September BBQ Beatdown

The last Saturday of every month, Tiger Muay Thai hosts a BBQ Beatdown. 500 THB in advance, or 700 THB on the door, it’s a pretty cool party with free BBQ, beers and fights! Due to the preparations the only class is Muay Thai on the beach, at 8am. This felt like more fun than […]

Completed A Muay Thai Class

Ok it doesn’t sound that impressive, but yesterday I completed the entire 2 1/2 hour Muay Thai class for the first time after a week of training. I’m really pleased as it was a hot day and by the first hour mark I was still feeling fresh. Now I know what to expect in order […]

First Thai Massage

I had my first private, 1-2-1 Muay Thai lesson today which was really awesome. Tiger Muay Thai charge 5500 THB for a bundle of 10 private lessons, which works out to 550 THB a lesson, or roughly £10.50, which is great value as it costs that much to join a class back in the UK! […]

How To Prevent Ringworm

All over the Internet there are dozens of posts on Muay Thai and MMA forums of fighters going down with Ringworm and other fungal infections. Most people who have trained long enough will have come in to contact with someone else that has Ringworm and possibly had it themselves. The first time I caught it […]

Stupid Fungal Infections

Yesterday was Muay Thai lesson number 2, I managed to get through 90 minutes of it and it was totally awesome. We started off with running then drills again. I’ve found hanging at the back of the class is the best place as whilst doing the drills you have more access to the trainers so […]

The Smell Of A Figher

Is Dettol. You can smell it everywhere like cheap perfume or aftershave and it’s an instant giveaway that someone is training in one of the many fight camps along the road. It’s a necessary evil though as it’s recommended to wash all clothes and training equipment in Dettol or another anti-bacterial solution in order to […]

Cross Training

After taking Thursday off because of DOMS and still being jet lagged I decided to do yoga then the cross training today. I went to bed at 10pm and then fell asleep at 6am just before the yoga started, which was useful. So today was just cross training. And it sucked. The format of the […]

Tiger Muay Thai Fitness Test

As part of Tiger Muay Thai’s weightloss package, every Wednesday they run a fitness test to see how you are getting along. This consists of the usual measurements being taken by tape measure and scales (no body fat callipers) and then a series of timed exercises including: 3 laps around the training site situps pressups […]

First 24 hours in Thailand

Thailand is hot, like really really hot and after an 11 hour flight on British Airways where they ran out of both the beef and Heineken, followed by a much shorter 1 hour flight and then a 1 hour tax drive, I made it to Tiger Muay Thai and Signature Phuket at about 15:00. After […]