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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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Sugar is Affecting Your Diet for Muay Thai!

May 24, 2017

Sugar is Affecting Your Diet for Muay Thai!

Nobody likes to diet. Dieting can be one of the most difficult things to adhere to for people, not just athletes. It’s also a highly debated topic within the Muay Thai world; typically most Muay Thai fighters from Thailand aren’t monitoring what they eat to the level that professional athletes around the world are doing.

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The Balance Series: Work and Muay Thai Part 1 -- Mia Kang, Sports Illustrated Model and Professional Muay Thai Fighter

May 21, 2017

The Balance Series: Work and Muay Thai Part 1 -- Mia Kang, Sports Illustrated Model and Professional Muay Thai Fighter

This week’s individual being interviewed is Mia Kang, Sports Illustrated (SI) Swimsuit model and probably the prettiest Muay Thai fighter you’ve ever laid eyes on. She has a unique look being half-British and half-Korean, and we expect her to take the world by storm this year.

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Young Nak Muay Boxers in Muay Thai

May 11, 2017

Young Nak Muay Boxers in Muay Thai

Muay Thai is a sport that requires the use of eight limbs in order to subdue an opponent. Through years of practice, these eight limbs become strengthened and sharpened with thousands of hours of repetition.

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Four Reasons to Experience Thailand at Any Age

May 05, 2017

Four Reasons to Experience Thailand at Any Age

If you’re tired of visiting a theme park or loading up a station wagon and driving across the country one more time, think outside the box. Why not skip the traditional pastimes and consider something authentic, unique, and completely outside of our comfort level? Why not have the trip of a lifetime and experience Muay Thai in Thailand?

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Diets, Habits, Muay Thai Training, and How To Prosper

May 03, 2017

Diets, Habits, Muay Thai Training, and How To Prosper

Keeping healthy while training Muay Thai can be incredibly difficult but rewarding as well. Diets that fighters have vary significantly depending on weight class, experience level, the country being trained in, and the options for food available.

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Khongsittha Muay Thai - Activities Around the Gym

April 28, 2017

Khongsittha Muay Thai - Activities Around the Gym

Did you know Thailand was home to the Kingdom of Ayutthaya, regarded as the wealthiest and most illustrious city of the East during the 14th to 18th century- which saw 35 kings over 7 dynasties? Its archaeological wonders remain today, curated to allow you a glimpse into the old empire.

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Not Your Typical Thailand Muay Thai Vacation

April 26, 2017

Not Your Typical Thailand Muay Thai Vacation

When it comes to tapping into one of the best possible tourist activities currently growing in popularity, Muay Thai is what everyone is talking about. You may not have heard of it before, but chances are you've heard of your friends making that pilgrimage to Thailand for Muay Thai.

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Khongsittha Muay Thai in Bangkok Reveals New Website — A Modern Muay Thai Gym in Bangkok, Thailand Providing a Great User Experience and Exciting Activities in Addition to Great Training

April 06, 2017

Khongsittha Muay Thai in Bangkok Reveals New Website — A Modern Muay Thai Gym in Bangkok, Thailand Providing a Great User Experience and Exciting Activities in Addition to Great Training

Because of the recent rise in tourists coming to Thailand specifically for Muay Thai, Khongsittha has redesigned their website in order to provide an easier, intuitive method to reserve Muay Thai vacations online. The majority of Muay Thai gyms in Thailand have struggled to adapt to the way that potential customers now look for vacation opportunities.

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What You Need to Know About Weight Cutting in Muay Thai

March 29, 2017

What You Need to Know About Weight Cutting in Muay Thai

When it comes to performance in martial arts, one of the hottest subjects of debate right now is the adverse side effects of cutting weight to compete. This article was created to bring awareness to the dangers of weight cutting, and what various experts, both Thai and International, think about this aspect of competition.

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Khongsittha January and February Recap

March 22, 2017

Khongsittha January and February Recap

What an incredible start to 2017 it has been for Khongsittha Muay Thai! We’ve just finished a two month camp hosted by Sean Fagan, AKA Muay Thai Guy and had shared an incredible journey with twenty Nak Muays.

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The Actual Cost of Going on a Thailand Muay Thai Vacation

February 07, 2017

The Actual Cost of Going on a Thailand Muay Thai Vacation

Sports tourism is a booming trend. Practitioners of Muay Thai find that a Thailand Muay Thai vacation is relatively inexpensive when compared to other tourist hotspots. The ability to study the sport in its native country is the chance of a lifetime to any serious student of Muay Thai. Here are some of the ways to make the cost to travel to Thailand affordable.

