Muay Thai

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Buakaw Banchamek Knocks Out Kota Miura Weeks Before Making BKFC Debut

On Saturday, Muay Thai icon Buakaw Banchamek handily defeated RIZIN fighter, Kota Miura, at Rajadamnern Stadium. It was the first time the Buakaw had competed at the legendary venue in 18 years.  With more than 250 career victories, Buakaw Banchamek is one of Muay Thai‘s most well-known and celebrated practitioners. The former K-I World Max

Demetrious Johnson Rodtang

Demetrious Johnson To Fight Rodtang Jitmuangnon In Special Rules Contest

Demetrious Johnson is set to make his return under the ONE Championship banner, against Muay Thai world champ Rodtang Jitmaungnon. However it is not going to be a strictly MMA bout. Johnson left the UFC for ONE, where he most recently suffered a brutal knockout loss to Adriano Moraes. Following that loss, he was still

Liver Shot

Dissecting The Liver Shot

The liver shot is an often debilitating strike that can be delivered by punches, knees or kicks. Most commonly, the left hook to the body is used to target the liver, but depending on your sport, a combination of all three may be used. In boxing, body shots, especially to the liver, are often used

Muay Thai and Kickboxing For Weight Loss

How Muay Thai & Kickboxing Can Help You Lose Weight

Trying to lose weight is a struggle that many people are familiar with. In fact, 49 percent of adults surveyed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) between 2013 and 2016 had tried to lose weight in the previous twelve months, whether for health, appearance, competition, or other purposes.  While there are many

Blue Belt vs. Purple Belt 

The Differences Between Blue Belt and Purple Belt 

The martial arts belting system can be traced back to Kano Jigoro, the founder of Judo. The belts, or obi as they were known in Japan, were much thicker back then, and only consisted of two colors: black and white. It was his student, Mitsuyo (later Otavio) Maeda, that traveled to Brazil in 1914 and

Improve Your Fight Stance

5 Tips to Improve Your Fight Stance

“A house built on a shaky foundation will eventually collapse.” – Toni Payne. Every martial art has a primary stance that each student must master before any real progression can begin. Having the right stance can improve power, speed and defense.  Ignoring its importance can mean slow defense and movement as well as making you

Level Up Your Clinch Game

Level Up Your Clinch Game

The clinch is a unique skill set belonging to muay Thai, that helps differentiate it from other striking sports, like kickboxing. It is most easily described as a form of stand up wrestling. To outsiders, it may look like “hugging”, but that is too simplistic. The clinch is a very technical and strategic area of

Legends Of Muay Thai

 Legends of Muay Thai’s Golden Era

The ‘Golden Era’ of Muay Thai existed from the 1980’s to the mid 90’s and is considered the pinnacle of the sport. This fifteen year period exhibited Thailand’s best and most revered fighters. It is said that the quality of fights and athletes has never again been able to reach the same heights. We still

Muay Thai Is The Best Martial Art

Reasons Why Muay Thai is the Best Martial Art

Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, is an ancient martial art form that is derived from a form of hand to hand combat used by the first Thai army. It is also known as ‘the art of eight limbs’ as the hands, elbows, knees and shins are used to replace fallen weapons on the

Muay Thai

10 Best Shin Guards For Muay Thai Reviewed (Updated 2022)

Muay Thai requires a ton of gear, but one of the most important pieces of equipment is shin guards. This is a breakdown of the best shin protection you can find for Muay Thai. Shin guards are important for Muay Thai training for a lot of reasons. Not only do they protect your legs while