Category: Muay Thai

Everyday Is Training Day

With Every Beginning

   I started martial arts in 1986 at the behest of my Aunt when I was in the 6th grade after being on the wrong side of an after-school altercation with 3 older kids.  In hindsight, I was by no means completely innocent in the incident but didn’t exactly deserve the 3 on 1 treatment.…
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A Dear Old Friend: The Heavy Bag

Such a simple tool.  Often taken for granted.  It’s not a fancy piece of equipment; a bag simply stuffed with a random assortment of things.  Hanging, waiting for someone to befriend it.  Regardless of how much you use it, how much you abuse it, how much you sweat on it; No emotion, no judgment.  Unconditional…
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The Wai Kru

The Wai Kru (respects to the teacher) also known as Ram Muay (boxing dance) is an important part of any evening watching Thai Boxing. These are ceremonies that are performed before each Muay Thai bout. Sometimes the Wai Kru are brief and basic, but other times they may be eloquent performances that draw praise and…
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