The Single Greatest Thai Technique Resource: Muay Thai Library

The total hours of free video clips that are found below, just by themselves, are some amazing resources for some of the best Muay Thai technique available online. But...

The total hours of free video clips that are found below, just by themselves, are some amazing resources for some of the best Muay Thai technique available online. But they don’t stand on their own, as they represent the over 50 hours of training sessions I’ve had with legends of this art in my Muay Thai Library documentary project – the most updated list is found here. There is nothing else like this archive of Thai techniques, most of these krus and legends seldom or never filmed before, an archive of the art, but it’s also a documentation of these great men who embody this history and tradition through their fighting styles and teaching; things that can only be shown in long form video, actually witnessing who these men are, because Muay Thai is an expression of the man himself. By supporting my project and becoming a patron, you not only get immediate access to the footage and my commentary, but you help insure that it continues, with an aim of at least 100 hours archived.

As the western fighter who has fought more times in Thailand than any other, over 200 now, I have traveled the country to fight and film with legends in tandem with learning and doing the art myself. I am astounded by the breadth of the material I’ve so far assembled, when I sit back and reflect on it. The Library is filled with world champions, Golden Age Legends, and little known incredible krus of Muay Thai. Patrons who have studied the material have said that the Library will one day become the “Bible of Muay Thai.” Aside from existing fight video (the only other record of most of this muay), which only goes back so far and is limited by which promotions have archived that footage, the Library will help to become the preservation of Muay Thai from this period. Even current top Thai fighters from well-established fighting gyms in Thailand do not see all of these techniques and styles because gyms can have specific teaching lineages, which choose to do things a certain way, and many of these techniques are no longer taught. As a student of this archive you have access to a breadth of knowledge that is not even available in the best gyms in Thailand. Many come from fighting legends who show a style from the Golden Age of fighting (1980s-1990s) which had a complexity and variety that many argue no longer exists in modern ring Muay Thai. Some of what you’ll see in the Library is at risk of being lost completely, or for all intents and purposes already is, other than its preservation here. As you browse through the Library you are crossing decades and geography, as the Library itself seeks to archive not only the Muay of immortal legends like Samart, Sagat, Namkabuan, Hippy, Karuhat, Kaensak, Burklerk, Dieselnoi, but also lessor known krus who are filled with knowledge. There is a pressure of time for this documentation as well, since many of these legends are aging out of teaching. In another 10 years, they may not be showing these precious legacies of technique and style to anyone.

Below you’ll find titles and brief summaries of each session in the Library so far. Under each summary you’ll find the free, pubic clip from the session, and sometimes a technique vlog by me, talking about something I learned from the session. If you are not yet a patron, you can get a good grasp of the nature of the commentary video, and if you are a patron this collection of videos might help you navigate the huge and growing archive, to help you decide what you might want to watch next.

After all the Patreon Muay Thai Library videos below, you can see all the exclusive content that being a patron gives you immediate access to, including Patreon Only articles, Burnout Workout videos, Kaimuay Diary video Episodes, and a fan favorite: my fight videos with commentary on my techniques, strategy and the experience surrounding the fight.

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There is no Internet Resource on Muay Thai like this.

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Table of Contents – The Growing Technique Library

#45  Langsuan Panyutapum Monster Muay Khao Training (66 min) watch it here

One of the greatest knee fighters who ever fought, 1987 Fighter of the Year Langsuan shows how an elite Muay Khao fighter of his day trained. This session is powerful on the basics that elevate the body and mind, at high repetition, allowing the relentless, pressing style that made Langsuan the fighter nobody wanted to fight.

#44 Ponsaknoi Sit Chang – Old School Jockygym (74 min) watch it here

Ponsaknoi is from the legendary Jockgym, a gym producing some of the greatest champions in Thai history, femeu elite fighters like Somrak, Saenchai, Lerdsila have flowered from this gym. An instructor at Jockygym for 20 years, and a fighter there long before, this session allows insight into the grounded basics of the femeu fighting approach across the decades.

#43  Kongsamut Sor. Thanikul – Muay Mat Style (74 min) watch it here

This Lumpinee champion is perhaps most notable for when he lost a fight for the 102 lb Lumpinee belt, against famed Samart. Samart winning his first belt of many. Kongsamut has a beautiful Muay Mat (punchers) style that he mixes with low kicks, very differently than the Pornsanae style. He fights in close, and is constantly twisting, hitting high and low. Any Muay Thai puncher would benefit from the principles in his style.

