Grab the “Bull” in Bullying by the Horns

Bullying: The Prevalence of Bullying in Middle & High Schools Written by: Sandra Elena Hodgin Bullying - are you visualizing a big, aggressive, and boisterous individual picking on the smaller, shy, and quiet individual? Bullying is the direct or indirect aggressive behavior of power over another (Olweus, 1999) and because of this it makes sense [...]

Muay Thai Words & Phrases Decoded (Thai to English)

Muay Thai Words Translated from Thai to English Learning commonly used Muay Thai words and phrases is crucial whether you are new at a Muay Thai gym or  thinking about joining one. Muay Thai basically means Thai Boxing, translated from Thai to English. Muay Thai is an age-old martial arts originating from Thailand. Muay Thai [...]

Muay Thai v. Kickboxing

Muay Thai and Kickboxing Differences What’s the difference between Muay Thai and Kickboxing? It can be tough to tell the two martial arts apart if you are not trained in both. Both Muay Thai and Kickboxing utilize devastating kicks and neither emphasize the old bob and weave like boxing. Despite a few similarities, Muay Thai [...]

Is Muay Thai Effective for Self-Defense?

Can Muay Thai Be Useful for Self-Defense in a Street Fight? Muay Thai teaches students how to quickly injure and/or distract an opponent, creating an opportunity for a speedy getaway. Those training Muay Thai are not restricted to just the skillful use of their fists and feet, they can destroy attackers with face-splitting elbow and [...]

Thai Boxer’s Guide: Using Energy Systems for Fight Preparation

Written by Federick Brooks Sawadee Kup T.A.G Family! Understanding Muay Thai training means much more than knowing how to do a proper burpee and low kick. Behind every movement your body makes, there is a chemical reaction taking place to produce power + energy. To get a basic overview of your body’s energy systems, check [...]

Muay Thai Strength and Conditioning: Energy Systems

By Federick Brooks Learning effective ways to strengthen and condition the body is essential to bridging the gap between what goes on in the ring and in the gym. While Kru Chris effectively covers stance, footwork, and Muay Thai training, the goal here is to understand the science behind Muay Thai strength and conditioning to better [...]

What is Muay Thai?

Muay Thai: What your friends and family should know. Welcome to TAG Muay Thai’s first ever blog post! It is only right that we cover the top questions members of our gym commonly get from family and friends: - “What is Muay Thai (also known as Thai Boxing)?” - “Am I saying Muay Thai right?” - “Is [...]

T.A.G. Annual Holiday Potluck and White Elephant Gift Exchange

Who: T.A.G. Students and Friends What: T.A.G.'s Annual Holiday Potluck Where: The Aboy Household (The Garage Gym) in Herndon, Virginia When: December 6, 2014 at 5pm

T.A.G. Holiday Potluck & Ugly Sweater Party – December 14, 2013

Who: T.A.G. Muay Thai Gym What: All students and family Where: T.A.G. Herndon (Kru Chris's house) When: December 14, 2013, time to be determined Why: time to hang out with the great group of guys and girls we have before the holidays!

Spiked Punch MMA Fights – December 7, 2013

Who: Spiked Punch MMA (formerly OO Fights) What: MMA fights in Ashburn, Virginia Where: Silver Eagle Group 44620 Guilford Drive #100 Ashburn, VA 202147 When: December 7, 2013 at 7 p.m.