Dive into our love of Muay Thai as we share the latest of what we believe is interesting or impactful to the Muay Thai Life. Stay up to date on the Library, compelling events, and the lives of the legends. Listen to our Muay Thai Bones podcast for other thoughtful discussion. Items co-authored and selected by both of us
I take a step back and think about all the times I was given lessons but was not ready for them, especially in lessons of controlling my emotions and frustrations. Thailand teaches in a slow cook, non-verbal way. watch it here
My article that takes up a 230 year old account of the very first recorded fight vs a Westerner and a Thai (Siamese), and the frustration of the Westerner at the retreating fighting style of the Thai fighter. I draw out this lasting confusion between cultures.
Kevin's 30 minute study of Samart's knee shielding counter strategy vs Namphon one of the best Muay Khao fighters of the Golden Age has been made public to everyone. If you haven't read and watched it, do
This article has been a long time coming. It takes Spinoza's argument against Free Will as an entry point into understanding Thailand's traditional Muay Thai, and it uses the experiences of learning to fight in a combat art as illuminations of what Spinoza meant and its importance for our daily lives.
In Danish, this awesome lecture (with English subs) takes on a Philosophy of Art in Thailand's Muay Thai, discussing gender with references to Nietzsche, Heidegger & Butler, exploring the inherent dichotomies within its performance and value. You can read my discussion of it here.
You can watch the newest Library session even as a $1 patron here, $10 gets you access to the entire Library. I work with Kru Den a former WBC boxing champion and learn all about boxing and footwork in close proximity, something I believe can improve my clinch game. Learn with me as I learn from him.
I've been voicing a string of my fights from 2017 which never got commentary because we were just so busy. You can find them all on my YouTube. This is my latest. It's my first Kard Chuek fight, a ruleset I really love and feel free in. It's also the fight my "Sylvie Legend" shirt photo came from, if anyone has that shirt. Watch the fight here.
In an amazing coincidence I met my opponent for Fight 269 when I fought my first Kard Chuek fight Fight 187 (just above this). She came and took a photo with me. This week I fought my 14th Kard Chuek fight. This is my commentary.
Above is a stunning digital painting by the artist Downward Elbow, who collaborated with us to produce two shirts celebrating Wangchannoi, one of the most feared fighters of the Golden Age. 100% of the earned profits go to support him! shop the shirts and a poster of the art here.
In a sign of how inclusive the new Lumpinee image is GoSport held a trans beauty pageant themed in Muay Thai, staged in the Lumpinee Studio ring. Read Emma's report on it. You can see video of the pageant here.
I was really struck by several things in this vlog from 11 years ago, stumbling upon it the other day. I write about how much of Sylvie hasn't really changed, and also about what has grown. read and watch here
Yodwicha VS Omar Samb in France 5/12/2021 - Yodwicha felt he got a bad decision when a draw was called last month when he fought for a WMC World Title, so he was sure to be fired up in this fight. And he was.
Rambaa's fighter was a big underdog going into this fight vs Jojo, one of the very best young fighters in Thailand. Yodkhunpon even helped prep Naksu for this showdown. Jojo was trained by Arjan Surat who I'm a huge fan of. Fighters of two of my favorite krus facing off.
We found this documentary not only super interesting from a story stand point, but also inspirational, showing how taking on impossible tasks can be done. Also Thai culture is shown in a powerful story, along with international efforts to work together.
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