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Guide to Planning & Training in Thailand – Part 1: Preparing for Your Trip

This is the first out of a three-part series of the planning of, before going, and during your stay in Thailand. This is meant for those who haven't made their first trip over to the motherland of Muay Thai yet, as well as for those who want want more general knowledge / to make their experience a bit more smooth next time. *There are special tidbits in this series for women, as women can and will have different experiences training Muay Thai in Thailand compared to men*
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FIGHTER SPOTLIGHT: Niclas “The Dreamchaser” Larsen

Niclas R. Larsen made sure his debut in China was not one to be forgotten. Often the underdog, this time at Kunlun Fight 71 was no different. “For most of my fights I’ve been the underdog and I don’t have a problem with that. I actually like to be the underdog,” said Niclas with a smile on his face.

Fighting Against the Odds: Being a Foreigner Fighting a Thai in Thailand

Whether or not you’re a fan of watching organized sports, how many times have you found yourself cheering for the team that represented your city or state? And during the Olympics, do you cheer for the country you’re from or the other team? Despite many not knowing everything (and some not knowing anything) about a sport or a team’s capabilities, many tend to gravitate to the team they identify with the most. Many want that team to be victorious because

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Saenchai & Hlali Headline Phoenix 2 Fight Card w/ Pakorn, Shevchenko

Founded in 2016, Phoenix Championship has had no shortage of big names fighting on their promotion. Their first show, Phoenix 1, pitted Buakaw Banchamek against Andrei Kulebin. That same card also featured frequent Muay Thai fighters Morgan Adrar from France and Jonathan Tuhu from Papua New Guinea. Their shows have both Muay Thai and MMA fights, so action is plenty for all those that come to watch. Their Phoenix 2 show that’s taking place this Saturday on April 29 in Lebanon has even

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Weight: Why It Matters, Why It Doesn’t

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

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Buakaw vs Yodsanklai – Is it for real this time?

Fresh off a victory over the weekend, Yodsanklai may be facing fellow countryman Buakaw later this year. Kunlun Fight says this match-up is in the works and according to Muay Thai Authority, the purse is supposedly $1,000,000 for what many are calling the fight of the century. However, some fight fans are skeptical as there have been many talks over the past 8-10 years about this match-up as well as other dream fights. To add to the skepticism, the last

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Introduction

Female fighters are extremely underrated and almost only included in lists and rankings specifically for females. Instead of “Top 5 Female Muay Thai Fighters”, why can’t some of them be included in “Top 5 Muay Thai Fighters”? It is a FACT that some of the most exciting fights are fought between females. So why aren’t they getting the attention they deserve? It’s time to put females on the map! One of the biggest frustrations many people have is that news on female Muay

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