This video clarifies some of my thoughts regarding the changing face of Muay Thai training in Thailand itself.
It’s going to be a long process, but it has begun.
Things are slowly changing in Thailand. And with traditional Muay Thai training habits so strongly embedded and blindly defended, it’s the foreigners that could be leading the way… time will tell.
THAILAND’S MUAY THAI TRAINING EVOLUTION
Featuring Richi Alvarez and Khongsittha Muay Thai Gym.
The following quote is not meant to be disrespectful or deliberately provocative. It merely states a fact, based on a solid understanding of strength and conditioning for athletic performance.
“Currently, few gyms in Thailand have either the facilities or the knowledge to offer real strength and conditioning training, but this is changing.”
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.