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.
Gym etiquette in Thailand’s Muay Thai camps can be different than what you’re used to. Some may even take you by surprise. The last thing you want to do is to come off rude by accident. Don’t worry, we all make mistakes. But the more knowledge you’re equipped with, the fewer mistakes you’ll make – especially the serious ones.
If you eat Halal, there’s some great news for you: Although Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist country, there is a Muslim population. In this Thai Language multi-article series, we explore the basics of Muay Thai and what you need to get around and get what you need while in the country! Welcome to Thai Language – Part 4e.
While the term “kosher” is barely heard within Thailand, it’s not completely unknown within the country. In this Thai Language multi-article series, we explore the basics of Muay Thai and what you need to get around and get what you need while in the country! Welcome to Thai Language – Part 4d.
Running, followed by three hours a session, two sessions a day, six days a week. Rinse and repeat.
This training regimen is more than double, sometimes even quadruple, the amount of what people are used to. Due to the structure of Muay Thai classes and lifestyle outside of Thailand, a majority of people just can’t dedicate that much time to training when they’re in their home country.
It’s very easy to think that it’s impossible to be plant-based while traveling within Thailand, but it’s actually pretty easy! There are options everywhere if you know where to look and what to say.