HOW TO ESCAPE A FULL NELSON

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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 …

TMTG: Finding The “X” Factor

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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 …

BREAK Bullies’ Pushes & Chokes

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BEAT THE BULLIES WITHOUT HURTING THEM Everyone who is trained in Muay Thai should be able to defend themselves against a bully or unarmed assailant of some kind. You can put them in the clinch and blast them to smithereens, or you can leg kick them into oblivion. But let’s say that you don’t want to do that. Maybe you’re not in the mood for leg kicking or clinching. You just want to put space …

Muay Thai Counter: Switch Stance Hook, Kick Combo

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A Trick to Catch Your Opponent Coming In This technique is like walking. Alistair Overeem is a fan of switch-hitting, Tyrone Spong is a fan of switch-hitting, and Andy Ristie is a fan of switch-hitting. All of these men, you will notice, are beasts who can march their opponent down into the ropes before they punch their heads into another dimension. What tool allows this? Switch-hitting. But why is it like walking? Pretty simple. You’re …

Cross-Face Clinch Defense with Kru Pong

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Clinch Technique to Blind Your Opponent and Land Knees The clinch is an art unique to Muay Thai. Sure, there’s clinching in boxing, but the variables, though still many, are fewer than a clinch in Muay Thai. This is enough to scare one away from training the clinch. However, I believe that the core principles of regular striking (striking at arm’s-length distance) still apply. As the saying goes, the goal in all striking-based combat sports …