Tag Archives | transitioning

Strengthening Muay Thai’s Technique Transitions (diary entry)

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16.03.19 Ask different people what they view to be the jewel in Muay Thai’s fighting crown and it is a fair bet that you will get technique-based answers. It is only a guess, but I think the top answer will either be the “round kick” (roundhouse or turning) or specifically “the low round kick”. There is a lot of evidence verifying the devastation and effectiveness of this move when applied in virtually any full contact stand-up combat sport. Many a […]

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Elbows, Knees & Ground Work (diary entry)

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13.03.19 My second lesson of the day was my regular nephew and uncle team. The junior lesson covered horizontal knees, uppercut elbows, side elbows, diagonal elbows and chopping elbows in Muay Thai. The senior lesson looked at effective transitioning from the top position into pins, submissions and striking. The junior lesson warmed up with mirror footwork, building up basic combinations and then moving onto the clinch. When in the clinch we looked at various positions for setting up knee strikes […]

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Kingham Hill Self-Defence Postures (diary entry)

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06.02.19   Today my Kingham Hill School class covered Boxing and Muay Thai in their warm-ups, moving on self-defence with an emphasis on fighting through postures.   The warm-up began with straight up shadow boxing. We changed stances, built on combinations and practised our footwork. The jab, the cross, the lead hook and the spear knee were all trained. Then we moved on self-defence.   Self-defence began with training the rear straight hand strike off a natural fence. This is […]

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Transitioning in the Dirt (diary entry)

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10.07.18 Tonight’s special double lesson reviewed dirty boxing tactics and transitioning. We worked all ranges – stand-up, clinch and ground.   Warm up Ground mobility movements and specific exercises – snaking/shrimping, crawls, bridging and layering on combinations Footwork exercises – v-step, forwards, backwards, lateral and blitzing with Boxing and Muay Thai combinations Transitioning – All four postures – lying on back, seated, combat base and standing whilst using punching and kicking combinations   Drills Bulling into inside punching, sweeps and […]

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