#42  Boraphet Pinsinchai – Muay Khao Fighting Techniques (50 min) watch it here

Kru Ten is probably the best Muay Khao (knee fighting) private in Thailand, and one of the best in the Muay Thai Library. He not only is expert at clearly illustrating techniques, he has a perfect energy pace in his instruction. His system is simple, effective and strong.

#41  Samson Isaan – The Art of Dern Fighting (64 min) watch it here

To “dern” in Thai is to “walk”, which means basically to just come forward and never back, to create a relentlessness. Awarded Fighter of the Year in 1991, Samson Isaan was one of the great Dern Fighters of the Golden Age, and in this session he shows his forward pulsing techniques which are meant to just overwhelm his opponent. Also a great session for pressure by Southpaw fighters.

#41  Samson Isaan – The Art of Dern Fighting (64 min) watch it here

#40  Gen Hongthonglek – Muay Femeu Tactics & Mindset (70 min) watch it here

The Muay Femeu (artful fighting) style is more than just a set of techniques, it’s also a mindset and strategy of how to score, and how to score big. The warfare is not just in terms of damage, but of psychology, displaying dominance through skill and timing. Gen in this hour outlines how he likes to fight, and how he pulls off the biggest scores at the right time and for the whole stadium to see.


#40  Gen Hongthonglek – Muay Femeu Tactics & Mindset (70 min) watch it here

#39  Khorat Saknarin – Precise Tensions (97 min) watch it here

The muay of Kru Khorat is kind of incredible. I’ve been in front of a lot of legends and krus but this hidden gem kru was just bristling with techniques and a dynamic, violent Muay Thai. And it felt like it could go on for hours. He’s a kru who has thought a lot about his Muay Thai and probably sharpened it even after his retirement from fighting. This session is a treasure trove.

#39  Khorat Saknarin – Precise Tensions (97 min) watch it here

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#38 Sagat Petchyindee (part 2) – Maximum Damage (61 min) watch it here

Such a highly anticipated session, part 2 of Sagat Petchyindee, the inspiration of the Sagat Street Fighter character. It’s hard to believe, but he’s even better in real life. In this session he continues to teach his “stay in your frame” method of bringing maximum efficiency and damage to striking. A man with 150 KOs to his name. Sagat is a perfect example for why filming “long-form” so you can witness the man himself is so important, rather than highlight reels and short edits. He’s amazing.

#38 Sagat Petchyindee (part 2) – Maximum Damage (61 min) watch it here

#37 Kongtoranee Payakaroon – Power In The Hands (89 min) watch it here

5x Lumpinee Champion, 2x Fighter of the Year, Kongtoranee teaches the fundamental grounding of strikes that made him one of the most feared heavy-handed fighters in Thailand. Such economy of movement expresses the true beauty in his style, quite different than – but no less admirable – that of his younger brother Samart.

#37 Kongtoranee Payakaroon – Power In The Hands (89 min) watch it here

#36 General Tunwakom – Lertrit Military Muay (46 min) watch it here

As far as I know, this has never been filmed, ever. It’s a branch of Muay Thai that is dying out. General Tunwakom is the last living direct student of the grandmaster who developed this Lertrit/Muay Khorat military style of fighting, designed to end exchanges quickly. Much can be learned from the foundations of these techniques, and these are definitely techniques that could be effective in the ring with proper timing.

#36 General Tunwakom – Lertrit Military Muay (46 min) watch it here

#35 Yodsanan Sityodtong – Southpaw Tactics & Power (86 min) watch it here

One of the biggest Knock Out artists Thailand has ever produced (46 KOs in 57 boxing wins), PABA and WBA World Champion Yodsanan teaches both the secrets to his devastating hook and a slick Muay Thai style from the left side. Also a great example of having a heart for fighting.

