As we enter the New Year, it is important to look back at some of the highlights from the previous year.

2016 was by far the best year for Muay Thai Pros. We wrote several articles that received a lot of positive feedback from the Muay Thai community around the world.

To celebrate the New Years, I am putting together a list of some of our best articles that were featured on Muay Thai Pros throughout 2016. These articles cover everything from mental tips, strategy, strength training, clinching, and beginner tips. I have organized these articles by categories, so you can browse and read the ones that interest you.

I suggest you mark this page as a favorite and come back to it if you don’t have time to read everything all at once. Take time to absorb the message from each article and see if you can add any new tips to your game.

Articles about the Basics

The Ultimate Guide to Muay Thai Training for Beginners

If you are just starting out your Muay Thai journey I suggest you read our complete guide to Muay Thai training. This article walks you through everything you need to know about Muay Thai, and how you can best achieve your goals in the sport. It is a good article to use as a reference to anyone who is interested in training Muay Thai.

The Ultimate Guide to Holding Muay Thai Pads – Pad Holding 101

Pad holding is an important skill that everyone should learn. This article is a complete guide for people to who are interested in learning about pad holding and how they can improve as a pad holder. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, there are a few things you can learn from reading about pad holding.

The 5 Keys to Being Successful in the Muay Thai Clinch

Clinching is often the most overlooked aspect of Muay Thai training. Most foreigners abroad don’t do any clinching in training, which is one of the many reasons why foreign fighters are bad in the clinch. This article is an essential read for anyone who wants to learn how to clinch. It provides a few important concepts that you should look at when it comes to your clinch.

The 10 Most Common Clinching Mistakes People Make

When it comes to learning the clinch, it is important to understand some of the common pitfalls that people encounter when they clinch. This article breaks down 10 common mistakes that a lot of people make inside the clinch. Have a look through and see if you can recognize any of the mistakes on this list.

Muay Thai Development

The Process of Learning in Muay Thai – How to Develop Your Game

If you want to improve your Muay Thai game it is important to understand the learning process and how you can develop as a fighter. This article walks you through how we learn and how you can improve your learning of the sport. It is a recommended read for anyone who wants to speed up their Muay Thai development.

Why Good Habits Play an Essential Role in Muay Thai Development

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant

Learning good habits are an essential part of building a complete Muay Thai game. If you don’t develop good habits, it is going to be difficult to be successful in the sport. This article breaks down the importance of good habits in your Muay Thai development.

The Importance of Focusing on Your Muay Thai Fundamentals

A strong foundation sets the tone for the rest of your Muay Thai development. Without good fundamentals, you are going to have some major holes in your game. In Thailand, trainers often over-emphasize fundamentals to ensure that fighters have a good base to build the rest of their game on. This article is an important read for anyone serious about Muay Thai.

Learning How to Read Your Next Opponent

To be more effective in Muay Thai, it is important to understand how to read your opponents’ game. When it comes to reading people, experience plays an important part. If you don’t have any experience facing different opponents, you won’t be able to recognize specific patterns that they use.

Learning to Recognize Patterns in Your Muay Thai Opponent

When you observe a fighter, you will notice patterns start to emerge. Every fighter has things they like doing and things that they do often. Whether there are certain combinations that are used often or specific things they do on defense, everyone has things they do repeatedly.

Mental Training

7 Common Fears that You Must Overcome in Muay Thai

This is an article that not only applies to the Muay Thai ring, but it also applies to life. This was one of the most liked articles of 2016 because people could relate to each of these fears. If you haven’t read this article, I suggest you browse through this list and see if any of these fears apply to your own life.

The Importance of Positive Self Talk in Muay Thai

One thing that often separates the top fighters apart from the rest is their mindset. Fighters who can tune out the negative voices in their heads and focus on the positive ones, can achieve more in the ring. The right self-talk can help you get more in your training, and help you find energy you didn’t know you had.

The Importance of Managing Your Expectations Before a Fight

Going into a fight it is important for you to have the right mindset. If you spent your time worrying about the results, you will be wasting time on something that is out of your control. In Muay Thai there are many factors and variables that go into winning. Just because you are the better fighter, doesn’t mean you will automatically win. By focusing on factors, you can control, you will set yourself up for more success in the ring.

Articles for Fighters

Why Competing in the Ring Feels So Different than Sparring

Have you ever wondered why some fighters look so good in training, but completely fail in the ring? This article breaks down everything you need to know about competing in Muay Thai and why being good in training is not enough. A recommended read for anyone who plans on competing in a Muay Thai fight.

The Importance Role of the Promoter When You Fight in Thailand 

Why do some people have undefeated records and others have losing records? While most people determine a fighter’s skill by their record, the reality is that the promoter is going to determine your fight record. If you are a foreign fighter bigger than 72 kg. then this article will not apply to you.

Since Thais are naturally small, they have barely any good fighters above 72 kg. If your weight falls under this weight limit, there are hundreds of fighters in Thailand who could beat you on any given night. Your record is determined by how well your promoter matches you up.

How to Come Back Stronger After a Loss – 4 Steps to Success

If you fight long enough, you will lose. Do you expect your favorite sports team to win without ever losing? Losing is part of the fight game and is something every fighter needs to learn how to cope with. Most fighters don’t know how to lose a fight. This article breaks down 4 steps that you can take to come back stronger after you lose.

14 Fight Outcomes That Can Happen When You Fight in Thailand

Fighting in Thailand can either be the best experience of your life, or it can be a nightmare. This article covers some of the typical fight outcomes that happen in Thailand. If you plan on fighting in Thailand, have a read through this article and see what may lie ahead of you.

Bookmark this List

If you don’t have time to read all of these articles in one sitting, bookmark this page and come back to it later. Each article is designed to help you improve a different area of your Muay Thai game.

Even though 2016 was a great year, I am confident that 2017 will be an even better year. We are looking forward to publishing even more content next year that can help you along your journey.

Happy New Years!