Saturday, January 16, 2010

Muay Thai Jumping Spinning Kick

The Video shown above is the Muay Thai jumping spinning kick. 
This type of kick is very devastating when it lands on the target. It knocks your opponent out cold instantly.

Muay Thai - Basic Kicking Combination

In the Video shown above. Basic Muay Thai kicking combination was demonstrated. From a roundhouse kick to spinning kick. The more you practice the better you become. So stand up and start kicking!!!

Muay Thai Training- Doing the side split

The video above shows you how the side split is done.Flexibility training should never be neglected in a fighters training.

Muay Thai - Flexibility Training

 Video shown above; demonstrates how you would do the side split. Being flexible has a lot of advantage for a muay thai fighter .You would be able to  kick the head of your opponent effortlessly. Also you won't injure your leg muscles when executing any kicking technique from your arsenal

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Muay Thai vs Wushu ( excerpt from student short film )

The Video is an excerp from an independent short film, about revenge and fighting. The fight sequence is well choreographed and can be used as your sparring reference

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Muay Thai 102 Heavy Bag Training

This video is a Muay Thai Heavy Bag Roundhouse Kicking Drills and Roundhouse combined with spinning kick Note: The Heavy bag weights 133kg ( 300Ibs )  

Muay Thai 101 - Heavy bag Training

Like most competitive full contact fighting sports, Muay Thai has a heavy focus on body conditioning. Muay Thai is specifically designed to promote the level of fitness and toughness required for ring competition. Training regimens include many staples of combat sport conditioning such as running, shadowboxing, , weight resistance training, medicine ball exercises, abdominal exercise, and in some cases weight training. Muay Thai practitioners typically apply Namman Muay liberally before and after their intense training sessions.
Training that is specific to a Muay Thai fighter includes training with coaches on Thai pads, focus mitts, heavy bag, and sparring. The daily training includes many rounds (3-5 minute periods broken up by a short rest, often 1–2 minutes) of these various methods of practice. Thai pad training is a cornerstone of Muay Thai conditioning which involves practicing punches, kicks, knees, and elbow strikes with a trainer wearing thick pads which cover the forearms and hands. These special pads are used to absorb the impact of the fighter’s strikes and allow the fighter to react to the attacks of the pad holder. The trainer will often also wear a belly pad around the abdominal area so that the fighter can attack with straight kicks or knees to the body at anytime during the round.

Muay Thai 101 - Roundhouse Kick

 The following video is an instructional short clip for the Muay Thai Kick
How it should be properly executed at optimal natural body movements.
1. Start in a muay thai square guard position
2. Chamber the kicking leg forward at a 45 degree angle and pivot you bottom foot
3. fully extend your kicking leg and strike with the shin
4. Follow thru with a downward continuos strike , make sure the knee is facing down for optimal stiking power
5. return to your guard stance

Muay Thai is the art of eight limbs

Muay Thai 101 - Basic Knee Strike

The short clip is an instructional reference for the proper execution of the knee strike.
The knee strike is shown in a normal motion for instructional purposes..
Once the knee strike is mastered it should be executed in a fraction of a seconds for maximum effectivity
The knee strike is applied in a close range and in close quarter distance
The knee stike should be a thrusting motion upwards towards the target

The Targets of the knee stike are the following:
solar plexus
Lower abdomen

Muay Thai 101 - Basic Elbow Strike

This is a short instructional video for the proper execution of the basic elbow strike

Muay Thai 101 - Basic Punch

Shown in this short clip is the basic execution of a Muay thai boxing punch 

Muay Thai 101 - Upper Cut

Muay Thai upper cut was presented in this short instructional video clip.   

Muay Thai Technique - Hook Punch

Shown in this short clip is one of the muay thai hook punch variation .

Muay Thai

The Muay Thai angle kick uses a rotational movement of the entire body and has been widely adopted by practitioners of other martial arts.