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Gym Review: Muay Thai Academy

My first visit to Bangkok's Muay Thai Academy (MTA) took place back in July of this year where I interviewed kickboxing sensation, Superbon Banchamek. While the gym itself isn't spiffy like many modern Muay Thai facilities, I came to…

Benefits of Onsen (Hot Spring) for Muay Thai

(NOTE: This is NOT a sponsored post) Bangkok's uber-centralized Sukhumvit area is home to a large community of Japanese expats. A number of streets that meander off the main Sukhumvit drag offer many Japanese-centric amenities including…

Where to Eat While Training Muay Thai in Bangkok

With its reputation as one of the world’s best street food cities, it is easy to overindulge in the gastronomic delights of Bangkok. It doesn’t help that training Muay Thai invariably leads to a voracious appetite. Bangkok is a foodie’s…

Matt Nielsen’s Guide to Muay Thai Vacations

Here’s the background story: Back when I started Muay Thai Citizen and traveling to train in Thailand, I would look up forums like Sherdog and Reddit/r/MuayThai as I research for related information. This is when I came across a Sherdog…

Clinch Wonderland: FA Group Muay Thai Gym Review

Something that is often brought up is the lack of focus on clinch training in the West, and generally just outside of Thailand. A notable example of the Thais' domination in the clinch is Buakaw in his K-1 days - he was practically throwing…

Stranger Things: The Unusual Sights of Bangkok

If you are not a fan of the well-trodden path trampled over by millions of visitors, marred by unsavoury mass-tourist behaviors, welcome to the club. Every year, Bangkok is visited by millions of visitors, making it the top destination…

Where to Stay in Bangkok

Bangkok, Bangkok. Unparalleled, unsurpassed, paradise, and most importantly to you, the Muay Thai capital of the world. You can't quite call yourself a fan of the sport if you have never made a pilgrimage to the Big Mango, the Venice of the…