Most people who are into Muay Thai will have heard of MuayThaiGuy.com. If you haven’t and you’ve been living under a rock or something, I strongly suggest you check it out. Created by Sean Fagan, this website has pretty much everything you could want, including tips for training and techniques, nutrition and a whole lot of motivational material. It’s awesome. In fact, if you’re one of those people who’s a little bit ‘obsessed’ with Muay Thai, this is probably the best site you could ask for. There’s also a regular podcast, where Sean shares his own thoughts on various issues surrounding combat sports, such as fight preparation and cutting weight, or interviews fighters, promoters and other figures in Muay Thai. Previous interviewees include Kevin Ross, Tiffany Van Soest and John Wayne Parr. It makes for great motivational listening between training. In Sean’s own words, ‘the main purpose is to help improve your Muay Thai training, knowledge of the sport and help motivate you to continue chasing your dreams!’
To my surprise, Sean asked me to do an interview with him for The Muay Thai Guy Podcast. Under The Ropes has only been around for about a month or so, and I’m really pleased and flattered at the amount of feedback I’ve had already. It’s also great to see that so many other people in the Muay Thai community are so eager to help each other out. While written words seem to be my forte, spoken words are quite the opposite for me, so it was a little out of my comfort zone. Nevertheless, I’m very grateful for the opportunity to share my story and put something out there not just for women in Muay Thai, but for others who are looking to start a journey like the one I’m on.
During the interview, we talked about why I chose to live in Thailand, how to get work here and what it’s like to live and work as a teacher in Thailand. We also discussed how I train, and touched on some issues for women in Muay Thai, along with some other stuff.
“Check out my latest interview with Emma Thomas from UnderTheRopes.com! She’s living and training muay thai in Thailand while teaching English to pay the bills. We discuss how she was able to land a job, find the perfect gym and live the life! If you’re looking to train/live in Thailand, this is a great interview you can’t miss!”