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Fighter to Fighter: Cutting Weight

Editor’s note: Claire Baxter is a three time Muay Thai World Champion. She is a practicing psychologist with a degree in sport and exercise psychology. In the second of her "Fighter to Fighter" series, she talks to her team mate, Joanne La,…

Battle Ropes for Muay Thai

In my previous article ("How to Improve Muay Thai"), I listed some areas of my Muay Thai performance that I wish to improve upon, one of which is striking. The effectiveness of striking depends not just on strength but also explosive power,…

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…

Gym Review: Yokkao Training Center Bangkok

Located in the exclusive and accessible district of Sukhumvit, Yokkao Gym is your best choice to fit in a Muay Thai workout into your hedonistic Bangkok vacation. More importantly, this is also the camp of Muay Thai legend Saenchai, one of…