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Why Veterans Should Consider Muay Thai After Leaving the Military

March 20, 2018

Why Veterans Should Consider Muay Thai After Leaving the Military

Chris Susa is a US Navy veteran who managed to find Muay Thai as a great way to fill the void that the Military filled. He attended a Khongsittha training camp in February of 2017. Prior to getting out, he wasn’t sure what he would do, where he would go, and how he could continue living life to the fullest. We interviewed Chris to share his story to other veterans to hopefully encourage them to get up and do something!

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A Breakdown of a Two Week Muay Thai Vacation in Bangkok

February 27, 2018

A Breakdown of a Two Week Muay Thai Vacation in Bangkok

There are dozens of options for those interested in training Muay Thai in Thailand. Most of the information you need to decide what the perfect gym is for you is available online and within the Muay Thai community outlets. For the majority of enthusiasts that come to Thailand, embracing the sport to its fullest is achievable in the capital city of Bangkok.

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Why You Should Take an Exercise Vacation to Thailand

February 17, 2018

Why You Should Take an Exercise Vacation to Thailand

With over 30 million visitors a year, Thailand is one of the most visited countries in the world. People come for the food, culture, architecture, history and natural beauty. Heading to the beach to relax  is one of the more common activities during a Thai vacation, but have you ever considered using this time to train? Muay Thai is an intensive martial art which can leave you feeling invigorated and strong, both mentally and physically. Using your vacation for exercise could have incredible benefits.

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The Deadly Trio at Khongsittha Muay Thai

February 13, 2018

The Deadly Trio at Khongsittha Muay Thai

Anyone who has trained Muay Thai long enough knows that after enough time with your particular trainer, you either connect with them or you don’t. The connection usually requires the trainee to evolve or progress in their skill level - this is why coming to Thailand after training at your home gym is the next logical step in a progression.

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5 Reasons a Muay Thai Vacation is the Perfect Gift for Valentine’s Day

February 09, 2018

5 Reasons a Muay Thai Vacation is the Perfect Gift for Valentine’s Day

Don’t worry if you haven’t thought of the perfect gift for your loved one. After reading this, you’ll realize that a Muay Thai vacation beats fine dining, diamonds, and gift cards any time of the year, and especially for Valentine’s Day.

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Adrian Khongsittha's First Impressions of Bangkok

February 06, 2018

Adrian Khongsittha's First Impressions of Bangkok

Bangkok is very much a modern city steeped in a rich history. It is shiny, new, and growing. Western influence is undeniable, from brands to pop music, to fast-food restaurants. Its people are friendly, even to bumbling farangs with a very loose grasp on the language. The signs are inscrutable, and the weather is tropical. Add these factors together, and you’ve got an intimidating, alluring mixture of new and old, foreign and familiar. 

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Khongsittha Hosts Ajarn Chai and the WTBA With a Two Day Intensive Muay Thai Camp

February 01, 2018

Khongsittha Hosts Ajarn Chai and the WTBA With a Two Day Intensive Muay Thai Camp

On January 22nd 2018, over 40 Nak Muay from the WTBA (World Thai Boxing Association) stepped foot into Khongsittha Muay Thai gym to learn under the guidance of some of the best trainers in Bangkok. Ajarn Chai Sirisute is often credited for being one of the first Muay Thai fighters to come to the USA who’ve brought the ancient martial art with him in hopes ofteaching it in seminars all across the states.

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How a Spiritual Retreat Can Boost Mental Health

January 18, 2018

How a Spiritual Retreat Can Boost Mental Health

Unlike a regular vacation, a spiritual retreat is focused on long term mental health. Everyone suffers the stress of daily life and vacations help to reduce this stress. However, that relief is only temporary and once you return to work, the negative mental health effects of stress will return. If you are planning a vacation in Thailand, skip the beach resorts and take a more spiritual approach. Here’s how it can permanently boost your mental health.

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A Father and Son Getaway to Thailand

December 23, 2017

A Father and Son Getaway to Thailand

We recently had the pleasure of hosting a father and his son on a three week Muay Thai getaway to Thailand. Nigel works as an executive for a tech company and Jordan is currently in high school in Australia. What made their visit so special is the fact that the Nigel travels quite extensively for his job. It’s not often that he gets to spend quality time with his son, let alone travel together.

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One Year To Your Dream Thailand Vacation

December 12, 2017

One Year To Your Dream Thailand Vacation

What would it take to start saving on January first, and end up in Thailand in December? When you have a whole year to save, it turns out that dreams really can come true. Saving in advance can make a dream vacation to Thailand a reality! Here is a break-down of exactly how much you would have set aside per month to make your trip happen - Muay Thai camp included.

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The Best Times to Travel to Thailand for Muay Thai

December 08, 2017

The Best Times to Travel to Thailand for Muay Thai

In our opinion, any time of the year is a good time for Muay Thai. The best time to come will depend on your personal preferences when traveling. If you’re looking for the cheapest time to come and don’t mind the heat, traveling here during the Hot Season is very affordable. 

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The Purple People Eater To Host a Two Week Camp At Khongsittha in March 2018

November 26, 2017

The Purple People Eater To Host a Two Week Camp At Khongsittha in March 2018

We’re proud to announce that in March 2018, professional US Muay Thai fighter Justin Greskiewicz will be hosting a two week Bangkok training camp focused on all facets of Muay Thai. Justin will be training alongside participants twice a day, six days a week, going to watch fights, taking a trip to the ancient city Ayutthaya, and more.

