How To Warmup For Muay Thai

By Sean Fagan

It takes a lot of practice, patience, and dedication to become a good Muay Thai fighter. To perform at your best, you need to prepare your body and mind. Warming up is an essential part of any workout routine, whether you're training for Muay Thai or any other sport.

Warming up helps prepare your body for the intense workout ahead. It increases blood flow to your muscles, increases your heart rate, and raises your body temperature. This helps to loosen the muscles and joints, making them more flexible and less prone to injury. It also helps to improve your performance by enhancing your range of motion, coordination, and agility. In essence, warming up prepares your body for the rigors of training or competition.

Not warming up before a workout can have serious consequences, like muscle strains, joint pains, or even more severe injuries, like ligament tears or dislocations. When you workout, your muscles undergo stress and tension, which can cause them to...

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Muay Thai: Standing Bag Or Heavy Bag?

By Sean Fagan

One of the most popular exercises for Muay Thai is to practice on punching bags. But, one debate has been a constant mainstay in the Muay Thai community - what type of bag is better for Muay Thai, standing or heavy?

Both standing and heavy bags come with their own set of pros and cons that need to be weighed against each other. Let’s take a closer look at the differences.

Standing Bags

Standing bags are freestanding bags that do not require any support or installation. They are often used by beginners or those who enjoy cardio-based workouts. They can be adjusted for height by telescoping the pole. They offer a stationary target that can be hit and kicked from any angle.


  • Standing bags are adjustable and can be used by people of any height.
  • They offer a stable and predictable target for those practicing on them.
  • They have a broad surface area, allowing people to practice various techniques.
  • They can be moved easily and can be stored away when not...
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9 Instructions For Muay Thai Shadowboxing

By Sean Fagan

Shadowboxing is a crucial element in the training of any Muay Thai fighters. It allows you to perfect your techniques, improve your footwork, and increase your speed, power, and endurance.

However, shadowboxing can be challenging for beginners who are just starting to learn Muay Thai. In this blog post, I'll share nine tips that will help you to get the most out of your Muay Thai shadowboxing.

  1. Warm-up

Before you start shadowboxing, make sure you perform a proper warm-up. You can do some jumping jacks, squats, lunges, or even a short run to get your muscles warmed up and ready for the session.

  1. Start Slowly

When you first start shadowboxing, take your time and start slowly. Focus on your form, technique, and movements. Make sure you are punching, kicking, and kneeing correctly. Once you have mastered the basics, you can gradually increase the speed and intensity of your movements.

  1. Use Your Imagination

Shadowboxing is an excellent opportunity to...

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Why Muay Thai Is For Girls, Too

By Sean Fagan

Imagine this - you walk into a Muay Thai gym for the first time, and every pair of eyes in the room is on you. You feel nervous, intimidated, and slightly out of place. You start wondering if training Muay Thai as a girl is even worth it. Does it provide the same benefits as it does for men? Are there any drawbacks you should be aware of? You're not alone in these thoughts, and that's why we've put together this blog post to help you better understand the benefits and drawbacks of training Muay Thai as a female.


  1. Improved self-esteem: Training in Muay Thai can boost your self-esteem and self-confidence. As a female, it's natural to feel vulnerable in certain situations. Training Muay Thai teaches you to be more assertive and confident in yourself, both inside and outside of the gym.

  2. Self-defense skills: Muay Thai is a martial art that focuses on using punches, kicks, elbows, and knees as self-defense techniques. As a female, having these skills can...

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Shadow Boxing: 5 Unexpected Benefits You Never Knew About

By Sean Fagan

Do you find yourself getting bored with your standard Muay Thai workout routine? Are you looking for new ways to challenge yourself and improve your skills? If so, you may want to try incorporating shadow boxing into your routine.

Shadow boxing is a technique that involves practicing your moves in front of a mirror or imaginary opponent. Although it may seem like just another drill, shadow boxing actually has many amazing benefits that you may not have even known about. Here are just a few:

  1. Improved Technique

One of the most significant benefits of Muay Thai shadow boxing is that it helps you to improve your technique. When you’re practicing your moves in front of a mirror, you’re able to see every detail of your technique and adjust accordingly. This allows you to correct any mistakes you may be making and fine-tune your technique to perfection.

  1. Increased Speed and Stamina

Shadow boxing is great for building speed and stamina. When...

