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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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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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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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Battles in the Ring and Beyond: A Muay Thai Champions Fight Against Cancer

Life can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster, with the many ups and downs we have to face. For Muay Thai World Champion Singtongnoi Por Telakun, his highest points include having a successful Muay Thai career and being one of the greatest Muay Thai World Champions of his era. During his career, he fought and beat some of the best fighters in the world and won the Lumpinee Muay Thai World Championship, the WMC World Championship, and was named Rajadamnern fighter of the year. After retiring, he secured a dream job as a Muay Thai instructor at Evolve MMA in...

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