ESCAPING THE FULL NELSON You'll find the full nelson in Muay Thai, wrestling, MMA, and other combat sports. It's a common attack no doubt. It's a simple way to restrain someone and everyone knows how to do it, whether it's on the street or on the school playground. Because this is a really simple move to apply, even for non-fighters, there have been a few cases reported of injuries from incompetent application of the full
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5 TIPS THAT WILL CHANGE HOW YOU CLINCH Something that sets Muay Thai apart from most other types of striking is the clinch. Unfortunately, the clinch is also something many people struggle with because of: Poor technique Fear of getting swept Lack of clinch training Some/All of the above Clinching is one of those things that the better your technique, the stronger you are, because you know how to use your strength efficiently and exactly
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HOW TO CATCH A KICK & SWEEP Martial arts is about control. One of the best forms of control in striking is when you've caught a leg. When you've caught your opponent's leg, they cease to be a threat. Because you have their leg, their movement is inhibited. Because they're standing on one leg, their balance is compromised. Because their balance is compromised, they cannot generate power. How often do you see a fight where someone
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THE CROATIAN COP ROUTS THE AXE MURDERER On April 28th, 2002, Mirko Cro Cop vs. Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva gave us one of the most intense stare downs in the history of combat sports and delivered on one of the most exciting fights that kept fans on the edge of their seats. You can read about the first encounter between the Croatian Cop and the Axe Murderer here. The fight went the distance and
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WHEN A CROATIAN COP MET AN AXE MURDERER More than 15 years ago at PRIDE 20: Armed and Ready, two of the most destructive individuals ever fought one another in PRIDE for the first time. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipiovic was undertaking his 4th professional MMA fight under the PRIDE banner against the more seasoned Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva. Wanderlei and Mirko didn't care for each other that much, but there was really no true
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HOW (& WHY) ROYAL BLOOD SPILLED OVER A ROSE [caption id="attachment_12695" align="alignright" width="355"] UFC.com[/caption] November 4, Madison Square Garden, UFC 217. On a night of regicidal chaos, a powerful and seemingly invincible queen fell. Joanna Jędrzejczyk was knocked to the ground, scrambling to recover in a turtled position. It wasn’t long before she found herself tapping to strikes as Big John McCarthy stepped in to save her. The only champion in UFC strawweight history to
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Thailand Sanctions Fights For Prison Parole Prize Muay Thai is an ancient sport, and with anything ancient, there come legends that border on historical truth. There is a popular story about a man named Naikhanomtom, who was kept as a prisoner by Burmese soldiers after the prosperous coastal capital Ayutthaya was captured. The Burmese king told Naikhanomtom that if he could defeat his best soldiers, his freedom would be granted. Naikhanomtom defeated the ten best
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The Muay Thai Guys Podcast - Episode 72 Sometimes you just gotta hit record and just talk Muay Thai - and that's exactly what Paul and I did in the most recent podcast episode. With so much going on in the Muay Thai scene it's easy to find things to talk about, such as: [caption id="attachment_11050" align="alignright" width="206"] Ognjen Topic going for a sweep against Tum SItyodtong at MSG. Photo by @Walt_Zink_Photography[/caption] The 'Thailand Prison Fights'
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What Is A Sak Yant Tattoo? And How Do I Get One in Thailand? Sak yant are traditional Thai tattoos. Literally meaning “tattoo yantra”, they are believed to be magical and give the bearer protection, strength, good fortune, and more, depending on the yantra received. Sak yant is extremely popular in the Muay Thai community, namely in those that have visited Thailand. With geometric shapes and depictions of animals and gods, sak yant is as
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GEAR Q&A: HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR EQUIPMENT In order to train Muay Thai, you will need to have gear, the quality of which will have a huge impact on your training. Whether you have difficulty deciding which is best, or need advice on how to maintain your gear, these five commonly-asked questions about Muay Thai equipment. Q: "WHAT SIZE GLOVES SHOULD I GET?" It’s best to get two different glove sizes: one for sparring and
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Annihilate The Heavy Bag!   The heavy bag is undoubtedly an important piece of training equipment. Bag exercises not only build up endurance and strength, but hone technique and help one develop and perfect combinations. There are many useful exercises, but here is a selection of five to experiment with during the next training session.   #1: 100 Push Kicks/Teeps Focus on accuracy and control. When you kick, time each one with the backswing of
