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Story

Muay Thai Words & Phrases Decoded (Thai to English)

Muay Thai Words Translated from Thai to English

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March 15, 2018

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Training

How-To Prepare for Your First Muay Thai Class

YOUR FIRST MUAY THAI CLASS – THE GUIDE

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March 15, 2018

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Training

How Old is Too Old?

When should I train in Muay Thai?

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March 15, 2018

MMA
Training

Muay Thai The Right Way

Just like in any sport of martial arts discipline, it is so important to develop good habits early on in training. Good habits can prevent injury, illness, shorten your learning curve, and help you to see results faster. Below we’ve outlined some basic good habits to maintain throughout Muay Thai training. [Related: 12 Unspoken Guidelines for Muay Thai Newbies]

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March 15, 2018

News
News & Updates

Mayweather v. McGregor: The Quick Scoop

The boxing match that everyone has been talking about will soon be on television sets and big screens across every bar in America! If you still don’t know how to tune in, Fox Sports 2 will be showing the Mayweather v. McGregor fight for free. Not a Fox Sports 2 subscriber? Get updates every few seconds by following on Twitter or order Showtime pay-per-view services for $99.95. By the way, check out the fight card below:

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March 15, 2018

Training
Training

What Heavy Bags Are (And Are Not) Useful For

A Necessary Tool for Muay Thai

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March 15, 2018

Training
Training

Benefits of Training with Diverse Partners

The Good. The Bad. And the Ugly.

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March 15, 2018

Training
Training

Muay Thai for Sport versus Muay Thai for Self-Defense

Combat sports and self defense are two totally different things. One is about strategy, endurance, and technicality.

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March 15, 2018

Training
Training

5 Things To Take Into Consideration When Picking A Martial Arts Gym

Subscribe to for YouTube channel for Muay Thai and self defense tips from Kru Chris.

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March 15, 2018

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Training

Learning Martial Arts (transitioning from one discipline to another)

At T.A.G. Muay Thai, we often see new members who have practiced another martial arts discipline prior to training Muay Thai. After being in the martial arts community for some time, here’s what we’ve heard from folks switching from Taekwondo and BJJ to Muay Thai as well as those switching from Muay Thai to Mixed Martial Arts. [Related: The 411 On Martial Art Forms Sweeping the Nation]

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March 15, 2018

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Training

Quality Check on Kru Chris by Reddit

When signing up for a martial arts training program or more specifically a Muay Thai training program, your instructor and his/her gym should go through the ringer (according to Reddit.com).

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March 15, 2018

Training
Training

How-to Fight Someone Stronger Than You

Before we even kick this blog post off, fights are scary and unpredictable.

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March 15, 2018

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Story

Martial Arts Motivation: 25 Quotes for Fighters

Every single person on the planet can sometimes use encouragement from someone else, whether that form of encouragement comes from competition, a smile, or a motivational quote. Martial artist are no different, our team has scoured the internet for quotes to inspire and keep martial arts student pushing no matter what.

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March 15, 2018

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Dutch Muay Thai v. Thai Muay Thai

Muay Thai originated thousands of years ago in what is now known as Thailand. The art form was developed by warriors in need of a fighting style to combat opponents at any range and brutalize the enemy quickly. Like most martial art forms, Muay Thai has a few off-shoots in the kickboxing world – Dutch Muay Thai a.k.a Dutch Kickboxing is what we will cover today.

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March 15, 2018

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The 411 On Top Martial Art Forms Sweeping the Nation

At T.A.G. Muay Thai, we really love Muay Thai, but our instructor as well as students often choose to learn from other martial arts disciplines which is a beautiful thing. We’ve highlighted 4 different martial art forms below that have been trending upwards in the USA for the past couple of years. Find out what makes each discipline so unique. Knowing the pros and cons may even help you decide which martial art form(s) is/are best for you.

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March 15, 2018

Fighting
Training

6 Re-Play Worthy Muay Thai Moments In The UFC

Fighters in the UFC combine a variety of martial arts forms in order to be more competitive. However, there is no doubting the effectiveness of Muay Thai in the ring or cage! From brutal close-range strikes to control-gaining moves like the clinch, Muay Thai has proved to be an essential martial art practiced by UFC fighters. [Related: Did you know that Kru Chris has trained with UFC fighters?]

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March 15, 2018

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Training

5 South Paws Every Fighter Should Know Of

A South Paw is someone who fights with their right hand and foot forward. These fighters are often difficult to counter by those not used to facing them. Some South Paws fight this way because they are naturally left handed while others adopt this stance in order to gain a competitive advantage.

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March 15, 2018

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How to deal with a fight loss

You trained hard, gave your respective martial art your all – blood, sweat, and maybe a few tears. Everything you’ve done up to the point of your fight was to prepare you for your fight! Though you may have gotten a few good strikes in, the outcome was not what you expected. It is easy to feel down on yourself and never fight again, but we’ve got some tips to keep your spirits and head high.

