Is Muay Thai dead… or just misunderstood?

In this video, I share a few ideas that serve as a healthy discussion around the points made in a Muay Thai Guy guest-post that obviously plays devil’s advocate… “Muay Thai Is Dead, And You Killed It.”

It’s good to challenge conceptions, it gets everyone thinking.

It provides the opportunity to reconsider you own understanding, and either justify it, or investigate a new perspective.

If you want to take a look at the original blog post, you can check it out at

My intention is not to bash anyone, far from it — I respect that everyone’s entitled to their opinion based on their own experience. And I thought I’d take the opportunity to share some thoughts to balance the argument a little.

I love the opportunity to reflect on things from an alternative view, and I agree with core principle of the article entirely… don’t be a Muay Thai robot!

Don Heatrick

Founder of Heatrick Strength and Conditioning

Don Heatrick is a family man from the UK, former mechanical design engineer, European Muay Thai silver medallist, former pro Thai boxer (ranked 4th in UK while aged 40-years), a Muay Thai coach, podcast host, and the go-to expert on Muay Thai performance training with over 25 years of coaching experience.

Don helps ambitious fighters and coaches take their game to the next level by bridging the gap between Strength & Conditioning, Performance Science, and Muay Thai.

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