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  "The Best Punching Bag I've Ever Used" [caption id="attachment_11005" align="alignright" width="296"] The author with his home tire bag.[/caption]   I’ve used many punching bags: Thai bags, teardrop bags, even those old-school Century dummies. It wasn’t until a trip to Thailand that I got to sample the tire bag. I was hooked. Like a vacationing foreigner on a ladyboy, I banged that thing to hell and back. Once I got back to the States, I forgot
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HOW TO CATCH A KICK & SWEEP Martial arts is about control. One of the best forms of control in striking is when you've caught a leg. When you've caught your opponent's leg, they cease to be a threat. Because you have their leg, their movement is inhibited. Because they're standing on one leg, their balance is compromised. Because their balance is compromised, they cannot generate power. How often do you see a fight where someone
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FROM QUITTER... TO ACTOR Of all the New Years Resolutions you have set, how many have you stuck to? I hope that you've stuck to at least to the most important ones. However, if you're like most, you may have strayed from them already. There is no need to bow your head in shame. All you have to do is to get back to it. Don't follow the downward spiral and let it get worse.
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WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH... Have you ever thought about giving up? Most of us have thought about giving up, whether it's giving up a dream or giving up in the middle of a workout. It's tempting. It's easy to give up, to put a stop to the struggle, the chase. It's easy to give in to temptation, to laziness, to weakness. But, of course, when you do give up, you regret it. Even if
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Fighting Doesn't Come Cheap (Even For Champs) [caption id="attachment_11917" align="alignright" width="340"] You think winning shiny gold belts is affordable??[/caption] As Sean "Muay Thai Guy" Fagan will tell you himself, becoming a champion in the art of eight limbs is not an inexpensive venture. Even most professional fighters need to take up a job of some sort in order to make a living for themselves. With a proper Muay Thai gym membership being at least two
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THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND OLYMPIC MUAY THAI If you haven't already heard, there are big things in store for the sport of Muay Thai. Muay Thai has been granted provisional status in the Olympics, which could very well mean the sport is approaching a much larger international stage than the one it currently occupies. One of the main forces at work behind the scenes to make the art of eight limbs an Olympic sport is Thiago
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SYLVIE: THE FACE OF WOMEN'S MUAY THAI SPEAKS Chances are, you’ve at least heard of her name. She runs a blog called 8limbs and has earned quite a large following over the years. She’s what you can consider someone who has made history, and she will continue to do so. She is Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu. After hitting her goal of 200 fights (and accomplishing it a year earlier than she had projected), she has the most number
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TAREC SAFFIEDINE ON THE UFC, KARATE & MANGA   [caption id="attachment_12880" align="alignright" width="355"] Credit / ufc.com[/caption] He started off as a bullied high school kid in Belgium, but now he’s the greatest MMA fighter to come out of the country. He quit his first martial art in exchange for a rare karate style just so that he could pursue tougher competition. He is Tarec "Sponge" Saffiedine, the first Belgian to win a world title in the
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DEVELOPING WORK ETHIC IN MARTIAL ARTS As part of our continuing theme of connecting martial arts to ideas of self-improvement, today we explore two traits you will develop through training in martial arts: an uncompromising work ethic and positivity. At first thought, these seem to be contrary ideas -- fighting vs. positivity. To the untrained eye, perhaps fighting does seem the opposite of positive, as it inflicts damage and causes destruction. The truth is that
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THREE TOP COACHES WITHOUT TOP ACCOLADES [caption id="attachment_13140" align="alignright" width="360"] Credit: Esther Lin, mmafighting.com[/caption] Coaches get slack from casual fans, who think these sideliners are either washed-up, untalented or some combination thereof. A world champion may have the experience but not necessarily the communication skills to pass on their knowledge clearly. Quite the opposite, a regular fighter who may never be a world champion yet has the talent to see gaps and convey them succinctly
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WHAT I WISH I KNEW BEFORE MY SMOKER The idea of stepping into the ring in whatever capacity is something so foreign to fresh newcomers to Muay Thai. It’s one that I never thought that would happen, and here I am just a few hours after my first smoker (or interclub, if you’re British) and I’ve learnt a few lessons, as it was a rather brutal affair. Stepping into the ring is something that shouldn’t
