Tag Archives: Thai Boxing

Stressed? Try hitting something

  “You! Today you die,” my trainer barks as I pull on my gloves and climb into the ring, giving him a glare which I hope matches his bite. I dodge a high kick and block one to my shins,…

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November 30, 2014

Reflections on winning and losing

Winning and losing is a big part of the fight game.  In most cases, (except for the occasional draw) there can only be one winner.  And sometimes, for the loser, there’s tears, hurt pride, loss of confidence… In short, losing…

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November 4, 2014

Buakaw – hero of the common people

Thai hero and K-1 Champion Buakaw does a stint as a taxi driver. Before you have a panic attack… Buakaw is NOT giving up his day job!  It’s actually a clever promotion with a Thai bank promoting their loans, which…

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July 25, 2014

Some guy wanted to beat up our trainer

Originally posted November 12, 2012 After our recent party ended, our trainer Wimbledon was approached by a stranger – a large muscular man who demanded he handed over his glasses. When Wimbledon replied that he couldn’t, as they didn’t belong…

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May 7, 2014

Teep – The Muay Thai push kick, foot-jab or front kick

The push-kick, foot-jab, front kick or “teep” in Thai language is an effective defensive move which can not only stop an aggressive opponent but also humiliate and zap them of confidence. When used effectively, you can use it to effectively…

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February 18, 2014

From 87kg GAMER to 60kg FIGHTER in one year

From gamer to fighter. Nicky shed the kilos and gained the fitness and confidence to step into the ring.   Name: Nicky van Hulst Age: 19 (his birthday was last weekend!) Joined JAI : March 2013 Current fight weight: 60kg…

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February 2, 2014