Under The Ropes

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Under The Ropes
Emma Thomas is a Muay Thai fighter living in Thailand. Under the Ropes follows her story and highlights the issues she comes across as a foreign female fighter finding her way through a male-dominated sport in its original birthplace
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  • How I Got Invisalign in Bangkok 6 days ago I recently finished straightening my teeth with Invisalign. I absolutely love the results and during the treatment, I was raving about it to all my friends. Before I started, it took me a long time to take the plunge. I spent months going back and forth and doing endless online research, so I...
  • Where to Stay When You Train at Attachai Muay Thai Gym 2 months ago A few people have been asking me what the accommodation is like at Attachai Muay Thai. There are a few options, including a dorm for those who live cheaply and stay right at the gym; apartments down the street for those who want a little more comfort; and condos for long-term residents. In this...
  • Progress: Thailand's Transgender Muay Thai Fighters 3 months ago Transgender Muay Thai fighters are more visible now than ever before. They’re fighting in rings that were previously strictly male-only spaces, and having their stories told and celebrated by the media. Boundaries have been broken, and things are changing. This post is a roundup of the...
  • Axe Throwing in Bangkok 3 months ago I can’t say that axe throwing is something I’d ever considered until recently. When Ryan Nelson, owner of the newly-opened Golden Axe Throw Club in Bangkok, invited me to give it a try, I jumped at the chance. “I think you’d really dig the sport, being an athlete in Thailand”, he said....
  • UK Muay Thai Instructors Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse 4 months ago Three different Muay Thai gym owners and instructors in the UK have been arrested for child sex abuse offences recently. This posts lists details of each of those arrests and the convictions made, as well as similar arrests of other martial arts instructors in England. I’ll save commentary for a...

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Website Reviews » There are 3 reviews on Under The Ropes

15:50 PM March 20, 2014

I check up on this blog regularly. A lot of the topics translate to issues of Muay Thai fighters around the world, but it's especially interesting to hear it from someone embedded in the Thai culture.

Kenneth Haley
16:20 PM March 20, 2014

Great blog on Muay Thai. Explaining lot of Thai culture and history.

20:18 PM December 10, 2017

Well crafted and interesting stories, which inspire and educate.

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