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How to Be a Versatile Fighter – Learning to Be Comfortable Facing Any Fighting Style

When you are matched up against a fighter who comes from the same fighting background, the rules of the dance are understood. You already know what to expect from your opponent because you have danced with similar opponents many times before. Every technique your opponent uses is familiar because you also use the same weapons. Kick, punch, block, move, repeat. Every fighting style has a rhythm that is unique. However, if you face someone from a different fighting background, the rules of the dance change. To become a versatile Muay Thai fighter, you therefore not only need to know how...

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How To Beat Someone Who Is Better Than You In Muay Thai

Let’s face it, you will never be good enough to beat a fighter like Saenchai, and that’s ok. However, with enough training, you can learn to beat fighters who are technically better than you with better timing. A number of fighters have made careers off being able to take down fighters who are better than them on paper. One of the things I’ve learned from watching countless live fights in Thailand is that the better fighter doesn’t always win. I’ve witnessed fighters who had bad technique, scrape out wins against opponents who were technically much better than them. Just...

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A First Round Strategy for Fighting Muay Thai in Thailand

Fighting in Thailand is a much different experience than the West. Arguably, one of the biggest differences is you often don’t know who you are fighting. The promoter might give you a person’s name, but that name will mean nothing to you unless they already have a reputation in the area. You could be fighting a professional from Russia with 50+ fights, a tuk-tuk driver, or a first-time fighter who has less experience than you. Even when promoters tell you who are fighting, most of the time the opponent is going to be completely different than the person they...

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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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7 Offensive Skills that High Level Muay Thai Fighters Possess

In my last article, I talked about defensive skills that are essential to reaching a high level in Muay Thai. This article is going to talk about everyone’s favorite subject: offensive skills At a certain degree, most experienced fighters have the ability to use all of the Muay Thai weapons. However, what separates the best fighters from the rest, is their ability to use these weapons at the right TIME. Timing is everything in a good offense. You don’t have to throw special combinations to land strikes; you just have to throw your technique at the right time. While...

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