GRAB & CONTROL THEIR KICKS

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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 …

CLINCHING & Beginners’ Errors

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STEER CLEAR OF THESE ROOKIE CLINCH MISTAKES Look further beyond the West and you will find out there is more to the clinch than just simply pulling someone’s head into your knee. The devil is in the details and when it comes to clinching, details are in no short supply. While in the clinch, there are multitude of things to worry about ranging from: wicked knees that feel like a barn door catching the wind …

THANUPET’S Spinning Elbow KO

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Hand Trap To Brutal Spinning Elbow Finish Everyone wants a flashy finish on their highlight reel. The problem is that these flashy techniques are difficult to pull off. Why? Because they’re slow and have obvious load ups.¬†Spinning attacks, for example, often cannot be thrown from a regular stance. You must move into a side stance or else your body won’t twist over. We therefore require a strong setup in order to land flashy techniques. The …

DESTRUCTIVE Uppercut Combos

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5 Brutally Brilliant Uppercut Pairings The uppercut is a spectacular finishing technique. However, it is one that’s often misunderstood or misinterpreted. One common mistake people make with the uppercut is that they throw their body weight “up.” This makes sense, of course- it’s an “upper” cut, after all. But that’s not the way uppercuts are meant to be thrown nor how punching power is generated. One of the main contributors to punching power is the …

The Muay Thai & Life Balance: Prioritizing, Sacrificing and Evolving To Reach Excellence

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The Muay Thai Guys – Episode 75 When we first begin our Muay Thai journeys we tend to schedule our training around our life routine. As we become more and more addicted to Muay Thai there comes a time where our priorities shift, and instead of scheduling training around life, we schedule life around our training. In this weeks podcast, Paul and I discuss the gradual evolution of our work, life and training balance as …