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Building Technique (diary entry)

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21.11.20 My client’s second hour of his new Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training course consisted of six rounds of technique and conditioning based training followed by one round of virtual pad-work and then two rounds following the technique/speed/power format, finishing off with a static stretching session. This routine is very similar to last Thursday’s lesson. However, due to the fact that my client doesn’t have a heavy bag in this instance, the “power” part consisted throwing single free […]

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Technique Isolation; Combination Innovation (diary entry)

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14.11.20 My client began the first hour of his Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training with a 12 round dissection of popular techniques. The premise for most rounds was to do two combinations primarily featuring the chosen technique. As we progressed, I encouraged my client to suggest his own combinations. This was to make the entire experience less passive and more proactive. Here and there I would suggest ways to improve the combination he put forward from a tactical […]

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12 Round Lesson (diary entry)

23.09.20 Wednesday night saw a 12 round continuous workout focusing on Western Boxing and Muay Thai. Rounds one to six were all Western Boxing, covering various footwork and head movement drills whilst building on combinations. Round seven to 12 were all about Muay Thai, as we focused on specific Thai combinations such as a five-elbow combination, shin-check/teep/round kick and teep/knee bomb as well as more Dutch layered combinations where lengthier hand combinations were used to set up kicks. Between rounds […]

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Zoom Training in Denmark (diary entry)

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06.07.20 Tonight began my Danish client’s first hour of a six hour course on Dirty Boxing and Kickboxing. Today he trained with his daughter and our work included both Muay Thai line-work and Dirty Boxing training on the focus mitts. He is a Tae Kwon Do teacher who attended my “When Parents Aren’t Around” seminar last year hosted by Hinnerup Karate and was my translator on both days. His students were of a high calibre and did well in the […]

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Same Side Combinations (diary entry)

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04.11.19   The sixth hour of my second course of Muay Thai focused on same side combinations. We looked at simple techniques such as the jab, the cross, the hook, the teep and the round kick. Previously I have mainly taught opposite side combinations. This serves as a good way to coordinate flow and weight transference in Muay Thai. Punches and kicks blend easier for beginners when they are performed in a piston-like fashion, and are comparable to the way […]

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Creating Good Fight Behaviours Early (diary entry)

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22.07.19   Monday evening brought my new client up to the second hour of her Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training lesson. We moved onto the focus mitts and I introduced my client to teep counters, low round kick counters and the low round kick.   The lesson began with a warm-up on the agility ladders. This was followed by some mirror footwork with an exchange of punches and teeps. The idea with this type of partner warm-up is […]

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Duck Walking the Teep (diary entry)

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01.08.2018 I appreciate this might lose me some readers, but my love of hard rock and rock music in general does not extend to AC/DC. It’s not that I cannot appreciate their contribution to music history or respect their status in rock lineage but more a taste issue. Nevertheless, if Angus Young’s version of Chuck Berry’s duck walks works as a point of reference for the Muay Thai switch-kick then I am happy to bring it into the mix…   […]

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