Sarama: Muay Thai Music

The Muay Thai music that accompanies the fights is known as Sarama (สะระหม่า). This style of music is a traditional music originated in the royal court of Thailand. It has spread to be used in other occasions, most notably in Muay Thai,…

Sak Yant: Muay Thai Tattoos

Thai-style tattoos are often seen on the skin of Muay Thai fighters. So much so that they are sometimes referred to as Muay Thai tattoos. The Thai-style tattoos are known as Sak Yant (สักยันต์), where Sak means “to tattoo” and Yant comes…

Best Heavy Bag Stands for Muay Thai Training

So you have decided on getting a heavy bag for your Muay Thai training at home. Your next step is to decide on how you want to hang your heavy bag. For that, you basically have two choices which are wall/ceiling/beam mount or a heavy bag…

Brand Spotlight: Boon Sport

Note: This article was originally written for Rough Asia and was published on 2 July 2018. There is an endearing humility about Muay Thai brand, Boon Sport that you don’t get from most other fight brands. The big boys and competitors in…

Venum Boxing Gloves Review

While I have listed Venum gloves on a number of my recommendations over the past years, this powerhouse brand deserves a dedicated article. With Venum signing on and taking over Reebok as the official UFC outfitting partner, there is no…

Best Groin Guard for Muay Thai

A kick or knee to the groin is no joke. Any man who has experienced receiving one in the nuts will do whatever it takes to avoid it from ever happening again. Even though groin strikes are forbidden in combat sports, accidents happen and…

Best Muay Thai Memes

If you like Muay Thai and memes, then you've got to love Muay Thai memes. Memes have grown to become a significant part of internet culture. Muay Thai practitioners love Muay Thai memes as they are relatable and offers a quick dose of…

Best Muay Thai T-Shirts

People who train Muay Thai are proud of the sport and often wear the love on their sleeves, literally, in or out of the gym. Be it a gym sports jacket or a printed t-shirt depicting elements of the martial arts. And while nothing shows your…

Fighting on Holidays

Note: This article was originally written for Rough Asia and was published on 17 May 2018. At 35, time isn’t exactly on the side of Singaporean Muay Thai fighter, Laxmi Devaindran. A legal & compliance analyst by profession,…