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 BSc. (Hons) Level 4 Strength & Conditioning Coach, Muay Thai Coach

    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), and now a podcast host and the go-to expert on Muay Thai performance training with over 25 years of coaching experience.

    Don helps committed Thai boxers organise training for accelerated self development & Muay Thai performance.

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