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A Guide to Your First Muay Thai Fight in Thailand

Embracing Muay Thai means adopting a way of life deeply embedded in cultural traditions. For aspiring Nak Muay training in Thailand, stepping into the ring is an absolute must, a rite of passage, and one of the best experiences of your life. From navigating last-minute changes to understanding the ritual of tipping your trainer, here’s […]

Get to know Series: Ajarn Wat

The epitome of what it means to be a Muay Thai trainer, Ajarn Wat’s illustrious career across three decades has given him a front row seat to the expansion of Muay Thai from a vehicle out of poverty heavily influenced by gambling to a worldwide sensation. Despite the turbulent path, his love for Muay Thai […]

Bangtao Muay Thai & MMA Fighters Set to Shine at M2MMA

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In the heart of Thailand’s vibrant martial arts scene, a trio of promising fighters from Bangtao Muay Thai & MMA are poised to make waves on a fast growing local promotion. Peter Danesoe (headlining the event) A’Keitheon Whitner (Co-Main event) and Quitin Thomas, each with their own unique journey in the world of combat sports, […]

Social Mobility and Muay Thai

As a job, Muay Thai can be brutal, but the benefits for Thai fighters go far beyond earning a living. Despite gaining popularity in recent years, the sport wasn’t getting much attention from Thailand’s middle and upper classes back in the day. It was viewed as a poor man’s pursuit, a means to an end, […]

Get to Know Series: Andrew “Woody” Wood

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Sometimes in life, the way forward needs to be forged anew, not followed – and such was the case for Andrew ‘Woody’ Wood. The myriad twists and turns of life on such a path taught Woody lessons and skills a more tailored approach would not have, and his eagerness to learn and absorb allowed him […]

Why Phuket is Considered one of the Best Places in the World for Training Muay Thai

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Phuket has always been known as a bucket list destination for people all over the world. Its stunning beaches, rich local culture, and delicious food make it an ideal vacation spot. Even today, it remains Thailand’s most visited island and has attracted a diverse mix of locals, long-term expats, digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and young families […]

Get to know Series: George Hickman

Sometimes passion is ignited by chance, where an unlikely turn takes one down the journey of a lifetime. Many of us fail to take chances and put ourselves out there, but this isn’t the case for George Hickman. When the opportunity to be a full-time MMA coach came up just 12 fights into his MMA […]