When the people think about Thailand, they often associate the country with elephants, beaches, and sex shows. Thailand is a complex country that deserves much more than to be boiled down to three things (that are, more often than not, nothing more than tourist traps). The same could be said about Muay Thai. The thought of Muay Thai can bring up pieces of information that people associate with the national sport of Thailand. Often over-generalized, much of this information is either outdated, passed down from one misinformed person to the next, or simply untrue. Let’s bust some common myths people believe about Muay Thai fighters in Thailand.
Society is obsessed with numbers; it’s easy to see that in the health and fitness sectors. So many people are concerned with body metrics such as weight, muscle mass, body fat percentage, etc. And amidst all of this, there is the common knowledge of how weight is not just weight at its form as a number on a scale. Weight, as a whole, is commonly misunderstood. BMI gives prime examples of such. BMI alone does not determine health alone because it does not look into what that weight is composed of (such as fat, water, bones, organs). Determining a fit individual “overweight” just because they have a high BMI does not give any insight to if the weight is a health issue. Those with a low or average BMI could be even unhealthier than this fit individual due to a sedentary lifestyle or unhealthy eating habits. This idea of lumping the components of weight as just…weight is rampant in the fighting community and it’s not hard to see why. A fighter only needs to hit a certain number during weigh ins, no matter how they get there, regardless they’re more or less healthy/fit than their opponent. Aside from making weight, how […]
One of the biggest frustrations regarding news on woman Muay Thai fighters is that it’s sparse and not regularly updated in many of the main Muay Thai news outlets. In an attempt to bring news on both males and females alike (and hopefully in equal frequencies), Muay Ying มวยหญิง (Thai for “female fighter”) was created out of a vision to deliver news straight out of Thailand, and to bring the community together and close the gap when it comes to keeping up to date with how the females are doing. Muay Ying will be a source that all can depend on for fights, news, and results.