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MUAY THAI MONDAY... TRAINING IN THAILAND Have you ever wanted to train in Thailand? You must have. Culinary students want to go to Paris, BJJ practitioners want to go to Brazil, and nak muays want Thailand. But it's not easy. Well, we're here to make it easy. If you want a step-by-step guide to training in Thailand, Sean Fagan is your man. This week on Muay Thai Monday, Sean Fagan is covering every single thing you need to
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MUAY THAI MONDAY... NUTRITION & WEIGHT CUT Want to get the most out of training? Then be mindful of what you put into your body. Cars need the proper fuel to function properly and so do we. The better the fuel, the better you will function. But the world of nutrition is a tricky one. There are endless fads that come and go, endless arguments about what's the best way to diet, endless arguments about
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Muay Thai Monday... Turning Dreams Into Reality As the saying goes, "a goal without a plan is just a wish." Wishes rarely come true, so let's figure out how to set plans and attack goals. This week on Muay Thai Mondays, Sean Fagan is discussing how to set goals and plan your milestones so you can be more productive, successful, and satisfied. Each week, Sean will host a live stream on his Facebook page Muay Thai
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MUAY THAI NEWS YOU CAN USE! Muay Thai Weekly — a collection of the latest and greatest headlines, hearsay and hair-raising hits from the Muay Thai world. Each week, you’ll find a fresh new Muay Thai Weekly video feature here at Muay Thai Guy, in which we outline exactly what went down in Muay Thai in the last seven days. Coming up right now on Muay Thai Weekly: Belts won and lost at Lion Fight 40 Yodsanklai Fairtex vs. Enriko
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MUAY THAI WEEKLY! ALL THE LATEST NEWS "Muay Thai journalism" is not something you'll find so easily in the West. While fans of combat sports like MMA enjoy near round-the-clock reporting, Muay Thai fighters, fights and events are not reliably reported by English-speaking news outlets. Enter Muay Thai Weekly -- a collection of the latest and greatest news and results from the Muay Thai world. Each week you'll find a fresh Muay Thai Weekly video feature
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Legendary Dutch Trainer Talks Technique & Fight Life [caption id="attachment_11655" align="alignright" width="340"] Courtesy of Lucien Carbin. facebook.com/lucien.carbin[/caption] A champion in karate, savate and Muay Thai, and a pioneer of the Dutch style of kickboxing that dominated the kickboxing competitive circuit for many years. His style is incredibly unique to him and his students. Despite a start in kickboxing more than 40 years ago, Lucien Carbin remains one of the finest coaches in kickboxing today. He is
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Photo Essay: A Striking Evening In Connecticut  Lion Fight 37 is in the books and already many are calling it the best set of fights put on in the promotion's short history. The penultimate scrap on Friday July 28 at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino featured a new cruiserweight title belt up for grabs, with two fighters each putting their undefeated records on the line. Then, in the main event, a champion would work to defend
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Feed The Beast: Pre- & Post-Workout Nutrition [caption id="attachment_12386" align="alignright" width="350"] The Muay Thai Guy takes pre- and post-workout nutrition seriously, so you should too![/caption] It’s a simple fact of life but it never gets any less true: food is your body's fuel. If the fight is won in the gym, then it’s also won in the kitchen. Your athletic performance will never reach its peak if you don’t have a healthy diet to back
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It's Possible To Train Muay Thai And Work A 9-5 There may be some of you who are living your dream of training and fighting Muay Thai full-time but for most nak muay, the journey in the art of eight limbs has to contend with another pressing, everyday struggle: the day job. Some of us have engaging careers that we’re very passionate about and want to continue alongside our training. Others have dreams of fighting and coaching
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Optimizing Carbohydrates for Muay Thai Athletes There has been a recent increase in the popularity of high fat, low carb diets, and as a direct result, carbohydrates have become somewhat demonized within the health and fitness industry. Carbohydrates have been described as the cause of cardiovascular and metabolic disease, as well as immune system disorders, and of course, the current obesity epidemic plaguing the nation. Interestingly, this is not the entire story. While a low
