Som nam na


Som nam nah is a Thai idiom that loosely translates to “serves you right” This clip comes via MTAA’s David Huerta… I’m not really that shocked.  I don’t recognise  the venue but I’m assuming it’s in a bar.  From the description in the video this is supposed to be a friendly “hop in a go a round with the boxers”  It’s supposed to be a fun, post pics on facebook kind of moment.

This isn’t the typical hero fighting fat cab drivers… you can clearly see that from the size difference.  It looks like he’s trained… I’ve got to imagine he’s fairly drunk…  I’m also astonished that if he was that faded the “promoters” would even let him in the ring.

Stuff like this always blows me away…  it is because he’s on holiday that he thinks it’s ok?  Is it because he’s infront of a boxer and assumes he should be able to take it?  or is it that he’s an asshole who’s piss drunk?  I suspect all of the above…  My fear is that I’m going to end up with one of these tools on my  tour.

The ensuing beat down is quite typical of the silent rage that some thai’s feel toward the farang kii nok.  ( The worst kind of foreigner)  I love how it prompts a standing ovation from the audience! Welcome to Amazing Thailand.


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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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