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Your Workouts vs. Muay Thai Workouts

By Sean Fagan

Are you tired of the same old boring workout routines that leave you feeling uninspired and unmotivated? Look no further than a Muay Thai workout.

Not only is Muay Thai an intense and exciting form of martial arts, but it also provides countless physical and mental benefits. Here’s why a Muay Thai workout is superior to a regular workout:

  1. Full-Body Workout

While conventional workouts may only focus on certain muscle groups, Muay Thai engages your entire body. From kicks and punches to knee strikes and elbow strikes, every move you make in Muay Thai requires the use of multiple muscle groups. This means you’ll burn more calories and tone your entire body in one workout.

  1. Cardiovascular Endurance

Muay Thai is a great way to boost your cardiovascular endurance. The intense and fast-paced movements will get your heart pumping and your lungs working overtime. This means you’ll be able to increase your endurance levels, which will benefit you...

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The Legendary Warrior Known As "Buakaw"

By Sean Fagan

When it comes to Muay Thai, few names stand out like Buakaw. The Thai fighter has made a name for himself by displaying incredible power, precision, and agility, captivating audiences with his electrifying fights. In this blog post, we will explore the fighting style of Buakaw, his most exciting fights, and why he is one of the best Muay Thai fighters of all time.

Buakaw's Fighting Style

Buakaw's style is a combination of power and agility, utilizing fast and precise movements to outmaneuver his opponents. He is known for his strong punches, kicks, and knees, but what sets him apart is his ability to switch stances seamlessly, throwing his opponents off balance.

Buakaw also has excellent footwork, allowing him to move quickly around the ring and dodge his opponents' strikes effectively. He has a keen understanding of distance, always positioning himself at the perfect spot to launch his attacks.

One of the things that make Buakaw's style so exciting to watch is...

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Here's How To Learn The Muay Thai Basics

By Sean Fagan

Are you looking to get fit and learn a new skill at the same time? Look no further than Muay Thai, the ancient martial art of Thailand. Known for its powerful strikes, grappling techniques, and intense conditioning, Muay Thai is a great way to get your heart pumping and your muscles working. And the best part? Anyone can learn the basics with a little bit of practice and dedication.

Here are some of the basic techniques you can expect to learn in a typical Muay Thai class:

  1. Jabs and crosses

The most basic strikes in Muay Thai are jabs and crosses. These punches are thrown with the lead hand (the hand closest to your opponent) and the rear hand (the hand farthest from your opponent), respectively. To throw a jab, extend your lead hand straight out in front of you, keeping your elbow tucked in and your other hand guarding your chin. To throw a cross, pivot your rear foot, shift your weight onto your lead foot, and throw your rear hand in a straight line towards...

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Top 3 Muay Thai Fighters of All Time

By Sean Fagan

Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand and is beloved by fans around the world. This striking art form involves eight points of contact – two fists, two elbows, two knees, and two shins – making it one of the most dynamic and exciting martial arts disciplines to watch.

The sport of Muay Thai has produced some of the most incredible fighters of all time. Here, we rank the top 3 best Muay Thai fighters of all time.

  1. Samart Payakaroon

Samart Payakaroon is widely regarded as the best Muay Thai fighter of all time. Born in 1962 in Bangkok, Thailand, Samart began training in Muay Thai at a young age and made his professional debut at just 14 years old. Over the course of his storied career, Samart won an incredible four Lumpinee Stadium championships across four different weight classes. He was known for his incredible speed, agility, and devastating kicks. In addition to his success in the ring, Samart also had a successful career in boxing,...

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5 Muay Thai Pad Work Combinations

By Sean Fagan

Muay Thai pad work: the essential conditioning tool for fighters and enthusiasts alike. Not only does it hone your technique and improve your striking power, but it also helps you work on your timing and agility. To capitalize on all these benefits, it's vital to include a range of different combinations throughout your pad work sessions. Here are some of the best Muay Thai combinations to use during your pad work.

  1. Jab, cross, hook, low kick

The jab, cross, hook, low kick (as well as its reverse counterpart: jab, cross, hook, body kick) is the quintessential go-to combination for any Muay Thai fighter worth their salt. It's a simple yet effective one that can be easily tweaked according to your opponent's movements. It's also great for honing your technique, particularly your footwork, weight shifting, and timing.

  1. Jab, cross, lead elbow, low kick

Elbow strikes are one of the most feared and effective weapons in Muay Thai. Combining the lead elbow with a jab,...

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