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The Side Bet

    Awhile back I took MBSB correspondent Lindsey Newhall  to some fights in Mahasarakham province. We left in the gym’s pick up truck after dinner and arrived to see there would be 25 fights that night. In the end, we didn’t arrive home until the monks had begun their morning chants around 5AM.   […]

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Giabundit Gym Muay Thai Shorts Now Available

    Giabundit Gym, in association with Monster Muay Thai, have released a series of muay thai shorts in support of Giabundit Gym in Buriram, Thailand.  100% of the proceeds will go to Giabundit Gym’s efforts to build a muay thai ring for training.   The Details:   The ring, featured in the video below, […]

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Jose Palacios On The Fight Game And His Upcoming Bout Vs Nick Chasteen

    When I’m focused…I’m there. I’m just there. Move, breathe. There it is. -Jose Palacios   In-fighting styles make fights, and with the upcoming bout between Jose Palacios and Nick Chasteen at Lion Fight 18, fans will be getting exactly that. The younger, less experienced Chasteen, coming off a bullying loss to Pedro Gonzalez […]

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The Boxer’s Soliloquy – An Interview With Author Matt Lucas

    Matt has hit the nail squarely on the head with his depictions of the life of a foreign fighter in Thailand, writing with an authenticity that could only come from someone that has experienced it first hand. It makes for a very engaging and entertaining read! -Rob Cox, Muay Thai Focus   American […]

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A Call For Authenticity In Muay Thai Blogging And Journalism

    For those of you who have asked me how I feel about Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu’s highly debated GoFundMe initiative, this is my response.   To begin, a bit of history on my time in the muay thai blogging landscape…   Aside from a handful of posts on my now defunct MySpace page in […]

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Beatty, Gateway to Death Valley: The Dusty Jewel of Nye County

    Part 1   The Dusty Jewel of Nye County   The first time I’d ever heard of a place called Beatty was on a trip to Death Valley with my father in 2005. While on our way to Scotty’s Castle in the northern part of the national park, we passed a road with […]

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The Pep Talk – Fight In Order To Live (Sôo pêua chee-wít สู้เพื่อชีวิต)

  “Don’t train hard because I tell you. Train hard for the benefit of yourself. You must do it for yourself, not because of me, because of you. If you do it for me you wont be successful.” -Mr. Dit, owner and head trainer at Giatbundit Gym, Buriram   The southwest monsoons had arrived in […]

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On Traditional Muay Thai – The Teachings of Ajahn Suchart

  “Muay Thai is not only a sport but it is a philosophy and an art that is deeply entrenched in history.” -Ajahn Suchart, from his entry ‘Naming A Muay Thai Camp Or Gym’   Earlier this year, Ajahn Suchart Yodkerepauprai began sharing his teachings of muay thai publicly on his blog. Born in the […]

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Two Men. Two Bikes. Two Continents – The Motorcycle Ride To Help Street Kids In Mongolia

  By the time you’re reading this, Australian pilots Nick Harbison and Dominic Prezwanski will be somewhere along their 18,757km (approx. 11,655mi) plus motorcycle ride from Vladivostok, one of the Easternmost ports of Russia to London, England. Travelling on two BMW F650GS Dakars, Nick and Dom’s transcontinental motorcycle ride is estimated to take approximately four […]

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The Perils Of Dating Your Trainer: Fighting Muay Thai Or The Relationship?

PART 5   FEBRUARY 2014   “You don’t care enough,” Gong continues. “All you want to do during training is play cartwheel kicks with Glai. You train Muay Thai but you’re the worst one at the gym!”   “Okay Gong, maybe I’m the worst at our gym, but do you really think I couldn’t win […]