Muay Thai Fact #5 – No Women Allowed

With Muay Thai having it’s deep roots in hand-to-hand combat on the battlefield, there also comes deep-rooted traditions that are part of the cultural experience in Thailand. This Muay Thai Fact might come as a shock to you, but to this day, women aren’t even allowed in the ring at the big stadiums (Lumpinee & Rajadamnern) in Bangkok. It’s not just Bangkok though, it’s thought to be “bad luck” to have women in the ring. There are stories in regards to this Muay Thai Fact, but we are seeing more and more women being able to fight at many of the smaller stadiums and events in Thailand. There is even a promotion called “Muay Thai Angels” pushing for more women’s competition in Thailand.

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Jonathan Puu

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