Tag Archives | advanced muay thai

Technique Breakdowns (diary entry)

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11.01.21 Hour nine of my client’s current course on stand-up fighting/kickboxing spent more time actively looking at specific techniques. The technique in question was a recent yet old and neglected friend, the lead leg Thai round kick. We also spent time tightening up punching combinations. Lead round kick links were in the previous blog I wrote for Saturday’s client. In essence, we are training to open the hips up and turning the hips by ensuring the back foot is turned […]

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Jabbing for Muay Thai (diary entry)

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06.01.20   Monday night saw my Kickboxing/Muay Thai client start her third course with me. After the end of year closed-door workshop, she told me that she wished to focus on punching. I suggested two options: my cross-training option of Western Boxing whereby this art is entirely embraced and the final two consist of integrating its attributes into Muay Thai or isolating punching within the general context of Muay Thai each lesson before putting them into Muay Thai combinations at […]

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Anti-Grappling & Grappling at Kingham Hill School (diary entry)

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05.06.19 After the summer half-term break I returned to Kingham Hill School to resume their self-defence course. Previous lessons had dealt with the fence, pre-emptive striking, referencing targets, incidental combinations, clearing obstructions, striking from restricted positions, striking in transition and covering/regaining the initiative. Today we began work on grappling and anti-grappling.   The underlying strategy and behaviour being taught throughout this course is to strike when you can and to keep going until the target is subdued or an exit […]

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Last Hour of Stand-up & Ground (diary entry)

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01.06.19 The final hour of my client’s mixed course on Muay Thai and Submission grappling went through various stand-up combinations and also a round of grappling sparring. We began with mirror footwork and some reaction drills. The first drill was the Dutch one-for-one kick repayment. Various kicks are exchanged to prompt returning a strike as quickly as possible. This was then changed to prompting and taking advantage of predictive behaviour – low kick/low kick/teep. We then went through all the […]

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Cobra Punch and Back-Kicks (diary entry)

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20.04.19 Saturday morning’s lesson was the third hour of my client’s tailored Stand-up Striking/Submission Grappling course. We continued looking at advanced Muay Thai techniques, set ups for the cobra/superman punch. We also spent a lot of time on the back kick. In Submission Grappling we moved onto the next pin escape, repeating the escapes from scarf-hold I did with my client on Wednesday. We warmed up with Indian press-ups and standing leg raises. Then we went to the focus mitts […]

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Peek-a-Boo & Muay Thai (diary entry)

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10.09.18   Tonight’s family lesson consisted of half an hour peek-a-boo inspired Western Boxing for the junior client and advanced Muay Thai combinations for the senior client. Uncle and nephew did their own warm-up based on the fact that the uncle has been a client of mine since early 2014. This is a great way to keep the interest going outside of training time and in the family. I later had a report from the junior client’s mother that her […]

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