Sparring (diary entry)

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Today was my Kingham Hill class’s second lesson in Muay Thai as part of their self-protection course. We revised the techniques taught in the previous lesson and introduced sparring.

 

The warm-up consisted of line-work, dynamic stretching, footwork and guard changing. Then we went onto the focus mitts going through some basic combinations: jab/cross, jab/cross/teep and jab/round kick.

 

We then went through some basic defensive techniques, such as parries, shin checking and teep clearing. This was prior to beginning sparring. The entire class did some light clinch-work whilst being rotated to a spot, where they could engage in some full free-sparring. I finished the lesson with a brief lecture on the benefits of resistance based training.

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