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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  • From Muay Thai to Powerlifting - My First Competition 2 weeks ago It’s been a long time since I last fought. I miss the challenge, the adrenaline rush, the fear and the sense of pride that always came with it. A powerlifting competition gave me the chance to feel all of these things again, but this time through a different sport. My coach, Patient Cena, told me...
  • Patty Supapitakpong on Becoming a Muay Thai Fighter at Age 47 1 month ago Most Thai fighters start from a very young age, retiring by the time they reach their 20s or 30s. Nareepas ‘Patty’ Supapitakpong is the complete opposite. A 47-year-old business owner and mother of four, she recently dipped her toe into Muay Thai for the first time in January this year. Just a...
  • Meeting Little Tiger at Her Bangkok Ramen Restaurant 2 months ago I’ve recently acquired a new friend and training partner in Sunny, a Chinese woman living in Singapore. We’d been meaning to hang out outside the gym for a while, but never quite made it happen. That was until she mentioned that she wanted to visit a ramen restaurant in the city, which is run...
  • Learning the Rules of Jackedness: Delving into Powerlifting 3 months ago If you’ve been following my social media, you’ll have noticed that it’s recently started filling up with posts about powerlifting. This became an unlikely addition to my training schedule when I discovered Rhino Fitness, a new strength and conditioning gym near me in Onnut. How I Got Started...
  • #Don'tTellMeHowtoDress: Thailand's #MeToo 3 months ago The #MeToo movement hasn’t quite caught on in Thailand. While there have been a few small ripples, they have mostly passed without sparking a wider conversation. When you delve into the complex issues of victim blaming and rape culture in Thailand, it’s easy to see why. Last year, Supensri...

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Website Reviews » There are 3 reviews on Under The Ropes

Justin
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.

Kevin
20:18 PM December 10, 2017

Well crafted and interesting stories, which inspire and educate.

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