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A Prayer Before Dawn Movie Review

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire Cast: Joe Cole, Somluck Khamsing, Vithaya Pansringarm, Panya Yimmumphai, Pornchanok Mabklang, Chaloemporn Sawatsuk Genre: Action/Crime/Drama/Biography Run Time: 116 mins Rating: R In A Prayer Before…

Under the Ropes or Over?

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in Rough Asia. In the West, both male and female fighters enter the ring over the top rope. In Thailand, however, only male fighters enter the ring over the top rope: female fighters…

Fitstop – Muay Thai Gym on Wheels

Note: This article was originally published in The Fight Nation on 27 March 2018. Land is a scarce resource in the miniscule island state of Singapore. Sky-high rental prices are pervasive and have become a challenge for many businesses…

Mongkhon – Muay Thai Headband Meaning

Ever watch a Muay Thai fight and wonder about the meaning behind a Muay Thai headband? The Muay Thai headband, also known as a “Mongkhon” (alt. Mongkon or Mongkol), is a traditional headgear unique to the sport of Muay Thai. It is worn by…

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…

COVID-19’s Effects on Muay Thai Community

Updates 4July: Fights have officially returned to the stadiums in Bangkok albeit some restrictions in place. Omnoi stadium is the first to spearhead the return with Channel 7 following suit. Rajadamnern is set to kick off its first…

Cutting Out Weight Cutting

“I have always thought that weight cutting takes away from the whole beauty of martial arts. It should be about showing off your skills to the best of you ability and enjoying performing in front of a crowd. It shouldn’t be about weight…

Saenchai, Singdam to headline Yokkao 45-46 in Italy

Muay Thai brand and international promotion, Yokkao is set to hold its first event of 2020 on 25 January in Turin, Italy. A total of 32 bouts have been confirmed, making this one of Yokkao’s most stacked fight cards to date. Last year’s…

WBC World Soldier 2020 Announced!

If you haven’t heard of Authentic Mixed Martial Arts (AMMA) promotion, it’s time to sit up and take notice. Headed by CEO, Amidou Mezidi, AMMA is a new fight promotion that is set to kickstart a series of star-studded cards this year.…