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Audiences Allowed Back In Thailand’s Stadiums

Some more good news from Thailand regarding the fight scene: A few days ago, the Ministry of Tourism & Sports of Thailand signed an order that will allow audiences back into stadiums starting August 13, 2020. Please support the continuation of content on Muay Ying via Patreon Many Muay Thai fans are rejoicing as they have another option in addition to watching from their electronic devices. This is great news for the stadiums that charge spectators, foreigners and Thais, entrance fees.

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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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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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From Delivering Punches to Delivering Your Next Meal – This is What Some Thai Fighters are Doing Now to Get By

With COVID-19 forcing the shut down of Muay Thai shows and fights, Thai fighters are without their main source ofincome. Unlike Western fighters, virtually all Thai fighters didn’t have a choice in the matter when it comes to competing. Driven by economic and financial hardships, they start competing at a young age to help their families put food on the table and make ends meet. If they show any promise, a gym, usually in Bangkok, will pick them up and

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NEW ARTICLE SERIES: FIGHTING COVID-19

I am currently working on a new series called Fighting Covid-19. This series will highlight people within the Muay Thai/fighting/martial arts community who are helping combat COVID-19. They are doing it in any number of ways, including, but not limited to: their profession  using their platform to share news and information putting their non-medical skills to use to help in assisting those in healthcare I already have a couple of people that I will start writing about. Expect the articles

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Thai Fighters Have a Clear Message Regarding Social Distancing

Siriraj Hospital at Mahidol University in Bangkok started a video campaign on March 26, featuring doctors and other healthcare professionals each holding up a sign with the text, “โรคติดต่อจะไม่ติดต่อถ้าเราไม่ติดต่อกัน”, which translates into, “Infectious diseases will not be communicated if we do not communicate with each other.”  They are featured one by one and each person says this phrase in the video. This was to promote social distancing and social isolation. Please support the continuation of content on Muay Ying via Patreon

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Petchyindee Academy Assists Gyms with Almost 1/2 Million Baht During COVID-19 Crisis

On March 30, Boat, the manager and co-owner of Petchyindee Academy in Bangkok, posted on Facebook about how he is thinking of the best ways to help out the Muay Thai community and its gyms/fighters in Thailand. With COVID-19 forcing the government to shut down gyms and all sporting events, including fights, Muay Thai is suffering in so many ways in the motherland. Fighter, trainers, and gym owners have no income due to their fighters being unable to compete (and make money

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COVID-19’s Impact on Muay Thai in Thailand (As of April 22, 2020)

It’s a scary and daunting time right now for everyone inhabiting this planet. People are getting infected at an alarming rate all over the world, and things are shutting down. Businesses have either limited their hours or are closed for the time being. Companies have started to tell their employees to start working from home. There are travel bans in place. Entire countries and cities are on temporary lock-down, with its citizens being unable to leave and foreigners unable to

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