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Hello to All and welcome to Muay Thai Roundtable! This forum is intended to be a place for people of all levels and interest in Muay Thai to come and connect, discuss, and ask questions or offer tips from our various experiences.  The Roundtable is a little bit different in that aside from posting general topics which are specifically encouraged, you can also address questions specifically to me or Emma - the idea of this forum grew out of the questions we both have received in private communications - and of course everyone is invited to respond as well. It's a community resource, and hopefully a knowledge store. We've set up some thread categories to help organize and facilitate exchanges, hopefully there will be more as we go and gather more steam. There is a general board, as well as a "women only" board, which is a place for women to discuss issues or experiences which may be too uncomfortable to voice otherwise, but also a place to help foster female Muay Thai dialogue between women.

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hello I am Rosy ... I wrote a bit just now but found a glitch perhaps  :ohmy: I clicked on my media and a blank window came up and I couldn't get rid of it .... had to close the page losing a lot of witty comments I can tell you .....  :teehee:

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still playing with the tool bar .... la la la lala la la l a

 

in muay thai news- just been gathering a load of results back to 1977 ... that early they are kickboxing... first international muay thai fight is from 1981 in holland. If anyone has early early results I have a home for them.

 

My intention is to collate the results in a way that should help chart the progression of female Muaythai (and related disciplines that afford common opponents) as it establishes globally and grows in participant numbers - don't hold your breath but it should get done this year . Should make for a nice archive and hopefully attract more info on the early days.  May form the basis of a written piece on the history of women in the sport.

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Hi everyone! I'm Tyler and currently training at Master Toddy's in Bangkok. I had never trained prior to coming here, but have been going at it for almost seven months now. It's too much fun! I'm excited to meet more of you and expand my Muay Thai social circle!

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Hi, I'm Darina. I started training seriously about a year ago while living in Japan, and I'm currently at the end of my six week stay in Thailand before heading back home to Germany. I intend to keep training and fighting back home. Muay Thai has changed my life.

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Hi, everybody my name is Nick from Antwerp Belgium
So happy I found this site ;-) 
If you have time please check my page on www.facebook.com/muaythai4orphans
and stay up to date on my efforts to support the orphanage Baan Gerda in Lop Buri
that takes care of children infected with HIV or AIDS.
Thankssss Nick

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Hi, everybody my name is Nick from Antwerp Belgium

So happy I found this site ;-) 

If you have time please check my page on www.facebook.com/muaythai4orphans

and stay up to date on my efforts to support the orphanage Baan Gerda in Lop Buri

that takes care of children infected with HIV or AIDS.

Thankssss Nick

Thanks for joining up, Nick. I hope we can help to spread the word about your efforts and get as much help as possible for the kids at your orphanage. The lack of education around HIV and AIDS in all parts of the world make it very difficult for those affected and really anything we can do to make it easier is hugely meaningful.

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Sylvie, why are/were you asking females to train with you? Please elaborate.

Is this offer still open?

Hi Priscilla,

I've invited women to come and train with me because I feel we all benefit from meeting with and supporting each other. I also have no other women at my gym, so it's a real treat for me when I have women to train with :)

Yes, the offer is still open. I'm almost always at the gym, so if you find yourself in Pattaya shoot me a line!

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Hi,

My Name is Terry.My daughter Emily and I joined a Cardio Kickboxing/Muay thai gym here in Winnipeg,Canada in November of last year and both of us have fallen in love with the lifestyle that comes with The training of both.Emily has lost 24 pounds  and I 27 pounds since November.Hope to keep coming here to post and possibly review some of our new equipment (THAISMAI  Thai Pads,TWINS SPECIAL Focus Pads, and FAIRTEX  6' Bag)We discovered Sylvie last year on youtube and watch her vids all the time.Thank you Sylvie for inspiring us to train hard and to keep at this beautiful sport its damn hard,but has been really rewarding.

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Hello - I am from Canada, been practicing muay thai on and off for about 4 years. I am currently looking for a new club back home, but I think I found my spot :) 

Trying to put together some good drills I can practice on my own. 

Looking forward to talking to you all! 

Mike

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Hello all,

I've been following Sylvie and Emma for a while now. I am from Boston, MA, USA and planning a trip to go to Thailand to train with my GM in Boran and do some sight seeing a other tourist stuff. Looking forward to this MT community and share our knowledge and experience.

AL

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Hi guys, new member here and glad to be a member.  I've been following Sylvie for the past year and have been studying Muay Thai for the past 3 years, off and on.  I plan on visiting Thailand for the first time to train next week! I'm so excited.

 

-Jason

Welcome to the forum! So exciting that you're visiting Thailand so soon!! Where are you training/staying?! :) 

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Yeap! I'm so excited as well I've just been counting down the days!  I decided to go to Sitjoapho in Hua Hin after reading so many good reviews about them and especially after seeing Phet-Eak's beautiful work on the pads. Youtube link here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5s89dZhnA8.

Lovely! Keep us posted on how it goes, I'm sure it'll be a great experience! I was just Thailand back in August for 2 weeks and trained in Bangkok (Khongsittha Muay Thai) and I had a blast....and I'm also excited to say that I'll be heading back in March/April for 1 month and will be at Koh Phangan haha... it gets addicting :P 

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