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Muay Thai Hand-Wraps: Different Wraps, How to Wrap Them, and Why Wrapping is Important

November 23, 2017

Muay Thai Hand-Wraps: Different Wraps, How to Wrap Them, and Why Wrapping is Important

We’re going to go into the basics regarding hand wraps and how to wrap them properly so that you can get the most out of your training. A great article for beginners of Muay Thai.

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Go to the Beach With Khongsittha

November 09, 2017

Go to the Beach With Khongsittha

Training twice a day, six days a week can take its toll on both mind and body. We’ve seen people burnout after one week; sometimes even after just a few days due to exhaustion, the huge difference in heat, and the intensive routines that Thai fighters go through. Muay Thai is arguably more mental than physical; the ability to push your body to its extremes requires immense fortitude and endurance. 

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Lion Fight’s Brett Hlavacek Hosts an Incredible Two Week Muay Thai Camp with Khongsittha

November 03, 2017

Lion Fight’s Brett Hlavacek Hosts an Incredible Two Week Muay Thai Camp with Khongsittha

Today marks a month since Brett Hlavacek, WBC champion and Lion Fight regular hosted a training camp at Khongsittha Muay Thai. In keeping tradition with Brett’s previous trips to Khongsittha, he took it upon himself to make sure everyone’s expectations of Bangkok were exceeded and that everyone was able to get some intense training done. There’s a reason we’ve been working with Brett to collaborate on building these camps; he is a veteran of Thailand, an expert at Muay Thai, and a genuinely good person.

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End of 2017 Promotion -- Buy One Week of Training, Get One Free

October 27, 2017

End of 2017 Promotion -- Buy One Week of Training, Get One Free

Christmas is coming, and it's also going to be the best time to come out to Thailand and train. We've had some incredible moments in 2017, and we'd like to extend an incredible offer to everyone interested in coming out to experience Bangkok with Khongsittha.

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Why Camp Life at Khongsittha Muay Thai is a Unique Experience

September 28, 2017

Why Camp Life at Khongsittha Muay Thai is a Unique Experience

“The people I have met at KST have made this the most memorable time of my life. I can't express in words how great this time has been for me, but one thing for sure is that these short 4 weeks is something I'll carry with me for a lifetime. “ - Leo Jen

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Dealing with the Food While Training in Bangkok

September 15, 2017

Dealing with the Food While Training in Bangkok

There are a ton of misconceptions about food in Southeast Asia, and especially Thailand. Whether you’re a first time traveler or experienced travel junkie, knowledge of where and what to eat in Bangkok is essential to you being able to experience the most of the city during your time in it.

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Khongsittha Muay Thai’s Partner Resort: Kiatthada

August 22, 2017

Khongsittha Muay Thai’s Partner Resort: Kiatthada

It can be an incredibly rewarding experience when you finally book your ticket to Thailand for your Muay Thai journey. Chances are that if it’s your first time coming to Thailand or your first time training Muay Thai, you have no clue what to expect when it comes to accommodation. Sources online contradict each other quite often and you don’t know if you will be sleeping on bunk beds with Thai fighters or your only toilet is a hole in the ground that you have to squat over! 

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These Foods Are The Worst to Consume Before Muay Thai Training

July 04, 2017

These Foods Are The Worst to Consume Before Muay Thai Training

Muay Thai is one of the most intensive martial arts to practice in the entire world. It requires a ton of endurance and cardiovascular energy in order to perform at your peak during training and during a fight. 

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The Balance Part 2 -- Work, Family, and Muay Thai with Manuel Keo

June 18, 2017

The Balance Part 2 -- Work, Family, and Muay Thai with Manuel Keo

In the first part of our series, The Balance, we interviewed Mia Kang. A Sports-Illustrated model turned professional fighter, she has a unique outlook towards balancing work and Muay Thai, and she had some great advice to those trying to do the same. In Part 2 of this series, we’ve switched it up slightly and want to give you a fresh perspective on someone who found a passion for Muay Thai later in life.

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Inside the Muay Thai Gym -- My Life at Khongsittha

June 07, 2017

Inside the Muay Thai Gym -- My Life at Khongsittha

A year ago, I was 26 years old, I had just quit my job as a marketing director, and I was interested in making a name for myself in Bangkok. Little did I know that I would embark on a remarkable journey, meeting Thai celebrities, budding entrepreneurs, professional fighters, lifelong friends, and Muay Thai enthusiasts from around the world. This is a story reflecting on a year of my life at Khongsittha Muay Thai.

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The FAQ of Traveling to Thailand for Muay Thai

June 04, 2017

The FAQ of Traveling to Thailand for Muay Thai

We’ve been asked by customers who are coming to Thailand the gamut of questions that are possible to ask from food, to accommodation, to etiquette, and more. Because of the repetitiveness, we’ve decided, why not address all of these questions in a central FAQ that we update constantly in order to inform everyone?

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Having Your First Muay Thai Fight in Bangkok, Thailand

May 31, 2017

Having Your First Muay Thai Fight in Bangkok, Thailand

Fighting in Thailand will be an interesting experience coming from a western country, and there are some key points I wanted to note in order to prepare others who are interested in coming out to train and fight.

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