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I started My Muay Thai back in 2006... I was tired of reading about MMA, and wanted somewhere I could watch real muay thai fights, be inspired and connect with others who love muay thai as much as I do... I currently live in London... when I'm not geeking out over muay thai you can find me bombing around London on my scrambler, ferreting out the latest street food gems.

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  1. I definitely feel that there is a development going on with the sport of Muay Thai. I was really surprised by the earlier article about RSM Acadamy. If Muay Thai becomes more mainstream I’m confident that young people will want to learn more about it. And when that happens they might get much more respect and appreciation for the “lower-class”-fighters and people, which should be, since Muay Thai has been embedded in Thai culture for centuries, even among the royals.

    I think this is coherent with the westernization of Thailand. Allthough China is becoming the main ecnonomic viewpoint of the Thai people, there is still a huge influx of western culture. One of those is the particular interest in Muay Thai. I think more and more (young) Thai people are embracing “their” art and fighters. This is really visible since I see the increase of comments on youtube pages by young Thais.

    What now needs to be done is seting up vast (international) Muay Thai events that catches the attention by martial arts fans. But this is ofcourse impossible at this point, since there is no centralization. Thai fight seemed promising, but turned out to be national superiority propaganda. .

  2. Wow! I only asked because he looks flawless on the pads. Could’nt even tell he’s missing a hand. Even more impressed. Another great post john, you’re a true asset to the site and MT in general.

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