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    1. Our Announcements - Forum Updates and Info

      Get to know the Roundtable. Read the latest forum updates and what we are thinking about. Help design the community.

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    2. Muay Thai Technique, Training and Fighting Questions

      Sharing experiences and knowledge about training and fighting in Muay Thai, as well as technical questions and answers. Mental training is also a part of this.

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    3. Gym Advice and Experiences

      Sylvie gets a lot of questions about gyms in Thailand. We only have our own experiences to go on, but the community can help inform others too. Thoughts on gyms can go here.

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    4. Open Topics - men and women - General Muay Thai Discussion and News

      This is a catch all for posts of any topic related to Muay Thai fighting arts, Thailand, News and Events, gendered experiences, etc. that don't fit into the other categories. When in doubt, just post here.

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    5. Patreon Muay Thai Library Conversations

      Here you can discuss anything related to the Patreon Muay Thai Library - Preserve The Legacy project. Session reviews, questions on particular sessions, opening links of discussion, suggestions for sessions to be filmed and just things that you've learned and loved.

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    6. Thailand Culture Experiences & POVs

      If you'd like to open a discussion on your experiences, or if you have questions about Muay Thai culture in Thailand or Thai Culture in general, here is the place to post.

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    7. The Fights of Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu with Commentary

      All my fights are live streamed on my Facebook Page but Kevin also films with a much better camera to which I add commentary. Here where you can keep up on my impossible goal of fighting a World Record 471 documented professional fights, thought to be an 'untouchable' record. My complete fight record is here.

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    8. Kevin's Corner - Muay Thai, Philosophy & Ethics

      A corner of the Roundtable where Kevin (Sylvie's husband) can assemble his wide-ranging thoughts on Muay Thai, history, ethics and Philosophy and invite discussion.

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    9. Discussing What Makes Great Muay Thai Photography

      A subforum where Muay Thai photographers and interested others can discuss this photography genre, and can post their best photos - and even if they like upload higher resolution versions so others can appreciate all the details IG and Facebook lose. Feel free to add links to your streams, photo specs and commentary, or share photography that you admire.

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    10. 1+1 Keto And Muay Thai Athlete Nutrition

      I have followed a 1+1 Keto approach which is a version of the ketogenic diet - low, low carb, high fats, moderate protein - plus fasting every other day. It's not for everyone. Discuss this and all other dietary nutrition topics as related to training and fighting. Questions and shared experiences.

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  2. Women's Roundtable | women only

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      This is a dedicated roundtable for women. If you'd like access, please message the Admin by clicking this link.

    2. Women's Roundtable Gathering

      Here is where we post about where Women's Roundtable is headed. Participate in the discussion.

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    3. Female Athletes and the Body

      Female athletes must deal with many things from a bodily standpoint. If you have a question, or there is something you'd like to share only among women, here is the place.

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    4. Female Gym Experiences - Thailand & Worldwide

      Here is where you can talk about your experiences in gyms as women, including longer term issues of gender and sexuality, but also anything gym related you'd like to discuss with women only. If you'd like to post a female-oriented gym review here is the place.

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    5. Thailand Culture Experiences - for women

      If you have a topic or question about Thailand other than what happens in Thai gyms, this is the place. Culture, customs, how tos, being a woman in a foreign country.

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    6. Open Topics - for women

      Here is where all other by women for women questions and topics go. When in doubt you can always post here. The Women Only section isn't just for Muay Thai, it's for all women who train, or even would like to train in the fighting arts.

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    • Does it matter if we drink it on an empty stomach or after some food? my current trainer said first thing in the morning to drink. the drink from the pharmacy that gives you diahrea and takes away swelling and bruises, apparently. 
    • Hello everyone! I just joined the group. I fractured one rib at training for a stupid drill, today I find myself thinking if maybe it’s better I quit Muay Thai. I am a female, 31yo started 1 year ago for self defence, I suck at it and it’s frustrating me so much because I love this sport but I still can’t perform a roadhouse kick, is that normal ? What’s your advice ?
    • Hi,  I'm going to be warming up fighters at my university's fight night tomorrow, and I was wondering what people did to prepare themselves/others? I'm especially looking at the balance between being warmed up but not too tired, whether to train pads, and if going with pads, the balance between training combos or keeping it simple. Any advice on warming up specifically for a fight is much appreciated! Thanks!
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    • Hi, this might be out of the normal topic, but I thought you all might be interested in a book-- Children of the Neon Bamboo-- that has a really cool Martial Arts instructor character who set up an early Muy Thai gym south of Miami in the 1980s. He's a really cool character who drives the plot, and there historically accurate allusions to 1980s martial arts culture. However, the main thrust is more about nostalgia and friendships.    Can we do links? Childrenoftheneonbamboo.com Children of the Neon Bamboo: B. Glynn Kimmey: 9798988054115: Amazon.com: Movies & TV      
    • Davince Resolve is a great place to start. 
    • I see that this thread is from three years ago, and I hope your journey with Muay Thai and mental health has evolved positively during this time. It's fascinating to revisit these discussions and reflect on how our understanding of such topics can grow. The connection between training and mental health is intricate, as you've pointed out. Finding the right balance between pushing yourself and self-care is a continuous learning process. If you've been exploring various avenues for managing mood-related issues over these years, you might want to revisit the topic of mental health resources. One such resource is The UK Medical Cannabis Card, which can provide insights into alternative treatments.
    • Phetjeeja fought Anissa Meksen for a ONE FC interim atomweight kickboxing title 12/22/2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu92S6-V5y0&ab_channel=ONEChampionship Fight starts at 45:08 Phetjeeja won on points. Not being able to clinch really handicapped her. I was afraid the ref was going to start deducting points for clinch fouls.   
    • Earlier this year I wrote a couple of sociology essays that dealt directly with Muay Thai, drawing on Sylvie's journalism and discussions on the podcast to do so. I thought I'd put them up here in case they were of any interest, rather than locking them away with the intention to perfectly rewrite them 'some day'. There's not really many novel insights of my own, rather it's more just pulling together existing literature with some of the von Duuglus-Ittu's work, which I think is criminally underutilised in academic discussions of MT. The first, 'Some meanings of muay' was written for an ideology/sosciology of knowledge paper, and is an overly long, somewhat grindy attempt to give a combined historical, institutional, and situated study of major cultural meanings of Muay Thai as a form of strength. The second paper, 'the fighter's heart' was written for a qualitative analysis course, and makes extensive use of interviews and podcast discussions to talk about some ways in which the gendered/sexed body is described/deployed within Muay Thai. There's plenty of issues with both, and they're not what I'd write today, and I'm learning to realise that's fine! some meanings of muay.docx The fighter's heart.docx
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