Footwork is a skill, and like all skills needs to be drilled into you.
Your ability to move your feet becomes your ability to fight. However, it’s not just about bouncing around like Ali. It’s about being able to pivot out of a dangerous position in an instant as someone like Giorgio Petrosyan or Jose Aldo does so often.
These drills aren’t inspired by the workouts of great fighters, they’re straight up taught by great fighters like Tiffany van Soest.
The agility ladder trains both your balance, endurance, and explosiveness. Your ability to step into angles with strong posture will be developed, your ability to fight while moving backward will be strengthened, and your bursts of explosion that help you close the distance instantly and get KOs will be boosted.
Having poor footwork is like having a car without wheels, so try out these drills and get lightning legs.
Basics mastered makes masters. Muay Thai is mastery over a simple toolkit, and as we all know, it’s devastating. Pairing your lightning legs with basic angles and evasive techniques, you’ll be able to switch around and combine footwork techniques like no other.
When you can rapidly take an angle, you give the opponent less time to react. Taking an angle already forces the opponent to turn, which then gives you more time to hit him, so being faster in taking an angle? Well, that can be what wins you a swift and glorious KO.
The most beautiful footwork and fun spirit is, of course, Saenchai. Saenchai takes angles like no one’s business. His footwork is extremely fast and explosive, and he’ll knock people on their asses before they even know it.
Except, there is a method to all his trickery, and today we have Lawrence Kenshin Striking Breakdowns to explain it all:
If you like these types of videos you’ll definitely love all the in-depth videos courses, breakdowns and technique tutorials from Tiffany and other elite fighters and coaches inside of NakMuayNation.com.
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