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Yodsanklai Showcases How to Beat a Kickboxing Opponent

One of the biggest rivalries in stand up striking is Kickboxing vs. Muay Thai. Given the fact that most Kickboxers fighters don’t train with elbows, clinching, or throws, it is only a fair fight if Thai fighters fight under the Kickboxing rules. This means that in every “Kickboxing vs Muay Thai fight,” it is essentially a Kickboxer vs Muay Thai Fighter who isn’t allowed using half of his weapons. Recently, more Thai fighters have been fighting in Kickboxing promotions, in pursuit of a bigger pay day. For Muay Thai fighters who don’t have good boxing skills, this can often result in Knockout losses. This fight between Yodsanklai vs...

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Jomthong Showcases How to Use Boxing in the Muay Thai Ring

Muay Thai is a sport that has evolved from the days of fighters having no boxing skills (see Rick Roufus vs Changpuek), to fighters who have very high level boxing. In the past few decades there has been a shift from fighters only only kick, to an equal number of fighters that like to use their hands. Legends like Somrak and Samart were the first pioneers of what I like to call Muay Thai 2.0, a style of Muay Thai that incorporated high level boxing into the Muay Thai ring. A current example of a Muay Thai 2.0 fighter is Jomthong Chuwattana....

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The Perfect Spinning Back Elbow KO

The spinning elbow is a Muay Thai technique that can change the outcome of a fight. If you are able to set up the spinning elbow correctly, it can be extremely difficult to avoid. This is the favorite technique among many fight fans because of its precision and skill required to land it. In the past few weeks there have been a number of good Thai fighters being KOed from spinning elbows. While it takes a bit of luck to land the perfect spinning elbow, you will never land them if you don’t practice them. This fight between Chanajon PK SaenchaiMuayThaiGym vs Naimjon Tuhtaboev showcased one of the best spinning elbow...

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Fight Breakdown: Superlek vs Pornsanae (Skill vs Power)

In Muay Thai there is a constant battle between skill vs power. Fighters that can strike the perfect balance of skill and power can rise to the top of the ranks. This fight between Superlek and Pornsanae demonstrates a classic example of a technical fighter vs an aggressive fighter who goes out with guns blazing. While Sitmonchai’s style has been effective throughout his career, there are certain downsides to being an aggressive fighter. In Thailand, most fighters prefer to use technique over power. It is considered more glorious to win a close fight on points over winning with a KO. Fighters who fight aggressively often suffer...

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6 Highly Effective Low Kick Combinations for Muay Thai

Low kicks are one of the most feared weapons in Muay Thai because of the pain they inflict. It is quite common to see someone limping around for a few days after a few well placed leg kicks in training. An effective low kick can change the outcome of a fight. Damaging an opponent’s legs will change their fighting style, making them more defensive throughout the course of the fight. While every fighter should have a diverse arsenal of attacks at their disposal, the low kick is one of the most effective tools that can be used. Disclaimer: I am not responsible...

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