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Best Headgear For Muay Thai

Do you need a headgear for Muay Thai sparring? For the majority of people who train Muay Thai casually, no, you don’t need headgear. The chances of sustaining head injuries during Muay Thai sparring is statistically much lesser -than…

Best Muay Thai Sparring Gear

You’ve suffered countless bruises from kicking, kneeing and elbowing those rock hard heavy bags. You’ve done enough pad work and you know pretty much most of the basic Muay Thai maneuvers. You have proven yourself and your Kru believes that…

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,…

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…

Muay Thai Beginner Gear List

This essential list will introduce you to the gear and equipment you need to practise Muay Thai. Most of the items are mandatory while some are optional (but highly recommended). Muay Thai Beginner Gear There a few essential items you need…

Synthetic Leather Shin Guards for Muay Thai

In the majority of gyms, sparring is done almost exclusively with shin protectors. Your shins are one of the most sensitive bones and it’s not practical to get injured during training. There are far safer and better ways to condition your…

Muay Thai for Skinny Guys

True story: I was at my usual takeout place for lunch after training one day. As I pondered over the exciting menu, deciding what to get, the cashier asked why I was always coming in with a huge-ass bag. I replied that I had just finished…

Is Muay Thai Dangerous?

So, you’re thinking about taking up Muay Thai. Maybe you want to get fit, learn some self-defense, or just pick it up as a new hobby. But after watching some Muay Thai fight videos on YouTube, you get a little apprehensive. “Am I going to…