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NewThai

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NewThai last won the day on June 27 2018

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  1. I think you’re overcomplicating this. :) Unless you have a membership contract that needs breaking, there is no reason to feel guilty for moving somewhere that better suits your location. That’s too far when you have closer options that are viable.
  2. I think Sylvie made a blog post about Thai visa runs a while back (not on the forum). I believe when I looked at US visas they had a 90 day option that would require leaving every 90 days to then re-enter Thailand. I stayed less than 30 days so I didn’t need any special visa when I went. aaaaaaand I’m jealous! I wish I were in a place that I could go for such a stay. If you can do it, fucking go for it! Make your dreams a reality!
  3. When I was in Chiang Rai I added extra cash to my envelope at the end of my stay to both tip my trainers and cover gas costs as they drove me around town a bunch on their bike. I also bought them 4 chickens because they cooked for me several nights (the trainers were brothers and their mom cooked for the family plus me the hungry farang). I am not sure what the proper etiquette is in Thai culture, but they were very thankful for the extra cash/gifts, same as I was very grateful for the extra care they showed me.
  4. For me, I’m too practical to pay such a high price when there are so many wonderful trainers in Thailand to learn from. If you can afford it and you want to then it may be worth it. This is not a helpful comment at all.
  5. I don’t have personal experience with that region, but my GoogleFu turned up Pajonpai and Gumpun gyms. Try checking into those gyms for more info. Kem Muay Thai gym is halfway between Khon Kaen and Bangkok if you want a bigger name gym and aren’t married to a particular location.
  6. I am on my phone and can’t add a link easily, but we have a thread on this exact topic with several resources shared throughout the discussion. I will try to find it now, but if you use the search function it should pop up easily.
  7. 1. Breathe 2. Have fun That’s it. :) Nothing will ever go according to plan in your first match. Your opponent is also goimg to be quite green. I’m not saying you will door poorly. I just mean that even after 5, 10, 50+ fights you will look back and think about what could have been better in your performance. So don’t let apprehension stop you from enjoying something most people don’t have the guts to do! Get in there, BREATHE, and have fun!
  8. I cracked a rib once and it took a good 6-8 weeks to feel better. I second the advice of no spar and/or no kicks thrown at you for a while to let it heal up. Sorry you’ve got this nagging injury.
  9. Any favorite quotes you’d like to share? Muay thai related or not?
  10. Jealous of your upcoming trip!!! I hope you’ll get to fight at least once while you’re there? I’m currently waiting for an opponent on a local show next month. Hopefully I can get my first non-tournament fight of 2018 on the books! :)
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