Muay Thai

Muay Thai (มวยไทย) is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline, which includes combat on foot, is known as “the art of eight limbs” as it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet, making a full-contact fighter very efficient. Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the twentieth century. A professional league is governed by the World Muay Thai Council.

Muay Thai Every Corner

Muay Thai is the national sport in Thailand and considered one of the most violent combat sports. But, is it just about fighting? Thai people believe in this legendary tradition as an art and a whole way of life based on respect and sacrifice. Jump on the ring and find out about the essence of […]

Blake the Snake racks up 50 fights

Blake Lumphini stadium A total of 6 months back in Thailand. 9 fights in 5 months. Roughly a fight every two weeks I knew the rural lads were nuts but i didn’t think they would have that much of an influence and make me as crazy with my fighting. I guess when the moneys getting […]

Thai Boxing Interclub a huge success

The afternoon of Saturday 25 June saw the return of competitive Thai Boxing to Wanaka with Sitnarong Muay Thai Wanaka hosting an interclub free sparring day at Club Phzique at the Oakridge resort. A large crowd gathered to see fighters from Christchurch, Wanaka and Queenstown matched up on the day and go for three by […]

Thailand Diary – First Month

Blake with kru Tao, and Eck, plus a monk who is friends with kru Tao Bangkok   After a wary flight from Dunedin to Bangkok I arrived to the sweltering heat of the Thai hot season, thankfully my Bangkok hotel had air-con. After a much needed sleep the next day I headed to Wat Tong […]

Blake Returns To Thailand For His Final Stint In The Ring

Blake began training in martial arts 15 years ago, and in 1998 started Thai Boxing under Rene DeJoux along with James Musen. While Blake has had many training and sparring partners who he has trained with over the years, he says he only considers to have trained under 5 or so teachers. He puts his success […]

Thai Boxing first for New Zealand

Fight Photos used with the permission of Dana Reid. Dunedin’s Blake ‘the Snake’ Tomlinson and Wellington’s Jordan Wehrman made history on Saturday, November 13th when they contested the first Thai boxing match with rope bound hands in New Zealand. In the 1920s and earlier in Thailand rope bound hands were the fighter’s only hand protection […]

Blake the Snake

Blake Tomlinson of Dunedin remembers as a youngster hearing of his father's dabbling in boxing and this may well been what sparked his interest in the fight game. Blake was born in 1981 at Dunedin and attended Kings High School. He began his training in martial arts initially at age 15 in the style of […]