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
In our interview of legends one name kept getting picked as Top 5 GOAT, and often as #1, The Immortal Yodmuay Wichannoi Pontawee. He beat Dieselnoi twice, and is one of the very best Thailand ever produced. this Ryan Wagner article is a great breakdown of his style and tactics from existing footage.
For those that love the history of Muay Thai this is a please don't miss! A patron got us the FULL card from the December 24th, 1982 legendary card, full of great fighters and matchups. Some of these fights are the ONLY existing footage of top fighters from the early Golden Age. This is a fight card that is so rare, and footage so thought lost, its amazing to have it for history.
Cannabis is legal now in Thailand in cooking and for medicinal purposes. Kru Thailand bought some for his wife to cook with and had a sever allergic reaction which put a scare into him. He's home now and recovered. Several of his past students helped him with medical costs, the community coming together. When you come to Thailand you can train with him at his gym Sit Thailand.
Due to COVID lockdowns GoSport which is ushering in new style promotions at Lumpinee, built a green screen studio in the parking structure next door to allow "Lumpinee" broadcast fights in correspondence with the prohibition of in-door events. Fights starting Sept 15th.
Two all time legends in a show fight. It's a rare treat to watch these legends in this show fight in their later years. Both are in the Top 5 GOAT list. Check out Wichannoi's intensity. This footage is part of the newly remastered Old School stuff MuayOG is putting up.
Kongsamut lost his belt to a young Samart, but was a regular early Golden Age stadium fighter. Learn from him his unique, twisting punching and lowkick attack. For those who want to incorporate more hands in their Muay, and are a shorter fighter, this is the session for you.
Throwback Photo: Dieselnoi at 16 Years Old in 1978
At the age of 16 Dieselnoi would be a Muay Thai phenom, here fighting Narongnoi Kiatyanthit "The Stern Tiger of Ayutthaya". Just look at this incredible knee, OVER the kick. He would be retired by 24 for lack of opponents. It's hard to fully comprehend just how imposing he was as a fighter. Intelligent, tactical and conditioned beyond everyone. Watch him teach "How to Fight Tall" (69 min) in the Library here.