Tag Archives: Thailand

  1. A Night at Jitmuangnon Stadium


    November 6, 2013 by Melissa Ray

    For a Muay Thai devotee, one of the main benefits of living in Thailand is the seemingly endless variety of …
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  2. Satanfaa’s Defence


    July 27, 2013 by Melissa Ray

    Tomorrow (Sunday 28th July), Satanfaa Sagami (Eminent Air) will defend his 118lb Channel 7 title against Design Rachanon at Channel 7 …
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  3. Interview by Kevin S. Cummings for Thailand Footprint


    June 20, 2013 by Melissa Ray

    Last week I had the pleasure of meeting and being interviewed by Kevin S. Cummings (creator of Thailand Footprint) at …
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  4. Social Mobility and The One-Handed Fighter


    March 18, 2013 by Melissa Ray

    In Thailand, Muay Thai has traditionally been considered a sport of the lower classes. Its boxers tend to come from …
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  5. Por Promin Muay Thai, Hua Hin


    January 6, 2013 by Melissa Ray

    Muay Thai training is repetitive by nature. Routine, practice, and drills are all important for good habits to be established, …
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  6. World Champion at Three Weights: Australian Fighter Theresa Carter


    December 29, 2012 by Melissa Ray

    My last face-to-face meeting with Theresa Carter was in the ring. It was the WMPF King’s Birthday promotion at Sanam …
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  7. Back to Bangkok


    December 6, 2012 by Melissa Ray

    Jet lag—or desynchronosis—is a physiological condition resulting from alterations to the body’s circadian rhythms caused by rapid long-distance transmeridian travel. …
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  8. Interview with Amanda Kelly


    November 23, 2012 by Melissa Ray

    Amanda Kelly talks training, fights, and preparation for her upcoming bout with Julie Kitchen. I was told that Amanda Kelly …
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  9. Krabi Rape Scandal and the Meaning of Dinner in Thailand


    November 22, 2012 by Melissa Ray

    Is taking a Thai woman out to dinner essentially a request for sex and is that the expected conclusion? Was …
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  10. Big Gambling


    October 16, 2012 by Melissa Ray

    October 4th saw a huge card at Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium and a huge crowd—with a reported 8,000 spectators crammed into …
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