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Watch: Muay Thai Superstar Superlek Faces Off Against Scottish Champion

When I first heard that Superlek Kiatmoo9 was getting matched up with a foreigner from Scotland, I felt like it was a mismatch. This has nothing to do with Christopher’s skills or fight record, it is simply the fact that any fighter outside of the top Lumpinee/Rajadamnern/Channel 7 circuit is going to be in for a tough ride against Superlek. For those of you who don’t know who Superlek is, let me put things into perspective. Superlek is a young star currently in his prime. I’ve seen Superlek fight twice at Rajdamnern stadium, and both times he won. His...

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10 Signs You Have A Good Muay Thai Pad Holder

When you train in Thailand, your pad holder (trainer) plays an essential role in your development. Some people get lucky and end up working with amazing trainers, while other people get the short end of the stick and get someone who doesn’t care. The truth is that most students who come to Thailand can’t recognize the good from the bad. People assume because a pad holder is Thai, they must be amazing. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Additionally, just because a pad holder is popular among foreigners, does not make them a good pad holder. I’ve known some...

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The Benefits of Sparring With Someone That Goes Hard

In most gyms, there is usually one guy (or girl) who has a reputation of sparring too hard. Most of the time this person thinks he/she is going light, even though they aren’t. Most trainers will make sure that people who spar hard get paired with people who are experienced enough to handle the heat. In Thailand, usually, when there is some crazy guy who is trying to knock people out, the Thai trainers don’t let new guys spar with that person. In an ideal world, when you are sparring with someone who is going hard, it means your...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Teep (Part 5) – How to Increase Power in Your Teep

While the teep is a technique that does not require a lot of power to be effective, when you add power to your teep it can be a devastating offensive and defensive weapon. A strong teep can knock an incoming opponent across the ring, or it can even KO an opponent if you place it in the right location. Increasing the power in your teep is something that requires you to master the basic fundamentals before you start trying to throw them with power. As a beginner, you shouldn’t worry about power until you can perform the technique with...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Teep (Part 4) – Learning Where to Place Your Teep

In part 1,2, and 3 of our Muay Thai teep series, we talked about why you should master the teep, how to throw a proper teep and the different types of teeps. In this article, I am going to break down the placement of the teep and how to use it effectively. You will learn about placing your teep for disrupting your opponent versus using your teep to create space and damage your opponent. It is important to understand that there are many variations of the teep. Every fighter has a slightly different technique because of their body type...

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