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07 Feb Posted by in Blog | 10 comments

The Ram Muay is cultural not religious.

The Ram Muay is cultural not religious.

A common misconception of the Wai Kru Ram Muay is that it is a Buddhist belief. However, Thailand as with most nationalities that have embraced religion has many customs that are unique to their culture. The Wai Kru Ram Muay is one of them. As with all asian cultures there is a huge amount of […]

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19 Jan Posted by in Blog, Documentaries, Videos | Comments

THE LITTLE THAI FIGHTERS – a documentary by Damon Logan

THE LITTLE THAI FIGHTERS – a documentary by Damon Logan

This documentary by Damon Logan gives a small glimpse into the lives of children who train in the boxing camps of Thailand. Thai culture plays a huge part into why children go to boxing camps. The overall reason is to earn money to help their families as most of them come from poor regions around […]

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17 Jan Posted by in Blog, Videos | 17 comments

You don’t need to win in sparring.

You don’t need to win in sparring.

Sparring is essential when you are training in any fighting art, be it for competition or general self defence. This is the time when you will get to practice your skills against someone who has the same idea and intent as you, the key word being PRACTICE. Often I’ve heard people say how they’ve knocked […]

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12 Jan Posted by in Blog | 1 comment

The ring is a lonely place.

The ring is a lonely place.

Over the years I’ve seen hundreds of fighters come and go from the gym. Many didn’t realise how hard this life was going to be, it’s not all glitz and glamour; you have to have drive and determination to be able to continue not only during the fight but during your training too. “What you […]

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05 Jan Posted by in Blog | Comments

The king’s birthday – The fight.

The king’s birthday – The fight.

The ring was situated in the centre of the car park. At one side was a large stage with an eight-foot picture of the king over looking the ring. Around the other sides where some chairs, followed by barriers segregating where the seated were from the standing public. We headed to where all the boxers […]

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02 Jan Posted by in Blog, Modern Era, Videos | 4 comments

Chartchai vs Singsuriya- Five knockdowns in one fight.

Chartchai vs Singsuriya- Five knockdowns in one fight.

This is a great fight with both boxers taking control at different stages during the contest. I’m not 100% sure if I have the right names so if anyone can point them out that would be great. This is also a great example showing that how big you win a round plays a huge part […]

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20 Dec Posted by in Blog | Comments

The king’s birthday – Heading to Sanamluang.

The king’s birthday – Heading to Sanamluang.

The weigh-in went pretty smooth, I came in at just over 54kg and my opponent came in at 56kg. Mr. Thakoon was in Japan with Rungravee so his brother Torsak was looking after us. It really tickled him that I’d come in so light for the fight but I wasn’t that bothered as I’ve given […]

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17 Dec Posted by in Blog, Videos | Comments

The king’s birthday – Training in Thailand, day four

The king’s birthday – Training in Thailand, day four

This was the first night we didnt have to listen to a drunken Thai person giving their interpretation on a boyzone song. Our room was now situated on the opposite side of the hotel away from the karaoke bar. So a peaceful nights sleep was in order. I’d decided on not running on my final […]

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13 Dec Posted by in Blog | 1 comment

The king’s birthday – Training in Thailand, Dan’s fight.

The king’s birthday – Training in Thailand, Dan’s fight.

As I wasn’t training in the afternoon we decided to have a little look around MBK. MBK is a huge shopping mall in Bangkok where you can get some great bargains along with original items too. We looked around for a bit, grabbed some food then headed outside to where the fights where held. MBK […]

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13 Dec Posted by in Blog | Comments

The king’s birthday – Training in Thailand, day three.

The king’s birthday – Training in Thailand, day three.

We got back from the cinema at about 10.30pm that evening. The karaoke bar was beyond a joke now, it was the loudest it’s been since we arrived.   I went down to the reception to ask for another room. I was told they didn’t have one until the next day. “What time will the […]

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