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Whether You’re Training to Fight or Not, Muay Thai is Valuable Knowledge

January 30, 2017

Whether You’re Training to Fight or Not, Muay Thai is Valuable Knowledge

When most people think of martial arts they think of performers like Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Wesley Snipes, and others up on the big screen kicking serious ass, defeating the bad guys and saving the day. For those who follow martial arts as a competitive sport, the 2016 Rio Olympics featured both Judo and Tae Kwon Do, while champions for a variety of martial arts take place annually.

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The State of Muay Thai in Thailand

January 14, 2017

The State of Muay Thai in Thailand

Muay Thai in Thailand is presented as a modern martial art, but has a history that goes back hundreds of years as an actual battlefield combat style. It is referred to as the “Science of Eight Limbs,” since it uses eight points of contact in the fighting style. Combatants use punches, elbow throws knee strikes, and kicks for eight points of contact.

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Experience Thailand With a Muay Thai Vacation

January 12, 2017

Experience Thailand With a Muay Thai Vacation

  One of the worst things about a vacation is you can easily fall into unhealthy habits. Oftentimes, vacations consist of little more than consuming too much food and drink and inactive relaxing. You not only run the risk of feeling sluggish and slipping out of shape while on your trip, but if you don’t plan a way to get out there and get active, your vacation is over before you know it.

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The Tradition of Wai Khru in Muay Thai

November 18, 2016

The Tradition of Wai Khru in Muay Thai

In our previous article, we discussed the mystical benefits and history of Sak Yant tattoos. While not every Muay Thai fighter has them, the roots of many martial arts contain traces of body art that would protect them. One other crucial part of Muay Thai, and much more common to see is the “Wai Khru Ram Muay."

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Sak Yant Traditional Thai Tattoos

November 09, 2016

Sak Yant Traditional Thai Tattoos

Tattoos have always been a part of various cultures to record memorable moments, pains, successes, and loved ones. There is no exception in Thailand, and many Buddhist monks have employed the “Sak Yant” tattoo method for religious purposes. Masters and apprentices have been passing on the traditional method of thai tattoos for years, and it remains a huge part of Muay Thai, Thailand’s national sport.

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The Benefits of Training Muay Thai for Fitness

October 19, 2016

The Benefits of Training Muay Thai for Fitness

One of the great aspects of training Muay Thai is the level of fitness that can be achieved if training on a regular basis. Most sports done in a routine fashion will make you stronger, faster, and generally healthier. However, Muay Thai has consistently been proven to be a top martial art for those looking to lose weight fast, and to build a physique that is wanted by many: lean, muscular yet not large, and..

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Common Muay Thai Routines When Training in Thailand: Part I

September 23, 2016

Common Muay Thai Routines When Training in Thailand: Part I

A good Muay Thai Workout routine needs to follow a certain procedure and it’s important to have a systematic routine. Exercises from camp to camp vary, but we have compiled a general list of exercises and training that is considered standard in Thailand. This refers to standard training for an athlete or a fighter who is preparing for a fight. The training plan is based on Khongsittha’s routine for gym members that participate in the..

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How to Find the Right Bangkok Muay Thai Gym for You

September 14, 2016

How to Find the Right Bangkok Muay Thai Gym for You

If you’re ready to take your Muay Thai to the next level, there is no better place to begin your Muay Thai experience than Bangkok. The beautiful “City of Angels” is home to some of the best and most prestigious Muay Thai gyms in Thailand. Whether you’ve been to a dozen camps in your lifetime or just starting out, Bangkok remains as a premiere destination for Muay Thai enthusiasts. Before choosing your Bangkok Muay Thai..

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How to Save Money for Your Muay Thai Vacation to Thailand

September 07, 2016

How to Save Money for Your Muay Thai Vacation to Thailand

Training in Thailand is the dream of every Nak Muay aspiring to learn more about Muay Thai and to improve their technique, endurance, and overall skill level. Sometimes, it’s actually more difficult to save money for a trip to the ‘Land of Smiles’ than it is to train Muay Thai. There are a variety of great references online regarding how to save enough cash to afford the trip out to Thailand, and we’ve compiled some..

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