Boxing Clever

So you've tried your hand at Thai massage and whipped up green curry at a cooking class. Yawn. How about learning how to take out an opponent with a well-timed kick? Until recently, learning Muay Thai, or Thai kickboxing, in its country of origin has been a strictly no-frills affair—think tin-roofed pavilions with old equipment and nary an electric fan in sight. But looking to tap into Muay Thai's increasing popularity, Thailand's top boxing promoter, Songchai Ratanasuban, has opened the One Songchai Institute of Muay Thai, tel: (66-2) 618 5314, a school attached to the new Bangkok Boxing Stadium. Courses are...

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