STEPPING Into The Ring

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WHAT I WISH I KNEW BEFORE MY SMOKER The idea of stepping into the ring in whatever capacity is something so foreign to fresh newcomers to Muay Thai. It’s one that I never thought that would happen, and here I am just a few hours after my first smoker (or interclub, if you’re British) and I’ve learnt a few lessons, as it was a rather brutal affair. Stepping into the ring is something that shouldn’t …

WHAT Can Muay Thai Do For Me?

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3 WAYS MUAY THAI TRANSFORMS YOUR LIFE  A lot of people approach me and ask questions like, “What’s it like to do Muay Thai?” or “What can Muay Thai do for me?” I never know exactly how to answer. Some people are looking for a “get fit quick” program and whilst it is a great way to get fit, Muay Thai requires a lot of perseverance. Muay Thai just isn’t a sport for most people …

SHUT Aggressive Foes Down

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2 Ways To Douse Explosive Opponents’ Fire When your opponent takes a step forward, and then another, followed by another, until you’re pushed up against the ropes taking body shots and knees, to the point where you’re essentially laying out points on a platter and feeding them straight to your competitor, that’s a sign that you’re dealing with someone who is hyper-aggressive and will not back down until you’re out cold on the canvas. Applying …

GAMBLING On Child Fighters

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Where Sport & Poverty Intersect, Kids Suffer When I was five years old, I would dream of being an astronaut, or a policeman, or a footballer. I would run around with my friends playing make-believe, watching cartoons, playing with action figures and toy cars, going to school every day, and taking all of these things for granted. I had a meal on the table every night, a roof over my head and clothes on my …

SAENCHAI: The Thai Warrior

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Grace & Destruction: Saenchai- The P4P King There are few people who would choose to step into the ring with a Muay Thai tiger who has mauled 350+ men. Those who do and subsequently come out the other side know him by a single name, because a tiger doesn’t need more than one. Those two syllables should strike fear into the heart of anybody so bold as to challenge him. He is Saenchai. Born Suphachai …