#34 Samart Payakaroon – Balance, Balance, Balance! (81 min) watch it here

Atop the tower of Muay Thai legends, Samart probably stands at the top. 3x Fighter of the Year, 4x Lumpinee Champion and WBC World Boxing Champion, no fighter more brilliantly showed what Femeu fighting could do. In this session he shows the foundations of how to build true balance, the ultimate key to his fighting style.



above, Samart’s Strait Leg Kick – Sylvie’s Technique Vlog

above, Samart’s Kick to Block Balance Drill – Sylvie’s Technique Vlog

#34 Samart Payakaroon – Balance, Balance, Balance! (81 min) watch it here

#33 Kru San Sitmonchai – Control of Pace & Distance when Advancing  (56 min) watch it here

Kru San is a big man but has incredible muay, a lightness to his movement that he transforms into a jai yen advancing Muay Thai style. In this session it’s all about creating pressure without rushing, using the teep to set up combinations to the body and head, raising ring awareness, and using weapons at the appropriate time in your opponent’s fatigue.

#32 Visiting with Arjan Prahmod and Golden Age Nongkipahuyut Gym  (26 min) watch it here

Not the usual Muay Thai Library session, but a treat for those who love historic Muay Thai. Arjan Prahmod created the 2nd most number of champions in the Golden Age, second to Arjan Yodtong (Sityodtong), and all of them came out of the famed Nongkipahuyut gym in Nongki, Thailand. In this session Arjan along with a prized student acting as Kru, shows techniques that not only won big stadium belts, but are more and more rare these days. I also walk through the gym’s Hall of Fame room.

#31 Kru Daeng Kiatbusaba – Southpaw Dracula Guard  (64 min) watch it here

This is a master class in how to install a specific system of attack and defense, from the ground up. In this case it’s the Dracula Guard from Southpaw, a style of muay designed for advancing, forward fighters. Discover not only all the built-in advantages, but also watch an incredible instructor mould proper positioning through constant, but carefully modulated pressure.

#31 Kru Daeng Kiatbusaba – Southpaw Dracula Guard  (64 min) watch it here

#30 Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn 2 – Muay Khao Craft  (42 min) watch it here

The greatest knee fighter who ever lived not only shares his secrets in ring tactics – how to draw out your opponent and then ultimately hem them in – and various closing and tripping techniques, he also shows his amazing heart. He’s a Legend among Legends, the fighter without equal in the history of the sport.

#30 Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn 2 – Muay Khao Craft  (42 min) watch it here

#29 Pornsanae Sitmonchai – The Power of Hooks & Low Kicks (74 min) watch it here

A whole system of low kick and hook attacks is taught in this one session. Rajadamnren and 2x Lumpinee Champion Pornsanae is known for his brutal power fighting and this is how he gets it done. Cutting angles, lead arm control, invading space. Pornsanae teaches his philosophy.

#29 Pornsanae Sitmonchai – The Power of Hooks & Low Kicks (74 min) watch it here

#28 Jaroenthong Kiatbanchong – Femeu Muay Thai Hands (50 min) watch it here

Super slick, 3x Lumpinee Champion Jaroenthong is considered one of the Yodmuay of the Golden Age, often pictured with Samart and Somrak as killers from that day. In this session he teaches how he marries great boxing hands with femeu footwork. Some say Thais don’t have great hands. Not so.

Who is Watched Most in the Muay Thai Library

above is a percentage of the interest in Library sessions by kru from patrons – you can see who is watched the most, and also find hidden master sessions that others may have missed. Karuhat is the most watched legend, but incredible sessions like those with Kru San, Kaensak, Hippy, Burklerk and others shouldn’t be missed!

#27 Karuhat Sor. Supawan – Tension & Kicking Dynamics (104 min) watch it here

Karuhat, a fighter with perhaps the slickest style of any Golden Age great, shows the importance of tension, and patiently goes through correcting the kick, making it quicker and much harder to read.

#27 Karuhat Sor. Supawan – Tension & Kicking Dynamics (104 min) watch it here

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#26 Sagat Petchyindee – Explosive Power Part 1 (57 min) watch it here

One of the great fighters in the history of Thailand, and the inspiration of the “Street Fighter” video game character, Sagat is like no other. Here he teaches how power has to come out of the ribs, and your frame, taking the shortest distance to your target, making sure your feet are constantly “organized”.

#26 Sagat Petchyindee – Explosive Power Part 1 (57 min) watch it here

#25 Luktum Sityodtong – Positioning and Trips (62 min) watch it here

Tum is an active international Thai fighter raised out of the famed Sityodtong gym. He shows the importance of positioning and timing in this session with a fantastic lower body system of tripping attacks towards the end. His muay is both physically close, but also evasive and tactical.

