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Kung Fu vs Muay Thai: Which is Better?

Martial arts fans love pitting one fighting style against another. It’s the proverbial “style versus style” match-up. In the past, we have compared Muay Thai against kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. How about Kung Fu vs Muay Thai? Now…

Kard Chuek: Muay Thai Ropes

Think Jean Claude Van Damme’s Kickboxer, Tony Jaa’s Ong Bak, and Fahkumram in Tekken 7. What are these “Muay Thai ropes” and why do these Muay Thai fighters wear ropes on their hands? Read on to learn why Muay Thai ropes were banned in…

Blessed with Venom: History of Muay Thai

Join me as I time-travel through Muay Thai history, from the origins to the modern era of the sport. Who invented Muay Thai? Who is the father of Muay Thai? And where or what did Muay Thai originate from? You will find the answers…

Muay Thai Photography Feature: Hala Cherradi

Muay Thai is a combat sport unlike any other. It comes from a rich history, a strong cultural identity and distinct traditions. Yet, Muay Thai has travelled far and wide, practised in places you would not associate with the…

Best Muay Thai Golden Era Fighters

Photo Credits: Images in this article are taken from the book, 123 All-Time Greatest Muay Thai Fighters of Thailand. The period from -roughly- the early-1980s to mid-1990s is considered by many to be the Muay Thai golden era. …

Muay Thai Updates: Buakaw Wins Best Actor Award

Let's kick off with the viral news of the moment. The Thai people's champion, Buakaw Banchamek adds an accolade to his cabinet of belts and trophies. The recognition this time is given for a performance of a very different nature that you…

Muay Thai Fighter Tips: Damien Trainor

If you want to be the best, you need to learn from the best. “Muay Thai Fighter Tips” is a new ongoing series where I showcase fighters/ex-fighters from around the world. They share their experience training and competing in Muay Thai, as…

ONE Announces Muay Thai 4-Man Tournament

Due to the COVID-19 regulations restricting crowds, ONE Championship recently held a closed-door event on 31 July in Bangkok, Thailand. ONE: No Surrender was considered by many Muay Thai fans to be one of the best matchups to date.…

Best Foreign Muay Thai Fighters (Non-Thai)

(In this article, I round up 14 of the best foreign Muay Thai fighters in the history of the sport.) Muay Thai is a sport dominated by Thais for obvious reasons. It is the country’s national sport and many Thai fighters are literally…