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THREE TOP COACHES WITHOUT TOP ACCOLADES [caption id="attachment_13140" align="alignright" width="360"] Credit: Esther Lin, mmafighting.com[/caption] Coaches get slack from casual fans, who think these sideliners are either washed-up, untalented or some combination thereof. A world champion may have the experience but not necessarily the communication skills to pass on their knowledge clearly. Quite the opposite, a regular fighter who may never be a world champion yet has the talent to see gaps and convey them succinctly
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TRAIN WITH PAIN: ADAPTING TO CHRONIC PAIN Anyone who has ever trained Muay Thai knows that it can be tough. For someone with a chronic pain condition, who faces extra challenges in their day-to-day life, training can produce a whole host of new challenges. I have fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition which causes widespread pain in the joints, muscles and nerves, as well as persistent fatigue and other problems such as cognition issues, stomach problems,
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3 WAYS MUAY THAI TRANSFORMS YOUR LIFE  A lot of people approach me and ask questions like, “What’s it like to do Muay Thai?” or “What can Muay Thai do for me?” I never know exactly how to answer. Some people are looking for a "get fit quick" program and whilst it is a great way to get fit, Muay Thai requires a lot of perseverance. Muay Thai just isn’t a sport for most people
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THE MUAY THAI GUYS PODCAST – Episode 90 I say it all the time, Muay Thai has changed my life. I do not know what I would be doing if it wasn't for Muay Thai. Muay Thai gave me discipline, purpose, confidence, and so much more. Today, we're going to talk to someone who went from homelessness to stardom because of martial arts and athletics: Eddie "Silky Smooth" Abasolo If you're in a rough place in
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THE MUAY THAI GUYS PODCAST – Episode 89 Training with a team is completely irreplaceable. But not everyone has access to a team 24/7. Schedules conflict, some train full-time, some train part-time, or maybe family or work obligations get in the way. That's why it is essential that you know how to train solo. At the end of the day, it's you in that ring. For example, everyone knows who Georges St. Pierre is. He's got an awesome team
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THE MUAY THAI GUYS PODCAST – Episode 88 "Could we see Muay Thai become an Olympic sport in Paris 2024?" We are beyond excited to have the director and founder of the US Muay Thai Open himself, Thiago Azeredo. It's an exciting time to be a nak muay. Muay Thai is growing every single day, and one of the awesome people spearheading that growth is Thiago. The main topic of conversation  of today's episode is
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MUAY THAI WEEKLY! ALL THE LATEST NEWS "Muay Thai journalism" is not something you'll find so easily in the West. While fans of combat sports like MMA enjoy near round-the-clock reporting, Muay Thai fighters, fights and events are not reliably reported by English-speaking news outlets. Enter Muay Thai Weekly -- a collection of the latest and greatest news and results from the Muay Thai world. Each week you'll find a fresh Muay Thai Weekly video feature
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RECAP: GLORY 48 IN PHOTOS GLORY 48 returned to Madison Square Garden in New York with ten electrifying bouts and two title belts on the line. The event featured two former UFC veterans making their kickboxing debuts, as well as a headline fight featuring a local favorite in the New York area. Follow Walt Zink on Instagram for more savage fight pics. [gallery type="slideshow" size="full" ids="12953,12952,12951,12950"] KEVIN VANNOSTRAND vs. ANVAR BOYZNAZAROV Anvar was coming off
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'King of Lethwei' Dispatches American Challenger   [caption id="attachment_11895" align="alignright" width="315"] Credit: Myanmar Lethwei World Championship[/caption] Last weekend, in Yangon, Myanmar, Dave “The Nomad” Leduc defended his Lethwei world title against crafty American fighter Cyrus Washington. This was Leduc’s fourth title defense in eight months. Although the fight was declared a draw under Lethwei rules, Dave clearly came out on top by applying pressure, drawing blood, and backing his opponent down.  We spoke to Leduc just
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5 TIPS THAT WILL CHANGE HOW YOU CLINCH Something that sets Muay Thai apart from most other types of striking is the clinch. Unfortunately, the clinch is also something many people struggle with because of: Poor technique Fear of getting swept Lack of clinch training Some/All of the above Clinching is one of those things that the better your technique, the stronger you are, because you know how to use your strength efficiently and exactly
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THE HOW-TO OF HELLBOWS: VOLUME I When fans think of this sport, they first imagine razor-sharp elbows cutting through the air and slashing skin from skulls. Whereas boxing is all about the hands, Muay Thai is defined by its elbows. A well-placed elbow is a close range, devastating strike that is woefully underused in the West. This is surprising as they are one of the most diverse weapons a fighter can have in their arsenal.
