Hi GUYS! Once again I’m back. This week has been such a busy week so far. I went to many boxing gyms and saw those great great moves! I just can’t get over it. But then afterward, I would go check out some new cool stuff to see if it would look awesome on me. Yeah, you can trust me, it is THAT GOOD! Let’s go see my new coolies!
This is called Wai-Kru black T-shirt. Wai-Kru, as some of you would know, means Giving your master respects before you go on the move! Moreover, It’s all written over by those cool Ancient alphabetical pictures used so much in Thailand’s old capital city over 500 years ago. The Capital city of Ayuthaya! The very very base of Muay Thai origin. Some say it has great force coming with these lettering picture just like Egyptian ones, the force of defending, so that no one can touch your skin! And The Lumpinee Stadium, the word written above the Wai Kru picture, is the biggest Muay Thai stadium in Thailand. See how it is so cool and I, myself, can’t even leave my eyes out of this new T-shirt. There’re many color you can chose, so just go take a look.
But before you would check out this thing more thoroughly, I still have 2 more of them for you to closely look at them. Here’s another one
This is TOP KING MUAY THAI T-SHIRT
See how’s that so cool. Well This shirt looks pretty good. King’s t-shirts are okay with me. But here’s another one, the one with the MUAY THAI word written above the cool boxer pictures. The Price of these T-shirts are all the same, but I still have difficulty deciding which I would like the most. I prefer Black that’s why you see a lot of blacks in my blogs! Okay now I’m leaving you with these awesome T-shirts. Share your opinions with me cuz’ It would be more awesome to know your styles!
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Only ten days until the Olympics Games 2008. On August 8, we sport fans will be ready and excited for the games. But do you have any idea where Olympics will be held?
That’s right, an indoor arena called Workers Indoor Arena will host the boxing event at the 2008 Summer Olympics. The place is located west of the Workers Stadium in Beijing, China.
It is one of the 11 Beijing-based venues to be renovated and upgraded for the Olympics. The capacity of this arena is of 13,000 seating.
The exterior view of the newly-renovated BWIA from Wikipedia
The Boxing event starts on Saturday, August 9 and ends on Sunday, the 24th . The finals are on the 23rd (5 matches) and the 24th (6 matches).
Here below is the list of boxing events of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing 2008
- + 91 kg (Super Heavyweight) Men - -48 kg (Light Flyweight) Men
- 48-51 kg (Flyweight) Med - 51-54 kg (Bantamweight) Men
- 54-57 kg (Featherweight) Men - 57-60 kg (Lightweight) Men
- 60-64 kg Men - 64-69 kg Men
- 69-75 kg Men - 75-81 kg (Light Heavyweight) Men
- 81-91 kg (Heavyweight) Men
We’ll come back next time with more details about this Olympics in Beijing. I believe that the tickets might are sold out most of them. But look anyway if you’re planning to go the venues.
If you’ve been with boxing long enough, you’ll agree that it’s almost impossible to win about against a local boy on home turf. The nearly only chance is to win by KO. But it’s not that easy to do so. Just like Peter Semo’s mistake on May 17. He UD lost to Ukrainian Sergy Fedchenko at Sportpalace Lokomotiv, Kharkov, Ukraine.
I’m not saying that Fedchenko wasn’t good. But if you watched the fight, you would have thought that Semo would win because he is such an aggressive boxer in the ring. Every fight he has fought he always aimed to KO his rival. And that must have been his mistake also.
And because Fedchenko won a 12 round UD over Semo (115-113, 114-112, 120-108), he captured IBF Inter-Continental light welterweight belt. Fedchenko didn’t have as much power in each punch like Semo but at the same time, he was faster and more accurate and his footwork was even better than Semo. So he could hit Semo with wonderful left hook.
At the special post-fight presser, Fedchenko claimed that Semo was good with all his powerful punches and things but he didn’t manage to land a single shot those on him- or else he wouldn’t be at that presser.
And for the ex-champ, he was disappointed with the result and hoped for a rematch. He knew that Fedchenko was fast and had very quick moves. Every time he tried to set a distance Fedchenko threw quick punches and moved around. Seme said he would have to go back and train harder for a rematch one day or for some other great fight.
This situation is world wild. You can’t win a home country boxer if you can’t KO him. In Thailand is the same! However there are some certain rules of judgment and scoring which I’ll talk about tomorrow. So come back again tomorrow to learn Muay Thai rules about Judgment and scoring here at MuayThaiArt.com/weblog.
I guess lots of boxing fans knew and have visited this site already. IMO, Boxnews.com.ua is splendid and so complete. It’s one of my sources. The site is always modernized. Here you can find almost everything about each fight. This is the site I always come to look for updates. However it’s originally made in Ukraine so the official language of the site is Russian. But don’t worry, they also have English version (I’m not that expert in Russian), just click on the British flag above on the left.
In the site, there are boxing related you might want to know also. Besides boxing reports, there are rating, schedule, results, boxers, photos, and links.
What I like about this site is the latest boxing news is always on the left side in every page. That makes sure that I don’t miss any important news. My favorite is schedule. This is one way I keep track of Muay Thai Kickboxing. Just the rating is updated monthly, so some will have to be corrected.
Check out this site! It’s the one I truly want to recommend you today. You won’t overlook any news updates and results, just by one tick to http://www.boxnews.com.ua/?lng=en
Let me know how you feel about it. If you as well have any interesting sites that you want to share with other boxing fans, please let me know. At MuayThaiArt.com/weblog, we’re eager to give you everyday all kinds of stuff about Muay Thai, other types of boxing and even Thailand, so DON’T forget to visit our blog right here!
I was looking for latest news to write about today, but I just found this instead. And I think it’s more interesting than news today actually. I just found out from reading an article at muaythai.co.th that on March 17th every year is “Boxer’s Day” or “National Muay Thai Day” or known in Muay Thai world as “Muay Thai Day”.
So here is a little bit of history. On this exact day in 1774, Nai Kanomtom, the greatest Muay Thai fighter at that time defeated 9 or 10 Burmese opponents with his bare hands when he was captured in Myanmar because of Ayutthaya, the capital city of Thailand back then where Nai Kanom Tom lived was invaded by the Burmese and burned down the city.
Before that you should know what his name came from. Nai means “a man”. And “Kanom Tom” means boiled snack or dessert. He was a hawker in the ancient city of Ayutthaya. However he was also trained Muay Thai.
If you have seen “Ong Bak”, you can see how tough Thai boxers were back in that time. They fight till they drop or till the opponents pray for their life. They don’t have gloves to safe themselves and the other fighters, only ropes (bound-fist-boxing). There were rules but no limits, they fought till they counldn’t.
Anyway, back to Nai Kanom Tom, on that day the King of Myanmar wanted to test his own fighters against Thais to see which one is better; Thai boxing or Burmese boxing. Nai Kanom Tom was chosen to represent the Thais. He fought and defeated 9-10 (according to Wikipedia) opponents.
Of course the King was shock and impressed. He offered him 2 choices of rewards, Money or 2 wives. He chose wives as he thought that money was much easier for him to find. After that he and other Thai prisoners were set free and returned to Thailand as a hero.
Until today, the name of Nai Kanom Tom’s still told and passed on generation to generation as Muay Thai still lives. And March 17th is celebrated “Muay Thai Day” for his feat in his honor and for Muay Thai.