Ajarn Rant: Muay Thai America v. Thailand

Muay Thai America v. Thailand Rant by Ajarn Bryan Dobler This opinion piece on Muay Thai America v. Thailand is a transcript from Ajarn Bryan Dobler's (Owner & Chief Instructor at Double Dose Muay Thai) Facebook status on the differences in the way Muay Thai is taught and practiced from the United States to Thailand. [...]

The Facts About Fighting In Schools

School Fights & Statistics The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines school violence as youth violence that occurs on school property, on the way to or from school or school-sponsored events, or during a school sponsored event. Some assume that if you teach children how to fight, they will fight in school. However, we find [...]

Kru Chris Crushes Common Self Defense Myths

After searching the internet for self defense discussion forums, we found the same self defense myths and fallacies listed everywhere. These self defense myths presented as facts could lead to terrible or even fatal mistakes. Kru Chris is on the case to bust the internet’s most common self defense myths. 1. Fatal attacks are primarily [...]

Chokeholds: Street v. Sport (and how to escape a chokehold)

Millions of UFC 196 viewers watched Holly Holm and Conor McGregor get choked out and became more curious than ever about chokeholds. Before we jump into street fighting chokes v. combat sports chokes and how to effectively escape a chokehold in a self-defense scenario, it’s important to cover some chokehold basics and controversies. Putting someone [...]

Why Do Muay Thai Fighters Kick With Shins?

If you watch a typical martial arts movie, you might see an elbow or knee strike move here or there. Most of the time, you’ll see traditionally “beautiful” martial arts like Kung Fu or Karate which are both Chinese-based martial arts. Muay Thai originated in what is now called Thailand and is unique in that [...]

Muay Thai Pads: Types & Shopping Tips

Muay Thai Pads: What You Need to Know "Muay Thai Pads: Types and Shopping Tips" By James Poidog, World Thai Boxing Association Expert Contributor Muay Thai pads are different from the pads used in other fighting styles due to the use of elbows, knees, tiips, and shin rather than foot [Related: Muay Thai Words Decoded - Thai to English]. [...]

Reddit Muay Thai: Shin Questions Answered

Shins: Muay Thai Questions on Reddit Answered by Kru Chris After scanning Reddit’s sub-group for Muay Thai – we found some of the same questions being asked over and over. Muay Thai questions about shin pain tolerance, shin conditioning, and shin guards. So, you asked and Kru Chris of T.A.G. Muay Thai has answers: Ajarn [...]

How-To Prepare for Your First Muay Thai Class

YOUR FIRST MUAY THAI CLASS - THE GUIDE Taking on any physical feat is 90% mental and only 10% physical. Training Muay Thai is no different. To Muay Thai beginners prepping for their first class, Kru Chris advises : “You’ve got to have a willingness to learn and listen to those more experienced than you. [...]

How-to Train Muay Thai Away From the Gym

Train Muay Thai from Home Everyone who trains Muay Thai goes through times where they have to spend more time away from their local Muay Thai gym than they want to. No worries, just don’t use it as an excuse to skip Muay Thai training or conditioning. There’s no reason why you can’t sharpen your [...]

Muay Thai Kru: What does it mean to be a Kru?

What is a Muay Thai Kru? In Thai, the literal meaning of Kru is teacher or instructor. A Muay Thai Kru is a Master of Muay Thai who teaches new generations authentic Muay Thai traditions and techniques. "My goal is to make the future generation of Muay Thai better than what I was, and to pass [...]