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KIDS LOVE THIS NINJA CIRCLE WARM UP There can't be a good workout without a good warm up. If you don't warm up, not only will you get less out of training, but you will probably get yourself injured. Warming up, however, is not nearly as exciting as the main chunk of training, otherwise known as the workout. If you're trying to get your kids into martial arts, anything that isn't fun is going to
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TRAIN LIKE A THAI WHERE IT ALL BEGAN <<< Recommended Reading: Muay Thai Mondays - "Training In Thailand" >>> For some nak muays, training in Thailand is a rite of passage. Perhaps it's the sense of ancient wonder and beauty that many associate with the country. Maybe some feel that time spent kicking down rubber trees on Thai soil imbues them with mighty power of some kind. Maybe they just really dig pad thai. Whatever the
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7 Differences When Training Muay Thai in Thailand So you’ve been training for a while now and are thinking of making the so-called rite of passage trip to a Muay Thai training camp in Thailand. Or perhaps you are just starting out and think the best option is to jump in with both feet - and where can you get a fuller training experience than where Muay Thai originated? If you’ve never trained in Thailand before, a
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Where Sport & Poverty Intersect, Kids Suffer When I was five years old, I would dream of being an astronaut, or a policeman, or a footballer. I would run around with my friends playing make-believe, watching cartoons, playing with action figures and toy cars, going to school every day, and taking all of these things for granted. I had a meal on the table every night, a roof over my head and clothes on my
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 Visiting the Gym of the Most Famous Muay Thai Fighter of All Time In episode #2 of Discovering The Real Thailand, Andy Tiet settles into Bangkok and scopes out his potential training options before deciding to take a taxi cab across the busy city to train at the world famous Banchamek Gym with Buakaw INCLUDING an epic sparring session with the legend himself! But before all of that, Andy hits the streets of Bangkok via
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The Muay Thai Guys Podcast – Episode 67 [caption id="attachment_10816" align="alignright" width="350"] Photo credit: @walt_zink_photography[/caption] Friday night at Foxwoods Casino marked the 36th show of the top US Muay Thai promotion, Lion Fight. Co-headlining the card was two highly skilled fighters who also happened to be friends of Nak Muay Nation, Paul "The Reaper" Banasiak, and seasoned veteran Brett Hlavacek... and they didn't disappoint. Both fighters showed tremendous poise, precision and technique throughout the 5
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The #1 Online Muay Thai Community & Training Resource https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcwsQvhYQMs Our goal for the new Nak Muay Nation 2.0 is to create a martial arts platform where passionate Muay Thai students come together to bolster their knowledge and sharpen their skills in this deadly art. Once signed up, you have instant access to an entire video library of detailed technique tutorials, intense drills, historic fight breakdowns, and tons of other premier training material. It’s a
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ESCAPING THE FULL NELSON You'll find the full nelson in Muay Thai, wrestling, MMA, and other combat sports. It's a common attack no doubt. It's a simple way to restrain someone and everyone knows how to do it, whether it's on the street or on the school playground. Because this is a really simple move to apply, even for non-fighters, there have been a few cases reported of injuries from incompetent application of the full
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TRAIN LIKE A SUPERHERO! Wonder Woman is one of the most beloved characters in all of comic books. Why not aspire to achieve her peak-form body and functionality? (Lasso mastery is optional.) Wonder Woman is an Amazonian. She is a warrior. This is a fun workout you can try in the gym that incorporates fun with function. The key is intensity. If you want a tough workout, you must be tough on yourself. Perform the
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FROM QUITTER... TO ACTOR Of all the New Years Resolutions you have set, how many have you stuck to? I hope that you've stuck to at least to the most important ones. However, if you're like most, you may have strayed from them already. There is no need to bow your head in shame. All you have to do is to get back to it. Don't follow the downward spiral and let it get worse.
