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 [...]

The Mentality of Muay Thai

Why do you train Muay Thai?  Establishing your motives for training is key to establishing your mentality. In Muay Thai, your mentality is everything.  You can have amazing technique and unrivaled athleticism, but without strong and determined mentality, you’ll fall short of achieving your Muay Thai goals. Without it, you won’t reap the full benefit of [...]

Nutrition Is The Key For Muay Thai Success

As the holiday festivities draw to a close and New Year’s resolutions are made, it’s time to start thinking about how to take your Muay Thai game to the next level. Training as much and as hard as possible will only get you so far.  A major component of successful Nak Muays is diet.  Even [...]

Best Holiday Gifts For A Nak Muay (Muay Thai Student)

It’s that time of year again, but for anyone who trains Muay Thai, you know that there is no off season!  With the holidays approaching, now is the best time to stock up on some great Muay Thai gear to help you reach the next level in the new year.  Whether you’re looking for a [...]

Girl In A Muay Thai World

We are warriors.  For anyone who fights Muay Thai, you understand that it takes a certain mentality and level of psychological strength.  It takes a special type of person to willingly step into a ring with someone else who is there to deliberately try to hurt you, and it is your sole objective to beat [...]

11 Ways Muay Thai Traditions Can Make You A Better Person

11 Ways Muay Thai Traditions Can Make Us Better People The Art of Eight Limbs isn’t all about face-splitting elbows, damaging knees, and bat-busting shins – there’s another side to Thai Boxing that honors personal development. Read on for the top 11 ways Muay Thai can change an individual for the better: Honor When you [...]

How-To Improve Your Timing in Muay Thai

Quickness is great for a sprinter but timing is much more important for a fighter. A common myth is that the larger someone is, the slower they are. Relying on swift movement and athleticism can get you only so far, especially at higher levels in Muay Thai.  Practicing your timing and technique will help you [...]

Closing the Distance When Sparring a Taller Opponent

So you’ve joined a Muay Thai gym or MMA gym and you’re faced with a taller opponent for sparring – how can you close distance without getting obliterated? [Spoiler Alert: This blog post isn’t about being small and speedy.] Mind Over Matter When sparring or fighting someone taller or larger, it is crucial to think [...]

No-Frills Self Defense Life Hacks

For many people, situational awareness and self-protection are not at the top of mind when running errands or enjoying an evening out. Though everyone here at T.A.G. Muay Thai hopes that no one encounters a dangerous scenario, there are things you can do to improve your odds of avoiding and surviving harassment. White House [...]

Things to do in Sterling, VA

At T.AG. Muay Thai, we’re all about family fun, fitness, and self-protection. As much as we love Muay Thai, we also love our community and wanted to share some family-friendly things to do in Sterling, VA and nearby areas. Family Friendly Things to do in Sterling, VA T.A.G. Muay Thai Starting off with a shameless [...]