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Building a Solid Muay Thai Defence (diary entry)


17.08.2023 The first of new course of Muay Thai lessons for my teenage client. Next lesson we should also be joined by a sibling. Tonight’s class focused on building a strong foundation and that means good movement and defence. After a warm-up of dynamic stretching and muscle activation followed by specific sequence of poses, we looked at stance, guard and footwork. I wanted my client familiar with range and to become comfortable with the Thai narrow stance. We place the […]

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Muay Thai Defensive Foundation (diary entry)

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24.09.2022 My father and son clients continued their Muay Thai course with an emphasis on developing a good defensive structure. After our warm-up of specific exercises, we revised the footwork covered in the previous lesson. This time I put it into a box pattern, which is an easy concept to remember and a good basis to build techniques on the move. I then introduced the cover block for straight punches, the shield blocks for hooks to the head, the body […]

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