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Arrest Warrant Issued For Pornsanae for Murder

On the night of July 30th, Sawang Charoenmak, a 43-year old man from Kanchanaburi province who was popular for raising cock-fighting chickens, was shot six times. He died on the way to the hospital. The main suspect in this case is 38-year old famous (and now retired) Muay Thai fighter, Pornsanae Sitmonchai (legal name, Noppasit Chinjaiyen. This article will use the name “Noppasit”). Please support the continuation of content on Muay Ying via Patreon According to Khaosod, the victim’s wife, Patcharee

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Muay Thai Fights are Officially Back on in Thailand – With Some Precautions

With gyms given the “OK” to open up again early June, many gyms scrambled to get their fighters back in shape for the shows that were rumored to start in mid to late June. However, those shows that were announced, mainly at Channel 7 and Omnoi, were postponed due to the government still forbidding fights from happening. Many fighters breathed a sigh of relief as it gave them more time to get their bodies back in shape after months of

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Registration for Financial Assistance is Finally Open – 25 Million Baht to Help those in the Muay Thai Industry

Back in April, a budget of 25 million baht was approved by the Professional Boxing Association (via Sports Authority of Thailand) in Thailand. Not many details were released then aside from that the money will first go towards young fighters aged 15-18, and then to Muay Thai trainers. On May 19, 2020, registration to receive financial aid finally opened. This money will go towards helping Fighters 15 years old and older Originally proposed to help young fighters first, it’s now been revised to

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5 Things that People NOT In the Muay Thai Industry Don’t Know About Muay Thai (In Thailand)

A huge show at the famed Lumpinee Boxing Stadium early March became the source of a major cluster of COVID-19 infections in Thailand. When people who attended the show started testing positive for the virus (the most notable of these people was Muay Thai announcer and singer Matthew Deane), this quickly led to the shut down of Muay Thai gyms and fights. To date, gyms are still closed and fights are still not allowed to take place. In Thailand, a

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Pakorn PK Saenchaimuaythaigym Involved in Assault Case

Famous Muay Thai Fighter Pakorn PK Saenchaimuaythaigym is involved in an assault case against his former classmate. On April 26, 2020, Pakorn allegedly went to an unnamed barbershop at Rama II Road in Bangkok around 2:30 p.m with some friends with intent to harm the shop owner. 27-year old Thanyapisit Saetang (nicknamed “Oat”) owns the shop and knew Pakorn from the Thai Vocational College of Technology. They were in the same class last year, and it seemed like Pakorn came to

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FIGHTING COVID-19: Gabriel Bascara

Gabriel Incleto Bascara is a San Francisco, California native. As a child, he took taekwondo lessons until he reached orange belt. Recently, he started training in Muay Thai and finds it extremely fun to have a new challenge. He’s 26 years old. and with three years of experience in the medical field, he currently works as an EMT and aspires to be a physician assistant. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 doesn’t seem to be improving much where he is in northern California, making it

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Fighting COVID-19: Chompu Sriyotee

You may have seen videos of her teaching phrases in Thai on Facebook. Or you may have seen some of her shadowboxing clips on Instagram. Chompu Sriyotee is a business owner, teaching English to locals and Thai to foreigners. She’s also competed before, winning the IFMA German Amateur Championships in March 2019 while studying abroad for her master’s. Currently based in Bangkok, she’s been paying close attention to how locals are responding to COVID-19. “At first, most people thought it would

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FIGHTING COVID-19: Islay Erika Bomogao

Baguio City in the Philippines has been dubbed the “Role Model City” of the country when it comes to flattening the curve during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The city was able to report no new cases for 13 days straight in the month of April. This is thanks to the sense of urgency and ability to be prepared from public officials and the people. In this city lives IFMA medalist Islay Erika Bomogao. At just 19-years old, Islay is a member

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I used to love spending long times in the heat and sun. Then, I started fighting.

Every year when springtime came around, the only thing I had in mind was what within just a couple of months: summer. Growing up in New York, we had distinct seasons, but the winters (and transitions between fall to winter and winter to spring) seemed to last way too long. Winters fill me with dread as I think about gray skies, sloshing through dirty snow, getting my socks wet and feet cold. The thought of the unforgiving soft howl of the wind

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FIGHTING COVID-19: Jackie Ngan

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Jackie Ngan is an actress and a Muay Thai fighter. She’s been training for about nine years and has seven amateur fights. At this time, Jackie is unable to act nor train, so she’s gathering scraps from her closet to help with a dire issue caused by COVID-19 – the lack of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Please support the continuation of content on Muay Ying via Patreon Jackie started making reusable fabric face masks

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