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Hydate! Coconut Water for Muay Thai

If you have ever travelled or lived in Thailand, it is hard not to fall in love with the ubiquitous coconut water. It has also come to be associated with being the beverage of tropical paradise. Now, if you didn’t know, coconut water is…

Coffee and Muay Thai

I was never a fan of coffee; always been a tea kind of person. Green tea, black tea, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai milk tea, with or without sugar, tea’s my spiritual beverage. Never did enjoy the taste of coffee. That is until recently…

Muay Thai Rib Injury

Ribs. Yum. Rib injuries, not so much. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: rib injuries suck. Having rib injuries is not all it’s cracked up to be. Pardon me. But I had to get it off my chest. Argh. As I type this article in misery,…

Things to Keep in Your Muay Thai Gym Bag

With that massive gym bag of yours, you have more than enough space to house some essential items for an enhanced workout experience. Other than the usual suspects of training gear like your gloves, hand wraps and clothes, there are other…

Muay Thai Hand Injury

Although not as prevalent compared to western boxing, hand injuries are commonplace in Muay Thai. Most everyone experiences some kind of pain or soreness in their hands or wrists at some point in their training journey. Even with an arsenal…

Training Muay Thai with Glasses

I came across an interesting article predicting that almost half of the world’s population will be myopic by the year 2050. Even as we speak, nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population has myopia or shortsightedness. Now that’s a lot of…

Foam Rollers for Muay Thai

Muscle ache is almost a daily bread for most people who train Muay Thai. Muscle aches are a good thing: the wear and tear creates opportunity for the muscles to grow bigger and stronger. But the soreness can sometimes be a pain, literally.…

How to Improve Muay Thai

With the new year just a week away, it’s the time of the year to draft your annual resolution list. A new year’s resolution is an act of self-improvement, and as martial artists, we always look -or at least hope- to improve some aspect of…

Best Muay Thai Gift Ideas

This is the best time of the year. It’s the holiday season and Christmas is around the corner. What better way to show you care than a thoughtful gift. Here are my top 10 gift ideas for your friend or loved one who is an avid Muay Thai fan…

Muay Thai for Big Guys

Joe (not his real name) is overweight. Joe wants to lose weight. Joe asks if plus-sized folks like him can do Muay Thai. Joe, this article is for you. For as long as he can even remember, Joe has been running regularly, trying to achieve…