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How to Throw a Muay Thai Body Kick with Perfect Technique

The Muay Thai body kick is one of the most challenging techniques to master. Because the Muay Thai kick incorporates the entire body into the motion, one mistake can throw off the technique. For Thai fighters, the body kick is a basic technique that they master at a young age. It is the first technique that young Thai fighters learn the moment they step into the gym. After a few months of training, these young fighters can already kick with perfect technique. Thai boys learn to perfect the kick by receiving direct feedback after every strike. Thai trainers correct...

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Muay Thai Reading List: 10 Must Read Articles from 2017

One of the reasons we created Muay Thai Pros back in 2012 was to help bridge the knowledge gap for those we don’t have access to world-class Muay Thai. In the last few years, we have written hundreds of articles ranging from different topics like Strategy, fight breakdowns, training, techniques and gear reviews. While you might not get a chance to read every article we write, there are some core ones that you should read. The following are some of the must-read articles from 2017. Bookmark this page and go through each article on the list when you get...

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How to Beat an Aggressive Fighter – Winning the Mental Battle

One of the most feared opponents in Muay Thai is the aggressive fighter. When you face an aggressive fighter, you better be prepared for war. These guys hit hard and will pressure you the entire fight. Learning to counter aggressive fighters is no easy feat. If you have never fought an aggressive opponent, it will take a few fights for you to become comfortable having someone always in your face throwing strikes at you. As you read this article, it is essential to understand the difference between knowing how to counter someone, and actually being able to pull it...

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The Biggest Advantage of Training in Thailand – Improving Your Clinch

The Muay Thai clinch is the one area that sets Muay Thai apart from other striking disciplines. While elbows and knees are useful, the clinch gives a Muay Thai fighter the most significant advantage against other strikers. Clinching is the reason why the largest striking organizations like Glory and Kunlun Fighting do no allow Muay Thai rules. If clinching was allowed, Muay Thai fighters would quickly dominate the competition (they still do anyway). When I describe clinching to people, I often equate it to the ground game of MMA. Fighters who don’t know how to clinch, are the equivalent...

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Why Muay Thai in America Fell Behind the Rest of the World

If you put together a list of the top countries outside of Thailand for Muay Thai, which countries would make your list? Anyone not in the Muay Thai scene would probably assume that America is one of the best Muay Thai destinations outside of Thailand. Unfortunately, American Muay Thai wouldn’t even make the top 10 list of best countries. While there are high-level fighters who come from the America, as a whole, North Americans have been behind the rest of the world forever. Countries like France, England, Australia, Russia, Sweden, and many Eastern European countries have continually produced some...

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