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!
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.
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Recently turned 18, Summer Bronco is anything but ordinary. The teenager already has multiple accomplishments under her belt – IFMA World Youth Games medalist, WBC Amateur Youth champion… all while studying in high school and slinging acai bowls as her part-time job.
This reflective post by @Yodcherry Sityodtong gives great insight on what it’s like to be raised as a Thai fighter.
Yodcherry wrote this post after finding some photos of her as a child. She recalled how she and her father lived in a very small rented room together and struggled to have enough food. Her family sold second-hand shoes and CDs at a market for a living.
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 an even stressful time for people like him who are on the front-lines fighting this virus. Please support the continuation of content on Muay Ying via Patreon “I receive notifications almost everyday of reports of new cases in the Bay Area,” Gabriel begins. “The county I live in, Solano, has 169 [confirmed] cases and two deaths due to coronavirus. In Contra Costa County, where I am based in as an EMT, there are 707 cases and 22 deaths. In the whole Bay Area, there are more than 6490 cases and more than 200 deaths.” The city of San Francisco was ordered to “shelter in place” from March 16, and the order recently extended to last until at least May 3. First responders like Gabriel […]
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 only affect old people,” says Chompu. “Then reports showed that most patients are not that old. After that, Thai people became more aware.” To date (time of writing: April 25, 2020), Thailand has the fifth-most cases in Southeast Asia. There have been 2,854 confirmed cases of the virus in the country, with 2,490 recovered and 50 deaths. Measures have been put into place by the government mid-March to ban gatherings and sporting events (including Muay Thai), and to close certain types of businesses. You can see the timeline of events here. Please support the continuation of content on Muay Ying via Patreon Like in most other countries, it’s very difficult to find surgical and N95 masks, especially in stores available to […]
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 of the Philippine National Muaythai Team and a member of her local MMA fight team. She’s been training Muay Thai and MMA for four years, and she’s been in the National Team for more than two years. In 2017, she won gold at the World Jincheon Martial Arts Masterships in Korea and in 2018, she also got gold at the IFMA World Youth Muaythai Championships in Bangkok. In 2019, she won silver at both the Southeast Asian Games and East Asian Muaythai Championships. In her province, she was awarded the “Most Outstanding Student”. Aside from these amateur tournaments, she has three professional bouts in Thailand, and in pro MMA rules, she has two. Please support the continuation of content on Muay Ying […]