Muay Thai Interview : Ulf “Uffe” Byman – The White Tiger

Posted in fighters on March 13th, 2007

Like we mentioned in a previous post , we want to let Muay Thai fighter show off to the world !

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Today we will be interviewing : Ulf “Uffe” Byman known as The White Tiger

The white tiger

Age: 20
Marital Status: Single
Home: Stockholm, Sweden

What kind of job do you do? For how long?

I study computer networking.

Why do you box?

I have always been interested in martial arts since I started Ju-Jutsu when I was 6 years old.

When I was 14 my martial arts interest was big and me and my parents were going to Thailand.

I have never liked boxing but I heard that muay Thai was the national sport of Thailand so I just thought about looking at it.

I saw it for the first time in the stadium of Phuket Town and was in love with it at first sight.

So when I got home I started to train it.

I also do martial arts for the philosophy of it. I don’t like sports just with fighting.

That’s what I like with muay Thai. You have deep cultural aspects of it to.

I’d like to ask about the history of muay Thai. Are you a student of past Thai boxers? Do you study the history?

Yes, as I mentioned above. The history and cultural aspect of muay Thai is a big interest for me.

I never fight without armbands and I always do Ram Muay.

I try to learn as much I can about history of muay Thai.

How many times a week do you train? For how long?

I go to the club about 3 times a week and the passes are about one and a half hour.

Then I run 8 km 2 times a week. I also practice with a friend about one time a week.

Uffe Andy thailand muaythai

How does your body get used to the punishment of taking blows in the ring?

Its all about long intense training. When you spare and get hit you get use to it. It doesn’t have to be hard.

But you get used to it with the years. And as the years go by you hit harder and get used to harder hits.

For the shins I would say bag kicking is the beast way to make them more resistant to punishment.

The bags in Thailand is the hardest bags I have ever kick and I think that is much the help to thai fighters.

As you train you strengthen your body and build muscle with helps much to take the punishment.

Do you do anything besides muay thai?

Yes. I read a lot .

I like to be social.

Then music is a big interest for me. So go to concerts and so on I also like.

But the biggest interest in my life is martial arts.

What is your best achievement so far in muay thai?

I have two. The first was when I was in Thailand and trained with the Thais.

I am going back soon to train more there.

But it is such a thing to do when you train muay Thai. Its different from training at home at your own club. Its much different.

The second one was my first fight.

I lost it but it was my first fight and I was so happy just to have done it.

What are the most important things in your life?

Love. Hard training and helping other people live a good and happy life.

I like to help people and feeling good by making other people feel good.

How important is money for you?

Money is the key to life. If you don’t have money you will starve to death. So I guess its important.

But money is not what counts in life. Its how you live your own life that matters.

What would you change about your life, past or present?

Change my martial status to having a girlfriend and to get a good job.

What are your plans or dreams for the future?

My dream is to become Swedish Muay Thai Champion in my weight.

That maybe happen in 2008 with the Swedish Championship then.

Other dreams is to become an instructor.

As I mentioned above. I like to help people. And helping people with training is one of my biggest interest.

Other plans for the future is to go back to Thailand and be a better muay Thai fighter.

What about a pack of cigarettes?

I have never taken a sip of a cigarette and I am not going to do that in my life time.

One last question. Where do you train Thaii boxing?

I train at a gym called “Slagskeppet” in Stockholm.

phuket muay thai training gym

Muay Thai News

Posted in Muay Thai on February 27th, 2007

The thai-boxing (Muay Thai Fan club) is happy to announce to offer a new free service for the Members .

If you are a Muay Thai Boxer and would like to show off to the world , We will be happy to post about you , even we will post your pictures !

All what you need to do is contact us and we will send you some questions .

Muay Thai boxing email

If you are a boxer you can see the other version of this site (Boxing news)

The Interview will look similar to this : Donny Bonini

Also The Thai boxing has opened a new mini store , where you can buy some Thai boxing fight , you can check it here : Muay Thai Store

The Roundhouse Kick

Posted in Muay Thai Boxing tutorials on February 24th, 2007

The Roundhouse Kick: The trademark offensive technique of Muay Thai.

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Thai boxers possess the most powerful martial arts kick in the world. No other martial art throws the roundhouse kick in the same manner.

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Once of the distinguishing traits of the Muay Thai roundhouse kick is that fighters kick with the shinbone instead of the foot.

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It’s highly possible to knock out or even cripple an opponent with a single blow to the neck or jaw.

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This Lessons is presented by Master Kumron Vaitayanon …

Master K or Kumron Vaitayanon … grew up about 45 minutes outside of Bangkok, in the city of Prapradang, his father was the city mayor. At the age of eight, Master K asked his mother to buy him a heavy bag so he could practice Muay Thai.

His mother, being aware of the whims of children, didn’t want to buy him a heavy bag only to see it hanging unused after a short time. However, she gave Master K a large sack of rice.

Master K, disgusted but determined, hung the sack of rice and started kicking.

It wasn’t until he had kicked his way through several sacks of rice that his mother bought him his first heavy bag

MUAY THAI

Posted in Muay Thai on December 25th, 2006

Muay Thai is one of the most difficult Martial Art technique. This is basically a Thai boxing. Muay Thai is better known as “The Science of Eight Limbs”.

Muay Thai is national sport of Thailand. Muay Thai is as similar as Muay Boran. There are many techniques under Muay Thai like- Punching technique, Elbow techniques, Knee techniques, Foot techniques, Kicking techniques and other like defense against attack. Muay thai is one of the famous martial art techniques in the world specially in Thailand.

The Tiger King is one of the most popular among muay Thai practices. King Naresuan is the on of the best player himself of this game. He say that muay Thai is one of the essential part of military man of his time. earlier muay Thai is dangerous game because there is no safety gear will be allowed.

But in now day there is Boxing glows, other safety gear are allowed in games. But shirt & Shoes are not allowed. Game is as between 2 in five rounds each round is of 3 minute and have 2 minute break in between each round. Winner is decided by the judges.

Judges decides the winner of the round and in the end of the winner is the winner of most of the round. But some time winner knockout the opponent. there are many moves in muay Thai like HAK KOR AIYARA in this the contender pull down there opponent and attack with his knee on the face.

another is KHUN YAK PA NANG in this defensive move against the punch VIROON HOK KLUB in this they defence against kick by moving there elbow on opponent face and many like PAK LOOK THOY this is basic trick of Muay Thai.

There is some unlocking techniques like MONTHO NANG TAN this is one of the most advance tricks in which they attach on the opponent by siting on his leg and attack by elbow So on there is so many tricks and defence.

In Thailand several institute for practicing for muay Thai. By which general citizen can trained and be a muay Thai fighter.

Muay Thai is one of the greatest MARTIAL ART techniques.

MUAY THAI FIGHT Somruk Kumsing Kamal Jamal

Posted in fights on December 20th, 2006

This Muay Thai fight is between SOMRUK KUMSING and Kamal Jamal .

It’s a 4 Rounds of super intense fight between the two fighters .

Both fighter fought with passion and gave 110% of there power .

But like most of Muay Thai FIGHTS , there is only 1 winner at the end , Enjoy This MUAY THAI BOXING fight provided for free by www.thai-boxing.org .

Click play to watch the thaiboe fight :