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March 15, 2018

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Training

12 Unspoken Guidelines For Muay Thai Newbies

ATTN: Muay Thai Newbies – If you are venturing into the Thai martial art of Muay Thai for the first time, read through a few tips to help you navigate through your first few months at a Muay Thai gym. [Related: Your First Muay Thai Class]

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March 15, 2018

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Training

Can I learn Muay Thai on my own?

If you would like to learn Muay Thai but are not sure how to get started, you are likely wondering where you can turn for answers. In their quest to master the art, some people try to learn the moves of Muay Thai by watching videos and practicing at home, but you must remember that Muay Thai mastery requires time, dedication, and training. [Related: Is learning Muay Thai dangerous?]

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March 15, 2018

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Muay Thai’s BEST Female Nak Muays

Violent yet mesmerizing and entertaining at its highest level, Muay Thai has attracted a huge following worldwide and inspired many men and women to take it up either for self-defense or sport. The casual sports observer need not look any further than the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Joanna Jedrzejczyk to see that there are many female Nak Muays who’ve proven to be capable fighters not just in the ring but in the octagon, too.

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March 15, 2018

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Training

6 Impulses Every NEW Muay Thai Fighter Must Overcome

Our bodies are wired to send strong signals when we feel a threat in order to avoid experiencing further pain or danger. Sometimes this exchange between our nerves and the brain can force us to have some unhealthy reactions during a fight. Read on to see if you are guilty of the most common impulses and if you are, find out how to correct those impulses.

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March 15, 2018

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Training

4 Ways To Increase Stamina When Training Muay Thai

Muay Thai can be a demanding, yet rewarding combat sport.

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March 15, 2018

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Story

Is Learning Muay Thai Dangerous?

Authentic Muay Thai fights and even knee or elbow strikes in popularized UFC fights tend to result in brutal and bloody scenes. Thousands of years ago, those movements were designed to cause maximum devastation as quickly as possible. Muay Thai practiced in a “training” setting is a scene that focuses on technique and less on blood and destruction.

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March 15, 2018

Thailand
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Muay Thai Shorts 101

Muay Thai is an ancient martial art dating back to 2nd or 3rd B.C. Thailand; the fighting style did not become an official sport beyond Thai warrior use until the 1400’s. Though Muay Thai has been around for a long time, regulations weren’t introduced to competitive fighting until the 1930’s.

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March 15, 2018

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Story

5 Things You Miss When You Take A Break From Muay Thai

Why would you ever want to take a break from Muay Thai? But I get it, sometimes you have to. Whether it’s taking a few days off after a major tournament, a few weeks off to focus on another area of your life, or a few months off due to medical reasons or change in life situation, getting back into training is tough.

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March 15, 2018

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Why Gym Loyalty Is Important

Because your gym is your home.

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March 15, 2018

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11 Tips To Improve Your Flexibility In Muay Thai

Aside from delivering super high kicks, flexible joints also allow Nak Muays to use less energy for the same movements. With flexibility comes a lowered risk of injury, quick muscle recovery, and better blood flow.

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March 15, 2018

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Could Muay Thai Revive The Olympics?

What do you think? Yay or nay for Muay Thai as Olympic Sport?

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March 15, 2018

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Story

What Muay Thai Taught Me

Muay Thai has been a gift to me. It has affected every aspect of my life in more ways than I ever could have imagined.

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March 15, 2018

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Training

4 Steps to Becoming An Amateur Fighter

So you want to be a Nak Muay (Muay Thai Boxer)?

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March 15, 2018

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Training

The Truth About Kicking Trees In Muay Thai

If you Google or YouTube “Muay Thai” or “Thai Boxing” one of the first things you’ll often see is a Thai Nak Muay with perfected technique kicking down what looks like a stalk or tropical tree.Though this imagery is fascinating much like how Karate Dojos chop through bricks, it is much more likely to cause injury than sharpen your technique (even for skilled fighters). [Related: Reddit’s Top Shin Questions Answered]

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March 15, 2018

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How To Recover From A Tough Sparring Session

As a Nak Muay, sparring is one of the most beneficial training tools in your arsenal. However, it can be tough and it takes real skill to be a good sparring partner.

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March 15, 2018

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Training

5 Challenges of a Beginner Nak Muay

As someone who is just beginning to learn the art of Muay Thai, you will invariably encounter some challenges [Related: Intro Muay Thai at T.A.G. Muay Thai].

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March 15, 2018

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4 Tips For Fighting A Shorter Opponent View Larger Image

Fighting someone shorter than you are can be a blessing- if you know how. I am a 5’10” female and I never fought another woman taller than myself.

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March 15, 2018

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ASK KRU CHRIS: What Can I Do At Home To Improve In Muay Thai Class?

I’ve taught hundreds of students in Law Enforcement Training and at my own gym, T.A.G. Muay Thai and when a prospect turns into a new student, 99% of the time, the same question is ALWAYS asked:

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March 15, 2018

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The Mentality of Muay Thai

Why do you train Muay Thai? Establishing your motives for training is key to establishing your mentality.