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GLORY 42: Doumbe Proves Speed Kills With Glory 44 just two days away, Cedric Doumbe looks to defend his title against Murthel Groenhart and extend his reign as the GLORY welterweight world champion. The two are no strangers to each other and fought back at GLORY 28, where Doumbe earned a decision win. While many are not convinced by the close decisions Doumbe has won, there have definitely been some consistencies in his fighting style that are
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PART I: Leduc Set To Defend Lethwei Title In 5 Days [caption id="attachment_11812" align="alignright" width="350"] Courtesy of @kingleduc on Instagram.[/caption] In just five days, the Nomad wanders no longer. On August 20, the reigning Lethwei open weight champion Dave “The Nomad” Leduc will defend his title against veteran fighter Cyrus Washington at the Myanmar Lethwei World Championships. The Canadian Leduc, who now calls Myanmar his home, will represent that country and fight under its flag. The
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Gökhan Saki To Make September 23 UFC Debut  [caption id="attachment_11509" align="alignright" width="300"] facebook.com/therebelsaki[/caption] This. Is. Happening. Two-time Dutch and Euro Champ in Muay Thai. K-1 World GP finalist in 2006. K-1 Champ in 2008. A heavy-hitting, lightning-quick kickboxing juggernaut. I don’t know about you, but I am thrilled to see what the legend and original GLORY Light Heavyweight Champion, Gokhan Saki, can do inside the octagon. With that being written, let’s temper our expectations. While he has consistently been
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ESCAPING THE FULL NELSON You'll find the full nelson in Muay Thai, wrestling, MMA, and other combat sports. It's a common attack no doubt. It's a simple way to restrain someone and everyone knows how to do it, whether it's on the street or on the school playground. Because this is a really simple move to apply, even for non-fighters, there have been a few cases reported of injuries from incompetent application of the full
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HOW TO CATCH A KICK & SWEEP Martial arts is about control. One of the best forms of control in striking is when you've caught a leg. When you've caught your opponent's leg, they cease to be a threat. Because you have their leg, their movement is inhibited. Because they're standing on one leg, their balance is compromised. Because their balance is compromised, they cannot generate power. How often do you see a fight where someone
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MUAY THAI NEWS YOU CAN USE! Muay Thai Weekly — a collection of the latest and greatest headlines, hearsay and hair-raising hits from the Muay Thai world. Each week, you’ll find a fresh new Muay Thai Weekly video feature here at Muay Thai Guy, in which we outline exactly what went down in Muay Thai in the last seven days. Coming up right now on Muay Thai Weekly: Belts won and lost at Lion Fight 40 Yodsanklai Fairtex vs. Enriko
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SYLVIE: THE FACE OF WOMEN'S MUAY THAI SPEAKS Chances are, you’ve at least heard of her name. She runs a blog called 8limbs and has earned quite a large following over the years. She’s what you can consider someone who has made history, and she will continue to do so. She is Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu. After hitting her goal of 200 fights (and accomplishing it a year earlier than she had projected), she has the most number
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DEVELOPING WORK ETHIC IN MARTIAL ARTS As part of our continuing theme of connecting martial arts to ideas of self-improvement, today we explore two traits you will develop through training in martial arts: an uncompromising work ethic and positivity. At first thought, these seem to be contrary ideas -- fighting vs. positivity. To the untrained eye, perhaps fighting does seem the opposite of positive, as it inflicts damage and causes destruction. The truth is that
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THREE TOP COACHES WITHOUT TOP ACCOLADES [caption id="attachment_13140" align="alignright" width="360"] Credit: Esther Lin, mmafighting.com[/caption] Coaches get slack from casual fans, who think these sideliners are either washed-up, untalented or some combination thereof. A world champion may have the experience but not necessarily the communication skills to pass on their knowledge clearly. Quite the opposite, a regular fighter who may never be a world champion yet has the talent to see gaps and convey them succinctly
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18-Minute Workout You Can Do At Home Perform this workout anywhere, even in the comfort of your own home. However, let's be honest, it's not going to be very comfortable. But it can be fun! This is a workout that maximizes effectiveness and efficiency. High-intensity maximizes the amount of calories burned, and the exercises build and improve your fighting repertoire. This is an 18-minute workout consisting of 3 sets of a circuit of 6 exercises.