#25 Luktum Sityodtong – Positioning and Trips (62 min) watch it here

#24 Kaensak Sor. Ploenjit – Explosive Defense (55 min) watch it here

Kaensak, the 2 time Fighter of the Year, teaches the keys to his explosive, defensive first style, showing how training timing and open side tracking can produce powerful counters. This is blueprint to one of the most unique and admired fighters of the Golden Age.



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#24 Kaensak Sor. Ploenjit – Explosive Defense (55 min) watch it here

#23 Boraphet Pinsinchai – Muay Khao Mastery (64 min) watch it here

Kru Ten (Boraphet Pinsinchai) lives and breathes the Muay Khao fight style, and in this session just unfolds a treasure of interlocking techniques, all of which express what I would call his “sticky” style. Trips, counters, locks, elbows the list is extensive, almost too much to fit into an hour.


#23 Boraphet Pinsinchai – Muay Khao Mastery (64 min) watch it here

#22 Singdam Kiatmoo9 – Making the Basics Beautiful (71 min) watch it here

Singdam provides perhaps the best progression through the basics I’ve yet filmed, the blueprint of his beautiful, effective style. This instruction is bottomless. Even after 5 years in Thailand there is a ton for me in this very close examination of powerful technique essentials.

#22 Singdam Kiatmoo9 – Making the Basics Beautiful (71 min) watch it here

#21 Rambaa Somdet – Clinch Trips & Throws (34 min) watch it here

Thailand’s first MMA World Champion, and one of the most aggressive, stinging fighters to grace the ring shows his philosophy on how to handle the clinch, using quick attacks, lifts, body-weight shifts to upend an opponent often before they are set. Some of my favorite trips are in this.

#21 Rambaa Somdet – Clinch Trips & Throws (34 min) watch it here

#20 Karuhat Sor Supawan – Switching To Southpaw (144 min) watch it here

2x Lumpinee Champion Karuhat Sor. Supawan in this epic video posts installs a limited Southpaw core which leads to developing high level ideas found in his switching style: tracking and attacking the open side, watching for and dictating weight transfer. This is the blueprint of a legend’s acclaimed fighting style.

#19 Attachai Fairtex – Timing and IQ (72 min) watch it here

2x Lumpinee Champion Attachai Fairtex is one of the great femeu fighters of Thailand. Namsaknoi, himself an elite femeu fighter of legendary status called him his most difficult fight as he just was too hard to read. This is a window into that quality, and how to build it.


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#19 Attachai Fairtex – Timing and IQ (72 min) watch it here

#18 Kru Wihok Skarbowsky Gym – Old School Flex (49 min) watch it here

Kru Wihok is an old school femeu style trainer out of the Skarbowsky Gym in Bangkok (Jocky Gym). He’s a former all-Asia boxing champion and teaches a brilliant flexing style that hearkens back to a Muay Thai before the Golden Age.

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#17 Burklerk PInsinchai – Dynamic Symmetry (82 min) watch it here

Arjan Burklerk is a unique master of Muay Thai from the Golden Age, boasting one the highest win percentages in Thai history, and possessing a beautiful craft that harkens back to older styles of fighting with powerful, dynamic symmetry and control of space.


above, opposite stance leg kick out – Sylvie’s Technique Vlog

#17 Burklerk PInsinchai – Dynamic Symmetry (82 min) watch it here

#16 Thailand Pinsinchai – Attacking Shell (62 min) watch it here

Former Lumpinee and Rajadamnern champion Thailand Pinsinchai teaches the beautiful framework for his attacking, elbowing style. Lots of minute corrections, small vital details that turn working techniques into dominance. You get the entire picture of a Muay Buek fighter out of the legendary Pinsinchai gym.

#16 Thailand Pinsinchai – Attacking Shell (62 min) watch it here

#15 Yodkhunpon “The Elbow Hunter” part 2 – Escapes  (48 min) watch it here 

Part 2 of my session with one of the most feared elbow fighters of the Golden Age, Yodkhunpon Sitraipom, The Elbow Hunter of 100 Stitches. Lots of fine details in this one, escapes from clinch locks, turns and catches. Best is his floating, gentle style that also holds such violence.

