Lindsey Newhall

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Meet the American “Kung Fu Panda” Fighting for a Muay Thai Title in Thailand

Told by Western promoters he didn't have "the look" they wanted, Steven Banks moved to a different continent, where his unique appearance was embraced.
Lindsey Newhall
2.22.17
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Inside Bangkok's Sitsongpeenong Gym

A Bangkok gym has built from scratch a reputation for quality training and fierce Thai fighters, all in under a decade.
Lindsey Newhall
8.25.16
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12 Years at Tiger: Insights from the Head Trainer of Thailand's Biggest Gym

When Phet first signed on to be a trainer at a tiny new gym with only a handful of students, he never expected it would explode into the mega-gym it is today.
Lindsey Newhall
8.15.16
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How a Champion Muay Thai Fighter Managed to Avoid Retirement and Keep Fighting

At an age when most fighters have long since retired, decorated Muay Thai champion Lerdsila Phukettopteam is cashing in on the growing fight market in China.
Lindsey Newhall
8.2.16
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The Muay Thai Fighter from the Hill Tribe

A promising young fighter from the hill tribes of northwestern Thailand has one major hurdle in getting to the rings of Bangkok: he's not registered and has no official ID.
Lindsey Newhall
7.21.16
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A Female Thai Fighter's Guide to Life

We continue our series on Muay Thai culture with a discussion with teenage fighter Nong Am about dedicating her life to the art of fighting.
Lindsey Newhall
6.30.16
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Rittidet: Drifting Through a Life of Muay Thai

After a lifetime of bouncing between gyms and regions of the country, an aging Thai fighter has one main goal in mind: to build a home for his family.
Lindsey Newhall
6.24.16
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The Struggles of a Fighting Father: A Conversation with Thailand Pinsinchai

Famous fighter and trainer Thailand Pinsinchai talks about the challenges of raising kids while working in the Muay Thai industry, and the type of fighters he wants his sons to become.
Lindsey Newhall
6.16.16
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The Fighting Twins of Muay Thai

An oral history of growing up in Thailand’s Muay Thai culture as an identical twin.
Lindsey Newhall
6.8.16
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The Moonshining Mayor of Muay Thai

We found a gym in Thailand built on a foundation of hard liquor and local politics.
Lindsey Newhall
6.3.16
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An Australian In Thailand: A Conversation With the Owner of Phuket Top Team

We sat down with Boyd Clarke, the owner of Phuket Top Team, to talk about how to get the most out of training in Thailand, the culture of "bargirls," and building a Muay Thai family business.
Lindsey Newhall
5.31.16
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'No Egos, Only Dedication': Inside Phuket Top Team

On an island saturated with holiday fighters and short-term tourists, Phuket Top Team is trying to keep the family vibe going.
Lindsey Newhall
5.24.16
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