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Does Muay Thai have Belts and Ranking System?

The belt ranking (dan) system was first introduced in martial arts in the late 19th century when it was applied to the grappling art of Judo. The practice then spread to other Japanese and Korean martial arts like Karate, Taekwondo and Jiu…

Is Muay Thai Useful in Real Life?

Muay Thai, also known as the art of 8 limbs, is the national sport of Thailand. The sport has its origin as an unarmed combat skill in military use on battlegrounds when ancient Siam (Thailand’s former name) was constantly at war with its…

Is Muay Thai hard to learn?

Muay Thai, the Thai kickboxing martial art, is widely recognized as one of the most effective and dangerous striking arts in the world. As it gains popularity as a martial art/sport for fitness over the last decade, the group of people who…

Muay Thai vs BJJ

First off, I am not going to compare which of the two is the better martial arts. That's like comparing apples to oranges and we all know Muay Thai is better of the two. Just kidding! While both Muay Thai and BJJ are martial

Best Muay Thai Gift Ideas 2019

(Updated 5 November 2019) This is the best time of the year. Black Friday sales are coming, and the holiday season is just a month away. What better way to show you care than a thoughtful gift and shopped at great prices. Here are my…

Best Muay Thai Books

I love to read. Books present different aspects of a topic that you won’t necessarily find in other medium. We watch the fights; we follow social media accounts; we train at different gyms. But even with the most physical and experiential…

The Strange State of Injury

Edited by Joanna Bowen  I was moping about in a moon boot with a couple of ruptured ankle ligaments, acquired during a recent fight in Sydney. Before the fight, I’d already had 12 months without a fight - there didn’t seem to be any…

Wor Watthana: Giving the Gift of Muay Thai

Frances & Thanit Watthanaya In 2006, 19-year-old Frances Pettitt arrived in Thailand to train and compete in Muay Thai. The Canadian had arrived with a dream simply to immerse herself in the Thai national sport, but it opened her…