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4 Ways To Increase Stamina When Training Muay Thai

Muay Thai can be a demanding, yet rewarding combat sport. Nak Muays (Muay Thai fighters) train for hundreds or thousands of hours to deliver proper technique with unparalleled power. In a typical Muay Thai match, strategy is just as important as any technique. Muay Thai fighters position themselves in the ring and are constantly seeking [...]

Is Learning Muay Thai Dangerous?

Authentic Muay Thai fights and even knee or elbow strikes in popularized UFC fights tend to result in brutal and bloody scenes. Thousands of years ago, those movements were designed to cause maximum devastation as quickly as possible. Muay Thai practiced in a “training” setting is a scene that focuses on technique and less on [...]

Muay Thai Shorts 101

Muay Thai is an ancient martial art dating back to 2nd or 3rd B.C. Thailand; the fighting style did not become an official sport beyond Thai warrior use until the 1400’s. Though Muay Thai has been around for a long time, regulations weren’t introduced to competitive fighting until the 1930’s. Along with Muay Thai's unique [...]

11 Tips To Improve Your Flexibility In Muay Thai

Aside from delivering super high kicks, flexible joints also allow Nak Muays to use less energy for the same movements. With flexibility comes a lowered risk of injury, quick muscle recovery, and better blood flow. Stretch early As soon as you get out of bed, try to knock some push-ups out to shake the rust [...]

Muay Thai Boxing and the Biomechanical Analysis of the Kinetic Chain

Written by Federick Brooks Thai Boxing, other wise known as “The Art of Eight Limbs”, is the national sport of Thailand.  With its roots in military close-combat situations, this martial art was used to defend land and territories in Thailand against invading forces from Burma and Cambodia.  Today, the sport of Mauy Thai has grown [...]

Could Muay Thai Revive The Olympics?

In December of 2016, the International Executive Olympic committee voted to recognize the Art of Eight Limbs - Muay Thai as an Olympic sport. There will be a 3-year period in which board members can protest the vote or pass it through. All the while, Muay Thai’s international governing body will receive $25,000 every year [...]

The Truth About Kicking Trees In Muay Thai

If you Google or YouTube “Muay Thai” or “Thai Boxing” one of the first things you’ll often see is a Thai Nak Muay with perfected technique kicking down what looks like a stalk or tropical tree.Though this imagery is fascinating much like how Karate Dojos chop through bricks, it is much more likely to cause [...]

4 Steps to Becoming An Amateur Fighter

So you want to be a Nak Muay (Muay Thai Boxer)? If you haven’t already, the first thing you will want to do is join a Muay Thai gym and let your coach know what your goals are. If you’d like more expertise in another fighting style, see if that gym offers that fighting style [...]

ASK KRU CHRIS: What Can I Do At Home To Improve In Muay Thai Class?

I’ve taught hundreds of students in Law Enforcement Training and at my own gym, T.A.G. Muay Thai and when a prospect turns into a new student, 99% of the time, the same question is ALWAYS asked: “Are there any training tips or exercises that I can do at home to help me get more comfortable with [...]

Muay Thai Weight Loss Journey

I started training with T.A.G. Muay Thai for my weight loss journey.  I know it’s not an easy topic for anyone to talk about, but I wanted to join something to keep me active.  I struggled with my weight for years, going back and forth and being my heaviest at the time I joined TAG. [...]