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post Feb 7 2008, 02:33 AM
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Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) is what the Thai people call their own martial art.
The art of Muay Thai has been the country's most popular spectator sport for hundreds of years..
It is unique among other kinds of fighting disciplines in its approach to close quarters fighting.
Fighters are able to more effectively use their elbows, knees, feet and fists than in other martial arts.
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post Feb 7 2008, 10:17 AM
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Do you have a question? Or are you just trying to inform us about Thai boxing?


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post Feb 7 2008, 08:19 PM
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Ha ha - I think it was just a statement.

But interesting point that maybe hasn't been discussed here much. Muay Thai is very popular and many people travel to Thailand specifically to learn it or they spend part of their holiday learning it.

Any experiences, comments, suggestions, thoughts regarding this?


One thought from me - it is great to learn for fitness, for discipline, to make you better able to protect yourself and your family. But if you are just learning to be a more aggressive wanker - then the world and Thailand probably doesn't need you. He he - that is a bit harsh and opinionated isn't it? Oh well. blow.gif
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post Feb 7 2008, 08:30 PM
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I've always had an interest in Muay Thai, from an early age, but it's one I never studied much. Some beautiful traditions! Agree with the harsh comment, as I've certaimly met my fair share of those kind..


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post Feb 7 2008, 11:51 PM
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Are you fit? Do you want to start learning / training when you get here - or do you need some preparation time?
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post Feb 8 2008, 01:18 AM
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i went to an evening competition on koh phangan - we were taken by some locals we'd befriended... it was really interesting. i'm anti boxing totally, but this had so much ritual, tradition and history to it, that it was more than just a 'poser fest' or 'beat the S*$# out of each other' bollocks...

i would go back to see another one happily, but seeing some of the punishment these guys went through, i don't think i'd step into the ring.

btw, there were 7 fights on the card, and the final one of the evening (the heaviest weight which looked to be about 16st or so) was one by an englishman. he holds many titles and belts apparently.
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post Feb 8 2008, 01:50 AM
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That's a good point. Something I have liked about it, both training and watching fights - is there is often a lack of aggression in it. The do belt the crap out of each other - but then help each other up. Nice.

How did the English guy go?

One of the most entertaining fights I saw - similar, last on the card. A very fit young American guy came up onto the stage and strutted around a bit. The Thai fighter was an old guy, a bit over weight. Perhaps retired but needing some extra cash. He did the Wai Khru dance before the fight. The fight started. A few feeling punches and kicks were put out to check distance and reaction. And not much after that the American had a pounding and was carried off on a stretcher before the end of the first round. Game over.
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post Feb 8 2008, 02:00 AM
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oh yeah, forgot to say... he was good actually and won on points...
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post Feb 8 2008, 07:33 AM
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Muay Thai is not something I would do without a spare set of kidneys handy.


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post Feb 8 2008, 07:49 AM
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Steve - no problems - you normally find street vendors outside Muay Thai places selling spare kidneys.



hyper.gif OK - that's not true. I made it up.
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post Feb 8 2008, 08:08 AM
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who is the best fighter?


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post Feb 8 2008, 08:11 AM
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QUOTE(branefatboy @ Feb 8 2008, 08:08 AM) *

who is the best fighter?


You are. Come over here and take them on. I bet you'll kick their arse.



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post Feb 8 2008, 08:26 AM
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QUOTE(branefatboy @ Feb 8 2008, 08:08 AM) *

who is the best fighter?

I can't remember his name, but he has three kidneys


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post Feb 8 2008, 08:28 AM
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no...i'm boxing botw Klitcko brothers this summer
it's too easy for me Mhau Tai thing...hehehe
i'm very dangerous


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post Feb 8 2008, 08:53 AM
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Ha ha dance.gif
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post Feb 8 2008, 09:36 AM
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QUOTE(stevejames @ Feb 8 2008, 07:33 AM) *

Muay Thai is not something I would do without a spare set of kidneys handy.


No kidding. I've seen a few matches, mostly smaller ones. These dudes really kick the crap out of each other but I was still pretty glued to the action. Normally I don't really like 'violent' sports where an ass-kicking happens but my first few visits over we tagged along with Thai friends who insisted we needed to check it out.

I'd say you need an extra few spare organs if you're the loser!

Anyone ever hear about the Thai sisters who are kicking ass all over? They use their winnings to pay for school and help support their family. Apparently lots of kids do..... I saw it on the news. Some people were comparing it to child prostitution which I think is pretty ridiculous. When you're poor, sometimes you do what you gotta do. Maybe it's the lesser of two evils....? Opinions?


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post Feb 8 2008, 09:44 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yPfukurJdw

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what a punches


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post Feb 8 2008, 10:22 AM
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Holy crap that video is cray-zay!


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just type on youtube.com k1 fights and you'll see a lot of that crap


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