Wai Kru

Wai Kru

Muay Thai is steeped in tradition, culture, and honor. A prime example of this is the wai kru.  In Thailand, the wai ไหว้ is a form of greeting and respect. Kru,ครู, in Thai language, is teacher. Put …

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Muay Thai History

Muay Thai History

The history of Muay Thai begins in the motherland of the sport, Thailand. The ring sport developed out of martial arts in Southeast Asia. As the countries grew so did their use of fists, elbows, knees, and …

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Muay Bouk – The Pressure Fighter

Muay Bouk

Muay Thai fighters across the world, each fall into a different named style of fighting, the Muay Bouk are known for their vicious aggressive pressure, moving forward constantly unlike the Muay Femur who will step back and …

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Muay Thai Stance

Muay Thai Stance

One of the most crucial foundational skills to master while beginning the martial art is the Muay Thai stance. You won’t be able to attack or defend effectively if you are unable to position yourself in the …

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Muay Boran – Ancient Thai Boxing

Muay Boran

Before the sport of Muay Thai that we see across the world today, before well-known sports brands like Fairtex and Yokkao, before the great champions of Saenchai P.K. Saenchai, Nokweed Davy and Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn there was Muay …

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Muay Thai Tattoos: Sak Yant

Muay Thai tattoos

A common sight in the arenas of Bangkok, Thailand is the tattoo-adorned bodies of veteran Thai boxers. These Muay Thai combatants lean into their identity taking great pride in the title of “Nak Muay” Part of this …

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Kard Chuek: Muay Thai Ropes

Kard Chuek

Before the sport of Muay Thai that we see today shown across the world, televised in franchise events like ONE championship and Lion fight, before the echos of cheers and the clashing of shins, before the glory …

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Muay Thai Jump Rope

Muay Thai jump rope

Jump rope is a very important conditioning exercise that just about all combat sports athletes do. This is especially true in Muay Thai, where rounds of jump rope are done before every training session. Let’s dive into …

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Muay Sok: The Elbow Fighter

Muay Sok

One of the definitive features of Muay Thai that separates it from western kickboxing is the use of elbow strikes. These strikes are used liberally in short-range to deliver “bladed” impacts to the face and head to …

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Muay Thai vs BJJ

Muay Thai vs BJJ

From a glance, one would say that Muay Thai and BJJ are two martial arts with nothing in common. But if you look a little deeper, Muay and BJJ do share a few small similarities. Let’s put …

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Muay Thai vs Boxing

Muay Thai vs Boxing

Two striking martial arts that commonly get compared with one another are Muay Thai and boxing. Both striking arts go hand in hand with one another but have some big differences between them. Let’s match them up …

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Muay Thai vs Kickboxing

Muay Thai vs Kickboxing

Many often lump in Muay Thai and kickboxing as the same thing, but this would be an incorrect assertion. They may seem similar, but they are two very different sports from one another. Here is what you …

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