#15 Yodkhunpon “The Elbow Hunter” part 2 – Escapes  (48 min) watch it here 

#14 Chatchai Sasakul – Perfecting Hands (106 min) watch it here

Former WBC world boxing champion at Flyweight, and winner of Best Coach of the Year in Thailand, Chatchai in this nearly 2 hours of video makes micro adjustment after micro adjustment, honing in pristine technique in the basic strikes of boxing, for use in Muay Thai. It’s all about weight transfer.

#14 Chatchai Sasakul – Perfecting Hands (106 min) watch it here

#13 Kem Sitsongpeenong – Building a System (52 min) watch it here 

Kem, one of the best fighters of his generation, shows me building blocks of his system. He teaching a firm, defensive frame, and especially likes an upward elbow that explodes out of blocks, checks and fake teeps.

#13 Kem Sitsongpeenong – Building a System (52 min) watch it here 

#12 Andy Thomson – Mad Scientist of Muay Thai  (56 min) watch it here

Andy is absolutely unique in the lore of Thailand Muay Thai. An instructor for more than 2 decades, a mentor to so many, he innovatively teaches a Muay Thai emphasizing symmetry, strength, balance and explosiveness, expanding what the body can do under duress, holding pads like no others do.

#12 Andy Thomson – Mad Scientist of Muay Thai  (56 min) watch it here

#11 Karuhat Sor. Supawan Session 2 – Float and Shock (82 min) watch it here

In this session one of the greatest fighters who ever lived really digs into what must lie beneath techniques, a general state of relaxation and rhythm, the thing that made him one of the most dynamic fighters Lumpinee has ever seen.

#10 The Clinch Techniques of Yodwicha – Session 2 (34 min) watch it here 

This is my second session with Yodwicha, you can see the first further down below. This one really gets into the specifics of clinch technique and defense. One of the best clinch fighters in Thailand, co-Fighter of the Year, sharing his unique attack style.

#10 The Clinch Techniques of Yodwicha – Session 2 (34 min) watch it here 

#9 Yodkhunpon “The Elbow Hunter” pt 1  – Slicing Elbow (37 min) watch it here

Simultaneous Raja and Luminee title holder at 118 lbs, Yodkhunpon was one of the most feared elbow fighters in Thailand, and in this session he teaches the looseness and spacing that made his lead elbow such a viscious weapon. He also shuns the traditional rocking chair knee, and instead teaches a powerful stand-in crossing, open-hipped knee that compliments his elbows up top.

#8 Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj – Advanced Clinch (52 min) watch it here 

The Golden Age Lumpinee and Rajadamnern Champion, a legendary Muay Khao fighter who fought all the greats instructs on the finer points of clinch technique. Small differences that make big differences. Advanced tips on the swim-in and turn, and the importance of going from long distance techniques to short distance grab and lock.

#7 Karuhat Sor. Supawan – Be Like Sand (62 min) watch it here 

2x Golden Age Lumpinee Champion (112 lb and 122 lbs), Karuhat is considered elite among the elites. Mixing an explosive style with constant off-balances, angling, and melting aways, he was nicknamed the Ultimate Wizard. I can only describe the things he’s teaching here as: Be like sand. This is very subtle, advanced stuff, far above combo techniques or specific defenses. It may take a few viewings to absorb what he is teaching. Everytime I watch this I learn something new.

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#6 Namkabuan Nongkipahuyut – Explosive Attack (28 min) watch it here 

266 wins, 15 losses, 2 draws.  Namkabuan may be the best fighter I’ve ever seen, and it was an intense privledge to train with him. I can honestly say that it changed me as a fighter, inspiring to become more. He combines Muay Khao fighting with technical precision and explosive energy. The knee he teaches in this session is really like no other I’ve seen, like it is shot out of a cannon.

#9 Yodkhunpon “The Elbow Hunter” pt 1  – Slicing Elbow (37 min) watch it here

#5 Hippy Singmanee – Developing Power (69 min) watch it here 

Two-time Lumpinee champion Golden Age legend Hippy Singmanee takes me though one of the most unique and valuable hours I’ve spent with a top trainer. He is building ground up how power and relaxation are related to each other. This session has been highly influential upon my own training. Learn how spacing+timing+relaxation produces dynamic power.

#5 Hippy Singmanee – Developing Power (69 min) watch it here 

#4 Yodwicha – Clinch and Muay Khao (Knee) Specialist (35 min) – watch it here

Yodwicha shared the Fighter of the Year award as only a 16 year old, and his success in the Lumpinee ring made him one of the most feared clinch fighters in Thailand. In this session he goes through his favorite Muay Khao techniques, shows why he prefers side-attack locks, and turns.

