Muay Thai and the Olympics
In the smoky dens of tradition, Muay Thai has thrived, pulsating with the blood of warriors, seeping through generations. Its unyielding power, the symphony of ferocious strikes, bone-crushing clinches, and the artistry of knee and elbow brutality has ignited passions far and wide. But now, as it ventures into the grand spectacle of the Olympics, a storm of change brews on the horizon.
Who is Jake Lee?
Fight with one arm would you?....This guy does. If ever you need inspiration, a kick up the butt, a reminder that your issues need to be gotten over, take a look at this guy.
Who is Liam 'Hitman' Harrison.
West Leeds known as LS9 ain't pretty. Dominated by rows of Victorian council houses, enclaves of 1950's council houses and an estate of 1970's council houses, you can see the theme is 'Council'. This won't mean much to you if you did not grow up in one or near one, but what characterises these places is that among the...
Traditional or not traditional... the debate must rage...
You might have had this debate in your gym, with your Nakmuay mates or with your coach.It’s a conversation about your fight style and it can make a big difference when faced with different opponents.
Khalil Rountree - Muay Thai and MMA
If you watch a lot of MMA and if you know that Muay Thai is so vital then you will be a bit weirded out that you never see someone in the cage adopt that traditional Muay Thai stance and throw like a Nak Muay throws.
Pivot and torque, push and pull.
Is it possible to use your hands like a boxer, incorporating the footwork required to leverage the power of your rotating torso whilst still being balanced and on the correct foot to use your legs to block quickly and to also throw effective May Thai kicks?
Muay Thai movement.
If you come to Muay thai from another fighting discipline something odd might strike you about the lack of footwork ...
Who is Eddie Abasolo?
It is always surprising when you talk to UK Nakmuay about American Muay Thai fighters and they haven't got a clue wh...
Who are the fighting Farrells? A lesson in relationship goals.
We want what the Farrells have got. The Romeo and Juliet, the Bonnie and Clyde, the Mickey and Mallory of Muay Thai. We want true love too...
Who is Gaston Bolanos?
Have you ever had a spinning back elbow in the face while sparring? Can you remember the feeling?......That's it, you were embarrassed, slightly impressed and then wanted to do one straight back but you are such a f*ckwit that you can't twist your torso quick enough, let alone time it while your opponent is throwing violence your way.
Who is Damien Trainor?
Damien Trainor, to the DeathBlo Collective, is one of those fighters who moves beautifully and executes a precise combination based Muay Thai.
Kevin Ross, a Muay Thai Punk (in the UK sense, not the U.S sense)
If you have any idea what a 'Punk' is, in the UK/European sense, you will know that it represents an image of chaos bottled with irreverence and mixed with visceral naked violence that is sinewy and raw.