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Learning To Avoid Distractions and Stay Focused on Your Fundamentals

We live in a world that is filled with distractions. The moment you pick up your phone in the morning, you are bombarded with social media algorithms that are programmed to distract you. For Muay Thai fanatics, this is a good thing. You can follow several different blogs and have a constant stream of new Muay Thai content to satisfy your never-ending desire for all things Muay Thai. When I first started training Muay Thai back in 2006, I remember scrolling through YouTube and looking up all the how-to tutorials online. I get what it feels like to want to soak...

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Learning How To Recognize Patterns In Your Muay Thai Opponent

One of the keys to reaching a higher level in Muay Thai is understanding how to read your opponent. If you can get a correct read on your opponent, it makes it easier to throw them off their game because you can predict what they will do. Every fighter has a set of techniques that they like to use. While every fighter is slightly different, when you spar with enough people you will notice many similarities. Fighters can often be grouped by the ‘style’ of fighting that they use. Some fighters are aggressive and like to push forward for knockouts, while other...

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The Process of Learning in Muay Thai – How to Develop Your Game

If you want to master a technique, it is important that you learn how to do that technique correctly. Practicing a bad technique over and over, will make you really good at performing that bad technique. I know people who have been training Muay Thai for years who have cemented bad habits into their game. These people were never taught how to perform the correct techniques when they first started. Now that they have been practicing for many years, those bad habits have become so ingrained it is now almost impossible to change. I know this from experience. When I first started training over a decade ago,...

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The Importance of Managing Your Expectations Before a Fight

Have you ever wondered why some fighters can look so good in training, but when it comes to the fight they completely choke? Why do some average fighters exceed expectations and perform much better when it matters the most? Taking the right mental approach to a fight will give you the best chance of performing your best. If you perform your best, the results don’t matter. What you don’t want is to walk out of the ring knowing that you didn’t put your best foot forward. What Mental Approach Should We Take? The best thing you can do going...

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How To Come Back Stronger After a Loss: 4 Steps to Success

Losing a Muay Thai fights sucks. The first time I lost tears started streaming out of my eyes moments after I heard the decision. Knowing that I did everything I could to win the fight and still coming up short crushed my spirit. Back then I was young and naive. I believed that I could and should beat anyone as long as I trained hard and believed I could win. While these were good principles to follow, they don’t necessarily mean you will win. When I was winning everything was great. After every victory, my ego grew a little bit bigger. My confidence was correlated to my fight...

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