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The 21 Minute Upper Body Challenge [caption id="attachment_10269" align="alignright" width="291"] This workout is created by Mike Rao of www.fatshredderkickboxing.com[/caption] You must know how important it is to have a strong upper body for both men and women (especially as Muay Thai practitioners). But besides just helping improve the power in your strikes, a strong upper body also helps prevent injuries as an individual ages, especially when performing basic functions in everyday life. Even movements like mowing the
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Shoulder Warm Up/Workout on Pads Ever wonder what's up with that Mayweather pad work? Well, this will surely give you a peek at what's underneath. A workout won't be a good workout without a good warm up. Your body is like an elastic band, if you stretch it while it's cold, it's going to snap. We're here to train, so, obviously, we don't want to go to Snap City. However, what makes this warm up/workout
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ESCAPING THE FULL NELSON You'll find the full nelson in Muay Thai, wrestling, MMA, and other combat sports. It's a common attack no doubt. It's a simple way to restrain someone and everyone knows how to do it, whether it's on the street or on the school playground. Because this is a really simple move to apply, even for non-fighters, there have been a few cases reported of injuries from incompetent application of the full
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5 TIPS THAT WILL CHANGE HOW YOU CLINCH Something that sets Muay Thai apart from most other types of striking is the clinch. Unfortunately, the clinch is also something many people struggle with because of: Poor technique Fear of getting swept Lack of clinch training Some/All of the above Clinching is one of those things that the better your technique, the stronger you are, because you know how to use your strength efficiently and exactly
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HOW TO CATCH A KICK & SWEEP Martial arts is about control. One of the best forms of control in striking is when you've caught a leg. When you've caught your opponent's leg, they cease to be a threat. Because you have their leg, their movement is inhibited. Because they're standing on one leg, their balance is compromised. Because their balance is compromised, they cannot generate power. How often do you see a fight where someone
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THE HOW-TO OF HELLBOWS: VOLUME I When fans think of this sport, they first imagine razor-sharp elbows cutting through the air and slashing skin from skulls. Whereas boxing is all about the hands, Muay Thai is defined by its elbows. A well-placed elbow is a close range, devastating strike that is woefully underused in the West. This is surprising as they are one of the most diverse weapons a fighter can have in their arsenal.
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MUAY THAI NEWS YOU CAN USE! Muay Thai Weekly — a collection of the latest and greatest headlines, hearsay and hair-raising hits from the Muay Thai world. Each week, you’ll find a fresh new Muay Thai Weekly video feature here at Muay Thai Guy, in which we outline exactly what went down in Muay Thai in the last seven days. Coming up right now on Muay Thai Weekly: Belts won and lost at Lion Fight 40 Yodsanklai Fairtex vs. Enriko
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TRAIN LIKE A SUPERHERO! Wonder Woman is one of the most beloved characters in all of comic books. Why not aspire to achieve her peak-form body and functionality? (Lasso mastery is optional.) Wonder Woman is an Amazonian. She is a warrior. This is a fun workout you can try in the gym that incorporates fun with function. The key is intensity. If you want a tough workout, you must be tough on yourself. Perform the
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THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND OLYMPIC MUAY THAI If you haven't already heard, there are big things in store for the sport of Muay Thai. Muay Thai has been granted provisional status in the Olympics, which could very well mean the sport is approaching a much larger international stage than the one it currently occupies. One of the main forces at work behind the scenes to make the art of eight limbs an Olympic sport is Thiago
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