#4 Yodwicha – Clinch and Muay Khao (Knee) Specialist (35 min) – watch it here

#3 Dieselnoi  Chor Thanasukarn  – The King of Knees (54 min) watch it here 

Dieselnoi is the greatest knee fighter who ever lived, and it just wasn’t because of his height. Spending this hour with him lets you feel how much love and energy he pours into his Muay Thai, even at this age, the real secret to what make him dominant in the Golden Age of the sport. There is nobody like Dieselnoi. Nobody.

#3 Dieselnoi  Chor Thanasukarn  – The King of Knees (54 min) watch it here 

#2 Joe Hongthongnoi – Developing Muay Khao Style (87 min)watch it here 

This is nearly an hour and a half of straight on Muay Khao instruction. Joe was a top stadium fighter and he’s watched me fight for several years, so this is Advanced Level tweaking, as he teaches how to bring elbows and knees together, discussing the ways that dragging back can work for a forward fighter, and the differences with more technical (femur) approaches. Muay Khao is a technique unto itself.

#2 Joe Hongthongnoi – Developing Muay Khao Style (87 min)watch it here 

#1 Pi Earn – Head Trainer of PTT Petchrungruang (34 min) watch it here  

PTT is the rising star of my gym Petchrungruang. He was so sought after he turned down title fights at Lumpinee and Rajadamnern and instead signed with Thai Fight where promoters feel he’s going to become an International star. Pi Earn has been a trainer who has sculpted PTT’s methodical Muay Khao fighting style, and in this session he starts right away making the tiny changes in my technique that are necessary for the strong, forward fighting approach that he favors.

#1 Pi Earn – Head Trainer of PTT Petchrungruang (34 min) watch it here  

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Not only do $5 pledges give you access to the the 20 most recent sessions, it opens up bonus session footage. Bonus sessions are more free flowing sessions that may not have the same coherence of instruction as Muay Thai Library sessions, but they are full of gold, and come with my audio commentary. Their written posts are also more brief.

Bonus Session 7: Karuhat Sor. Supawan – Forward Check | 39 minwatch it here 

In this session Karuhat teaches his beautiful and unique Forward Check, and the system of attacks that flow out of it in his fighting style.  You can read my detailed post in the Forward Check here. This check, aggressively from Southpaw, versus Orthodox fighters eats up space closes distance, effectively deal with one of the primary weaknesses of Southpaw attack.

Bonus Session 6: Yodkhunpon Sittraipum Front Side Attack | 77 min – watch it here

Yodkhunpon is the Elbow Hunter of 100 Stitches and in this session he shows a front side attack system, especially effective in standard vs standard, southpaw vs southpaw matchups, drilling the open side until your power side can finish. Lots of little elbow techniques also shown.

Bonus Session 5: Chatchai Sasakul Southpaw Hands | 52 min – watch it here

Chatchai’s stance and striking system is not only ideal for boxing – he was  the WBC Flyweight World Champion in 1997 – it instills a basic weight transfer balance that can dramatically improve your Muay Thai. Watch it being installed on me for the first time from the Southpaw stance.

Bonus Session 4: Hippy Singmanee Ultra Violence | 30 min – watch it here 

Hippy is all about building power and aggression in strikes. In this session he really tries to create a conversation of violence in our padwork, and then in our light sparring he teaches elbows with incredible fluidity and invasive power.

Bonus Session 3:  Joe Hongthongnoi Mid-Clinch | 44 minwatch it here

Joe teaching Muay Khao fighting philosophy through loose sparring incorporating important principles for how to handle the mid- and low-clinch.

Bonus Session 2:  Sor. Kamsing Techniques | 37 minwatch it here 

These are the techniques of the the Sor. Kamsing gym in Bangkok, the gym of legendary fighter Somrak. The gym’s head trainer and another ex-fighter show me their femeu style.

Bonus Session 1:  Karuhat Sor. Supawan | Advanced Switching Footwork | 60 min  – watch it here

This is a beautiful session in which Karuhat expands on his switching style, having moved me from standard to southpaw in a previous session.

Bonus Session:  The Importance of Building a Frame | 32 min – watch it here

This is a session I had with fighter Kate Allen-Cottone where I explain to her the importance of building a frame in clinching.

