If used properly, the heavy bag is a super effective piece of training equipment for improving your cardio, power, speed, technique, focus, and movement. How do you best utilize this ultra-important piece of equipment?
With a big camp coming up at Khongsittha Muay Thai in January-February 2020 (spots still open, 50% full!), I thought I'd give you guys a glimpse into what an average day at a Thai training camp is like. Could you see yourself comitting to doing this? How about for 4 weeks or even more??
How could you do me so dirty... :(
I've teamed up with Taekwondo blackbelt champion and Muay Thai fighter, Cassie, to show you the best Muay Thai techniques, strategies and tactics to beat a TKD style fighter and their tricky kicks! Unless, of course, TKD fighters don't give you any trouble....?
What do you listen to when you train Muay Thai? (Besides Sarama, of course)
A rundown of how to prep your body for your upcoming fight. Here's what you NEED to do...
The Muay Thai teep is one of the most effective attacks in stopping an aggressive, forward moving opponent. It's basically the equivalent to a jab, except that you can cover a lot more distance and setup a number of different combinations and techniques right off the teep. When dealing with hard hitting punchers it's a good idea to utilize the teep to keep your opponent out of range. Not only that, but continuously landing the teep can hurt your opponents body and make them think twice before stepping in for a hard punching attack. A great way to practice and perfect this important Muay Thai technique is drilling it with a partner. The more you drill this technique, the better your timing will be at stopping your opponents forward momentum and the crisper your technique will be.
"THE BLACK BRUCE LEE" - by far the best AWKWARD fighter we have ever seen. He won 12 world championships in multiple rulesets and credit it to his extensive background in praying mantis kung fu... Not only did he have over 100 wins with over 90% win rate, he also had CRAZY AMOUNG OF KOS... 80!! Many with head kicks. Manson didn't just fight your average fighters, he fought the best around the world. This would make Manson the best kung fu fighter of all time. In his fights, he chucked spinning back fists, side kicks, and spinning kicks like no other in the history of combat sports. If you don't know, now you know. By Lawrence Kenshin Striking Breakdowns
ME: Alright, brain, let's just make this weight cut nice and easy. Fuck temptation. BRAIN: 😬
The Thai clinch is full of intricacies and small details. In this video tutorial, watch coach Angelo Wolf Sposato demonstrate a few different Muay Thai clinch positions, turns and other techniques that you can utilize while on the inside.
Liver openings in sparring or in a fight glow like radiation to me. After doing this for so long, they just light up like "SMASH ME" signs.
What kind of injuries have plagued you during over your Muay Thai journey? Here's just a few of mine.
One of my favorite Muay Thai drills to improve my technique, power and speed for my low kicks. My trainer, John Nuculovic, yells out punch combinations and I finish with a low roundhouse kick. You can do both side low kicks but this video is all right roundhouses to the lead leg of an orthodox fighter. A great training method to improve the power, speed and explosiveness of your low kicks!
"Joe Rogan can't fight, he's just a commentator, he doesn't know anything about fighting!" Yeah right, have you seen him kick? Most high level coaches that have trained with him says he's got some of the best kicks they've ever seen! This is the "Definitive Taekwondo for MMA Guide" by Lawrence Kenshin Striking Breakdowns, where Joe Rogan's kicks are showcased in REAL fights.
🤔 Which historical figure would you fight in Muay Thai? 🤔 Me: Teddy Roosevelt. Definitely boxed, think I read that he trained judo or ju jitsu, and built like a brick refrigerator. I want a piece.
It's a helpless feeling getting stuck in plum position when your opponent has a death grip pulling on your neck. It's also demoralizing getting kneed or elbowed repeatedly and you get ragged dolled around... ...and that's why it's so important to know clinch counters and defenses like these so you can avoid that dangerous position! In this video, Kru Rong of Khongsittha Muay Thai demonstrates 3 ways to defend and counter the Muay Thai plum position from inside the clinch. Drill these over and over again so you know exactly what to do when you get caught in this position again!
Ever had someone ask WHY YOU TRAIN OR FIGHT as if you're a crazy person? Send them this video the next time they do. I've been asked countless times, but the truth is that it's the best thing that ever happened to me. I can’t even imagine what my life would be without Muay Thai. It changed my life. It showed me what I’m capable of, that I can fight through adversity, that I can be vulnerable. It showed me to love the process, to be humble, and to manage my emotions and fears. I could talk about it all day and it wouldn’t do it justice. I think if more people train and experience a fight (when they’re ready), the world would be a better place Great video by Lawrence Kenshin Striking Breakdowns and David Tian Ph.D.
"Seriously, that leg woulda broken a lottttttt sooner had I not started slamming it into banana trees every day."
A handful of my best tips and tricks to putting that perfect Muay Thai roundhouse in your arsenal!
What's the best Muay Thai defense against punchers? There are a few different defensive techniques you can use, but one of the best is definitely the long guard. Utilizing the long guard to block punches and engage inside the Muay Thai clinch with your opponent is a great way to avoid damage while gaining superior position.