Occasionally, when I’m not actually doing muay Thai (or writing about muay Thai), I like to read about muay Thai. Not all the time. Just sometimes.
Muay Thai blogs have got a bit out of hand recently. The net is full of bloggers who seem to have an over-inflated sense of self-worth, blogging about fighting tuk tuk drivers in Thailand or trying to sell some naff product to their subscribers just to make a quick buck.
I thought I would share with you some of my favourite bloggers who continually churn out good content for their readers.
By the way, the image above is what I look like when I’m blogging and not training.
Damien Trainor – For anyone who’s new to muay Thai, Damien Trainer is a multiple world champion and one of the best foreign fighters to have laced up gloves. His muay Thai blog is a great educational tool for any level of fighter or practitioner. Whether it be a memoir from his many years of training and fighting in Thailand, a muay Thai training tip or a great fight from the past or present, I always get a little excited when I see a new post. Here’s one of my favourite blog posts from his site – You Don’t Need to Win in Sparring
Milk. Blitz. Street. Bomb. – Laura from MBSB has spent years training martial arts on her travels in SE Asia, and takes a “no holds barred” approach in her posts. These articles fill in a lot of the gaps missing in muay Thai blogs which focus on training in Thailand. Laura does a particularly good job of informing other females what to expect when travelling to Thailand.
Muay Thai Pros – This fairly new site has quickly become one of the most popular muay Thai blogs on the net. Ben and Stephen live in Phuket and write articles on the muay Thai scene in Thailand as well as informative posts on training and fighting. Here’s a great post about the 10 Types of People You Find Sparring in Thailand.
My Muay Thai – Nopadon Wongpakdee has been running My Muay Thai since 2006 and has published close to 2000 blog posts, and that’s not counting all of the guest authors that frequently post on the website too. My Muay Thai is a resource for muay Thai fights, news, events, techniques, training articles and just about everything else. One of the the first muay Thai sites to hit the net and still one of the best.
Heatrick Strength and Conditioning – Perhaps the most important blog out there in terms of muay Thai training. Don Heatrick is doing a great job of bringing muay Thai up to date in an area which muay Thai has fallen behind in, in recent years – strength and conditioning. Don specialises in strength and conditioning for muay Thai, so take a look at his site for the theory and application of sports science for muay Thai.
These aren’t the only muay Thai blogs worth reading, but just some of the sites I enjoy. What are your favourite muay Thai blogs? Add them in the comments section below and I’ll check them out!Follow MuayThaiScholar