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Half Way Point in the Muay Thai Basic Course (diary entry)

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06.04.19   Saturday morning brought my two junior clients up to the five hour point of their course on Basic Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training. We worked on combining stand-up striking and clinch into combinations. I brought in the round knees at the clinch range and also taught tactics for breaking the clinch and following up.   The lesson started with the usual set of dynamic stretching and callisthenic exercises. We then did some mirror footwork and technique […]

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Elbows & Knees (diary entry)

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21.02.19   Tonight my client began his third hour of his Course on Basic Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training. Work was primarily geared toward creating flow and building stronger transitions between techniques.   We warmed up with mirror footwork, paying particular attention to angling off, creating distance and taking ground. The rhythmic rocking motion of Thai footwork was emphasised to help generate momentum in techniques. These began with the jab and the teep. Then we used the four-punch […]

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Family Double Lesson (diary entry)

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04.09.18 Tonight I taught an unusual double lesson. The first half was a junior boxing lesson and the second lesson was a Muay Thai class for the student’s uncle. Family training is a great way to improve overall education. The elder family member can encourage and help the youngster and, likewise, the elder family improves by coaching. The western boxing lesson was a beginner’s class especially developed for children. We worked on footwork, upper body mobility, jabs and crosses. Each […]

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More Oblique Kicking (diary entry)

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22.08.18   My client’s current programme of revisiting basic Muay Thai focused mainly on the oblique kick. This was formally introduced towards the end of last week’s technical lesson.   The warm-up consisted of a series of isolated line-work. We built up individual punches, then punching combinations and then punch/kick/knee/elbow combinations. This moved us onto partner work, where we focused on the clinch. We revised the set-ups for sweeps and diagonal knee-strikes.   Then we began work on the oblique […]

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Sweep and Oblique (diary entry)

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15.08.18   Tonight we continued with my clients series of lessons on Muay Thai revision. We are going right back to basic combinations, boiling movement concepts down and looking at certain patterns. This is part refinement of techniques, part layering of new information.   The warm-up consisted of a series of specific exercises designed to promote better body mechanics, speed, muscle memory and general strength conditioning for Muay Thai. We began with mirror and line footwork, along with a little […]

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Striking from Knee-Pin & Mount (diary entry)

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04.08.18   This morning, my client completed the third hour of his 10 hour course on Mixed Martial Arts Ground-Fighting. We focused combinations from the knee-pin and mounted position, and then tied them together in a complete conditioning exercise to promote technique muscle-memory.   Today’s training method was to establish the pin, isolate strikes from the pin, put the strikes into a combination, add on appropriate submissions and then link the pins. Strikes and submissions were taught as a means […]

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