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4 Legends Seminar – Bangkok April 2018 (1 hr 20 min)

Muay Thai Library legends Karuhat, Chatchai, Namkabuan and Dieselnoi were in seminar on two days instructing students from around the world. This is an hour and twenty minute video edit of a first-of-its-kind seminar in Bangkok. watch it here

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Alley Tears: The First Time I Cried After a Fight In a Long While – it had been years since I had cried after a fight, maybe even ever, but something in me broke down after a loss to a World Champion several weight classes above me. read it here

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Insisting On Left – The Space Between Pi and Kru | The story of how it is a delicate balance with my Kru when insisting on changing my stance to southpaw read it here

Arjan Surat: The Unbreakable Breaker of Bangkok | Maybe the toughest, hardest man in Thailand. Arjan Surat is 63 and made of the stuff that feels like it’s from 100 years ago. The unbreakable breaker. read it here

When I First Met Dieselnoi: A Giant in my Soul | The powerful impression the legendary Dieselnoi made on me right from the start, a resonating impact that has made on me as a person. read it here

The Perfection of Festival Fights in Thailand | A trip to the clinic to receive a boosting IV leaves me drifting through thoughts of belonging, as I listen to my kru talk about me to the nurse. read it here

Cheet Yaa – “if there were no cuts it wouldn’t be Sylvie” | A trip to the clinic to receive a boosting IV leaves me drifting through thoughts of belonging, as I listen to my kru talk about me to the nurse. read it here

The Hurting Game – The Psychology of Hurt | Even though I’ve fought over 200 times being the one who hurts others, that the game is hurting, is still a psychology I need to embrace. read it here

A Girl and Her Bag – the Intimacy of Work | Every fighter who has spent a long amount of time in the gym has to fall in love with their bag – how bagwork contains its own beauty. read it here

Jai Rohn – My Story of Blood, My Pride and Stitches | My heart was racing, I was upset at my performance, and then there was the pain of stitches, more painful than any stitches I’ve had before. read it here

VIDEOS

  • Full Fight Videos with Audio Commentary – I’ve posted video of every single one of my 200+ fights, and each is live streamed on my Facebook Page, but many readers and fans have come to love watching these fight videos with my commentary – you can watch an example here.  These commentaries not only share the fight experience, but everything going on around the fight, putting you there in the moment fighting in Thailand. In them I talk about the tactics I’m using and corrections I’m attempting to make, so you can see the “work in progress”, much of that work flowing from my work in the Library. I’ve now made all new commentary videos exclusive for patron supporters. Below is a list of those published so far.

Fight 177 vs Nantidaa Sitweerachat – festival fights are some of the best experiences and opponents I’ve had in Thailand, and in this fight I went up against a big strong clinch fighter who was going to test my inside strengths. watch it here

Fight 176 vs Thanonchanok Kaewsamrit  – two days after fighting Yodying (below), I faced the 51 kg World Champion Thanonchanok, an expert at controlling and winning rounds and managing the pace. One of my favorite fighters to face, a real challenge.  watch it here

Fight 175 vs Yodying Sor. Sumalee  – vs a fighter I had fought many, many times in my early days in Chiang Mai. Kind of a benchmark fight for me watch it here

Fight 174 vs Nong Mat Huasarayiam  – vs a strong clinch-fighting Isaan opponent, beautiful festival fight watch it here

Fight 173 vs Zaza Sor. Aree – vs a former world champ, many kilos larger watch it here

5 dollar supporters

$5 Supporters – $5 is the suggested pledge. It includes all the content above, plus the 15 most recent Muay Thai Library project sessions with legends. It goes a long way towards supporting my fighting as I travel across Thailand, sharing the experience as I go through writing.

BURNOUTS

  • Muay Thai Burnouts – these are burnouts designed to push real Thai techniques into powerful 10 minute burns, so that if you are pressed for time you can still reach new levels in your Muay Thai, or so you can make your current workouts even more productive and harder. Conditioning and technique in one.

