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How To Do A Thai Visa Run To Poi Pet, Cambodia

    Your allotted time in Thailand is coming to an end. But like most foreigners who visit the Land of Smiles you’re not ready to leave just yet. Assuming you want to stay, you know you have to do a visa run, but which method do you choose?   Do you hire an agency […]

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Starting From Nothing, Training On The Ground And Building A Muay Thai Gym

    A Muay Thai gym in rural Thailand can change a child’s life. This is particularly true in Thailand’s North East region of Isaan which is home to some of the country’s poorest families. In such communities, Muay Thai offers an option for the children who have few. A Muay Thai gym in a […]

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Capturing The Root And Soul Of Muay Thai With Jacob Klensin

    I realized that I was seeing things that should be shared, and when I found myself learning how to do that properly, and feeling like I was good at it, I never stopped. -Jacob Klensin   Through his detailed and emotive work, Jacob Klensin allows us all a deeper peak into the world […]

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Unraveling The Mystery Behind Sinbi Taewoong

    Tracing The Little-known Korean Roots Of A Thai Fighter   Even the most seasoned Muay Thai practitioners I know shoot me confused or disbelieving looks whenever I tell them that Thopadak Wanchalerm runs one of the biggest and most successful Muay Thai gyms in Phuket. However, their eyes quickly light up with recognition […]

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Spirituality and Mysticism in Indonesian Martial Arts

    About six or seven years ago, I was waiting for my turn to present at a demonstration that my school, Inti Ombak Pencak Silat, was putting on as part of an Indonesian cultural exhibition. Immediately before our presentation was a gamelan (traditional Indonesian music) and dance performance. I was set to demonstrate jurus , which […]

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A Brand New Muay Thai Gym Is Being Built In Isaan

    MBSB contributor Frances Watthanaya has been busy lately. She and her husband Boom have left Buriram to open a Muay Thai gym in neighbouring Nakhon Ratchasima Province (Khorat). The gym is located in Boom’s hometown (village) in the Muang Yang district.  The village is extremely isolated and lacking the infrastructure common to larger […]

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Japanese Armour From The Edo Period (1603 – 1867)

  On my most recent trip to New York I spent the better part of two days at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the greater part of my first day being spent in its Arms and Armour department. The museum boasts a Japanese collection that is considered to be the most complete outside of Japan.¹ […]

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Black And White

    It would be so much easier if the black was black, and the white was white; but when the wife beater is your friend, and the frequenter of prostitutes is someone you respect, lines become blurred. The light becomes darker, and the darkness, pockmarked by lightness.   I found myself in the midst […]

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2014 – What Happened, What’s To Come and The Year’s Bests

    Good Bye 2014, Hello 2015   2014 brought with it a lot of change to MBSB and with it, growth. The time had come where I decided to spend more time working behind the scenes of Milk.Blitz.Street.Bomb. in an effort to expand readership. Additionally, I needed to fix site related weaknesses that I […]

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Download A Free Thai 2015/2558 Calendar

    Every year Thai Visa puts out a printable, full-sized calendar for download. Their 2015 / 2558 (Thai) year calendar is now available.   This is an incredibly useful resource for those of you planning a trip to Thailand as it includes all public holidays which may affect your travel plans (as establishments may […]

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The Life Of A Bangkok Fighter Cut Short

    We always trained late at Bor. Breechaa Gym. The trainers all had day jobs unrelated to Muay Thai, a situation rare in Bangkok gyms but a reflection of the surroundings: a working-poor neighbourhood in Sukhumvit 93, within walking distance of the legendary Sor. Thanikul Gym.   The young fighters lived with their families […]