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March 15, 2018

Training
Story

Nutrition Is The Key For Muay Thai Success View Larger Image

As the holiday festivities draw to a close and New Year’s resolutions are made, it’s time to start thinking about how to take your Muay Thai game to the next level.

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March 15, 2018

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5 Best Ways To Improve Your Muay Thai Over The Holidays

For many Muay Thai students and fighters, the winter holidays mean that there is no rest for the weary. However, training may become logistically and psychologically difficult. It may be challenging to maintain a consistent training regime and mentality due to holiday travel and festivities, so below are five easy tips to make sure that you enter the new year physically and mentally ready to improve yourself and your craft.

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March 15, 2018

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Story

Best Holiday Gifts For A Nak Muay (Muay Thai Student)

It’s that time of year again, but for anyone who trains Muay Thai, you know that there is no off season! With the holidays approaching, now is the best time to stock up on some great Muay Thai gear to help you reach the next level in the new year. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a teammate, coach, family member or friend this holiday season, here are some of the best and affordable gifts for any Muay Thai fighter:

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March 15, 2018

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SPAR WARS – RETURN OF THE G.O.A.T

SPAR WARS – RETURN OF THE G.O.A.T

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March 15, 2018

Story
Training

The Secret to Muay Thai Rank

Muay Thai Rank, Armbands, & Belts

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March 15, 2018

Training
Training

Loudoun Fighters at Capital MMA Fights

T.A.G. Muay Thai Joins Loudoun Fighters at Capital MMA

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March 15, 2018

Training
Training

Reddit Muay Thai: Shin Questions Answered

Shins: Muay Thai Questions on Reddit Answered by Kru Chris

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March 15, 2018

Fighting
Training

Chokeholds: Street v. Sport (and how to escape a chokehold)

Chokeholds: Street v. Sport (and how to escape a chokehold)

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March 15, 2018

Training
Fights

Muay Thai Pads: Types & Shopping Tips

Muay Thai Pads: What You Need to Know

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March 15, 2018

Training
Training

Ajarn Rant: Muay Thai America v. Thailand

Muay Thai America v. Thailand Rant by Ajarn Bryan Dobler

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March 15, 2018

News
Story

The Facts About Fighting In Schools

School Fights & Statistics

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March 15, 2018

Story
Training

No-Frills Self Defense Life Hacks

For many people, situational awareness and self-protection are not at the top of mind when running errands or enjoying an evening out. Though everyone here at T.A.G. Muay Thai hopes that no one encounters a dangerous scenario, there are things you can do to improve your odds of avoiding and surviving harassment.

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March 15, 2018

Story
Story

Girl In A Muay Thai World View

We are warriors.

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March 15, 2018

Training
Story

11 Ways Muay Thai Traditions Can Make You A Better Person

11 Ways Muay Thai Traditions Can Make Us Better People

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March 15, 2018

Story
Story

Self-Defense for Kids at Cub Scout Workshop

Self-Defense for Kids at Cub Scout Workshop

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March 15, 2018

Story
Training

Is Muay Thai Effective for Self-Defense?

Can Muay Thai Be Useful for Self-Defense in a Street Fight?

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March 15, 2018

Story
Training

MIRIAM NAKAMOTO: Muay Thai’s Queen of Mean

Training and one-on-one with Miriam Nakamoto.

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March 15, 2018

Training
Training

Muay Thai v. Kickboxing

Muay Thai and Kickboxing Differences

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March 15, 2018

Training
Training

Ajarn Bryan Dobler Workshop at T.A.G. Muay Thai

Ajarn Bryan Dobler Workshop: Authentic Muay Thai at its Finest

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March 15, 2018

Training
Story

What is Muay Thai?

Muay Thai: What your friends and family should know.

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March 15, 2018

News
Fights

Ajarn Chai Sirisute Seminar – Muay Thai Legend

Ajarn Chai – A Man Who Got Hells Angels and FBI in One Room (Peacefully)

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March 15, 2018

Training
Training

Muay Thai USA Teen Competes at WKA Worlds

WKA Worlds – Marie Competes on Team USA in Spain

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March 15, 2018

Training
Story

John Wayne Parr Seminar at Double Dose Muay Thai

John Wayne Parr Seminar at Double Dose Muay Thai

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March 15, 2018

Training
Story

T.A.G. Muay Thai’s 2nd Sparring Exhibition

T.A.G. Muay Thai’s 2nd Sparring Exhibition

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March 15, 2018

News
Story

World Thai Boxing Association’s Teachers Day – October 16

World Thai Boxing Association – How to Celebrate Teachers Day

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March 15, 2018

Training
News

Muay Thai Workshop by Kru Chris in NoVA

Muay Thai Workshop in NoVA by Kru Chris

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March 15, 2018

Fighting
Fights

TCB Fight Night – TKO in Northern Virginia

TCB Fight Night – Coach James Lands TKO

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March 15, 2018

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