Sylvie’s 10 Minute Elbow Burnout #1 – this burnout is about letting loose with your elbows, creating flow by making use of fatigue watch it here

Sylvie’s 10 Minute Block Burnout #1 – this burnout is focused on increasing your block speed, so you can power through fatigue and still get your blocks up watch it here

10 dollar supporters

$10 Supporters – $10 patrons not only get full access to over 40 hours of Muay Thai Library sessions, the entire archive – see a full table of contents of the Library here –  they are significantly supporting that documentary project, making it happen. This archive I believe is historic work that will affect generations of practitioners. It is important to preserve these techniques and the men that teach them (and fought with them), as Muay Thai is changing – it is a living art.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Interviews with Legends – (English subs) – we’ve made it a project to start interviewing legends of the sport from the Golden Age to hear strait from them how they see contemporary Muay Thai, and also to build an oral history of the fighting lives of the Golden Age.

Interview with Dieselnoi – On the State of Muay Thai  (18 min, English subs) – Dieselnoi, the King of Knees, talks about the problems he sees in the current state of Muay Thai and reflects upon his famous Fighter of the Year fight versus Samart Payakaroon, when he suffered an enormous weight cut.  watch it here

Kaimuay Diary – Video Series – this is an informal record of the everyday life and training of my gym in Pattaya, one of the few remaining official “kai muay” – a Thai gym which founds its business on the raising of Thai stadium fighters, and not focusing on training westerners.

Kai Muay Diary – Episode 1  | Maintenance Mode (29 min) – a quiet look at the top stadium fighters at the gym in a typical maintenance mode day. With no fights coming up the training is light, communal and playful. watch it here

Kai Muay Diary – Episode 2  | At the Edge of the Gym (46 min) – in this episode I follow the training of young cousins Gang Gat and Bao, two Thai fighters working their way into becoming fighters for the gym. The oldest one Gang Gat is contracted, the younger Bao is just developing. It’s a chance to see how it is that Thai boys work their way into becoming stadium fighters watch it here

15 dollar supporters

$15 Supporters – $15 patrons are super supporters, and I cannot thank you enough. You are making everything I’m doing possible with a generous pledge and I’ll do my best to make the most of your support. Fighting, traveling, filming, training: it all comes from you, my patrons.

BEHIND THE SCENES

  • Broken Husk, Healed Heart Documentary – my husband has started filming a documentary of me as a fighter, and is going to be posting all the raw footage of the film as he captures it, just for my supporters at $15 or more. Below is what is already published:

Broken Tusk, Healed Heart – Raw Material 1  | Sylvie’s Brother And Philosophy an interview with my brother Shane, who happens to be a professor of Philosophy, and some brief fight venue outtake moments watch it here

Broken Tusk, Healed Heart – Raw Material 2  | Sylvie’s Mother and Thai Dieties two interviews in this post. The first is with Sylvie’s mother Patti (14 mins), discussing the kind of child Sylvie was and Patti’s personal difficulty with the violence implicit in what Sylvie is doing. The 2nd is a 40 minute interview with Sylvie about the Thai deities that make up her personal shrine, and the kinds of meanings she draws from Thai deities, how they empower and focus her. And there is a personal moment, video of Sylvie singing Turn The Page as we are driving home in a long 10 drive after a fight watch it here

Broken, Tusk, Healed Heart – Raw Material 3 | Festival Fight In Isaan with Karuhat – this is atmospheric footage of the events surrounding a festival fight. Walking into the venue with my hero Karuhat who grew up 50 kilometers from where I was fighting. Kevin talks about how symbolic this fight might one day be. watch it here.

$15 Supporter Bonus Material

4 Legends Seminar in Bangkok (120 min) – a lengthy edit of a Preserve The Legacy 4 Legends Seminar we put on with 4 of the greatest fighters Thailand has ever produced, a first of its kind event. Dieselnoi, Karuhat, Namkabuan and Chatchai come together to impart their knowledge to passionate nak muay. watch it here

GO TO the full Muay Thai Library documentary project Table of Contents 

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A 100 lb. (46 kg) female Muay Thai fighter. Originally I trained under Kumron Vaitayanon (Master K) and Kaensak sor. Ploenjit in New Jersey. I then moved to Thailand to train and fight full time in April of 2012, devoting myself to fighting 100 Thai fights, as well as blogging full time. Having surpassed 100, and then 200, becoming the westerner with the most fights in Thailand, in history, my new goal is to fight an impossible 471 times, the historical record for the greatest number of documented professional fights (see western boxer Len Wickwar, circa 1940), and along the way to continue documenting the Muay Thai of Thailand in the Muay Thai Library project: see patreon.com/sylviemuay

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