Muay Thai is a vigorous activity. But for some, it can be even more tasking during their menstrual cycle. Some effects of the processes within the cycle may hinder athletic performance. It’s also quite possible that there are many that cope with the symptoms much better than their counterparts.
Walking through the main hall of the Fairtex training center, you’ll find yourself time traveling through Muay Thai history. Framed photos of Yodsanklai, Neungsiam, Jongsanan, and dozens more famous Fairtex fighters line the walls.
And, next to them, posters of the new generation: Saemapetch, Ferrari, and others. To little surprise, most prominently featured are the fight photos, hand wraps, and ONE Championship belts of Stamp Fairtex. It’s no secret that Fairtex has a rich history of influence in MuayThai, and you’ll feel its magnitude from your very first walk through the gym.
Thailand is well-known for gender reassignment surgeries for trans folks. And trans people are visible everywhere – they work as flight attendants, they are in the entertainment industry, they are making coffee in the malls, and they are fighting Muay Thai.
Muay Thai Guy’s humble beginnings started off with Sean just documenting his training and fighting. He shared his journey with a small but tight-knit group of fellow enthusiasts. Over time, the platform grew as Sean continued to share his experiences as a fighter, even after he went pro. He also started selling ebooks, making Podcast episodes, and hosting Muay Thai retreats!
That said, there are plenty of people who train Muay Thai and haven’t or don’t attend seminars.
Anyone who has the opportunity to attend a seminar should take it. The techniques and tips that can be learned from professionals have been the building blocks of my training.
Going to seminars, whether by myself or with my team, we learn a lot. We bring that knowledge back to our gym to better both our training practices and training partners. We went to SIX seminars just this past year. Here are my takeaways.
The second episode of Muay Ying is up! Thai-Ngan Le talks about how she went from corporate American to living and breathing as a nak muay in Thailand. She’s been at Fairtex for the last 6 months and shares what brought her to make such a decision. She also has Lumpinee set in her sights for the near future.
You can listen to the podcast by following the link or searching “Muay Ying” wherever you prefer to listen to podcasts!