concept of tripping your opponent after you catch their leg stays the same. While a sweep can score you quick points on the judge’s scorecard, sometimes it is advantageous to try to control your opponent, so you can throw strikes. It is important to remember, that you are only allowed to take two steps forward after you...

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