The Muay Thai Stance: Breakdown and Analysis

The Basic Fighting Stance For Muay Thai

Now I don’t have the typical Muay Thai Stance, but it does have a lot of similarities to the traditional fighting stance that the Thai boxers use. Regardless whether or not you choose to do your Muay Thai training in the same type of fighting stance that I do, it’s important to take in consideration these factors:

  • Feet shoulder width apart to allow for easy movement and a solid base to attack and defend from.
  • Elbows tucked in to allow straighter punches and protect from body strikes. The traditional Thai fighting stance would have your hands a little higher with your palms facing outwards. I prefer to have my fists in towards my chin.
  • Hands up and chin tucked! Pretend you have a $100 bill underneath your chin and you lose it if you drop it!
  • Have power hand/foot in back. This will allow for you to turn your hip into your more powerful, natural side.
  • Never be flat footed. Make sure to be light on your feet...
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Kettlebell Workout for Muay Thai Fighters

Muay Thai Workout For Explosive Power and Optimal Strength

kettlebells for muay thai fightersIf you’re like most nak muay, you have limited time to work on strength and conditioning for your muay thai. Fortunately, doing a kettlebell workout can yield amazing benefits for muay thai fighters in a relatively short amount of time. Not only that, but training with kettlebells will also dramatically improve your explosive power, muscular endurance, balance, coordination, overall strength and cardio.

Movements patterns done with kettlebell training can be very similar to the movements used in muay thai. Whether you’re punching, kicking, knees or clinching, all of those movements use the same biomechanics that you will use in the Kettlebell For Fighters Program.

Obviously as a fighter, you’re going to want to generate explosive strikes to dominate your next fight. The ballistic movements of kettlebells will help you develop that explosive strength and will give you more full-body power than most...

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The Best Online Muay Thai Training Videos To Learn New Techniques

Watch Top Quality Muay Thai Technique Videos From Some Of The Best Fighters & Instructors 

Awesome Muay Thai training videos to use at the gym, learn at home, and share with your training partners!

If you’re like me, you are probably constantly searching for the best Muay Thai training videos to implement into your training routines. The problem isn’t finding Muay Thai technique videos, the problem is finding GOOD Muay Thai technique videos.

That can be difficult since there are SO many Muay Thai videos out there, and most of them are repeats of the same material. Different instructor, same material. It was so unbelievably FRUSTRATING that even the beautiful and vast internet couldn’t provide me with what I wanted.

However, there were a few gems in the marketplace and, at the time, I wanted to buy all these Muay Thai instructional DVD’s, but I was a broke joke, so I wasn’t able to afford the upfront cost. Time passed and I kind...

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Your Guide To Training Muay Thai At Home

An Introduction To Principles, Analyses, And Self-Education

For many souls, the gym is our home away from home. But what if our home was our gym…wouldn’t that be nice?

This post is going to go over training in any environment, with minimal equipment, no partners and only your body.

The hope is that this post will challenge you to embrace positive constraints. That may sound like an oxymoron, but one ought to run with the understanding that there are times where it’s better to find the right box to think in than trying to think outside the box.

A proper set of constraints forces you into a position where thinking laterally is the only option.

This post encourages you to ask questions such as:

How would I be training if I had no sparring partners available to me?”
“How would I train punching power without a heavybag or mitt work?”,
“How could I emulate the conditions of a fight with no tools?”

Time to get...

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How To Throw a Muay Thai Low Kick

The Basics of a Muay Thai Low Kick

It wasn’t until “The Fight That Changed History” where the Muay Thai low kick was seen as an incredibly effective and damaging weapon.

When there were no low kicks allowed, kick boxers could bounce around and not worry about having their legs chopped down. Now that 100% of Muay Thai fighters and kick boxers utilize the low kick, it’s important to know how to throw the Muay Thai low kick properly to maximize damage and limit the chances of having it blocked or counters.

Muay Thai Low Kick Basics

A few key tips about the basics on how to throw a muay thai low kick.

  • Kick with your shin. Not your foot! If you end throwing a low kick with your foot and you have it checked by your opponents knee or shin, chances are you will do some serious damage to your foot and possibly even break it.
  • Keep a defense. Just because you’re low kicking doesn’t mean you can forget about your defense. Make sure you...
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6 Heavy Bag Combos For Muay Thai

Six Hard Rounds With One Heavy Bag

If you’re anything like me, you’ll wander over to the heavy bag at the gym, hit it for a period of about 30 seconds, throw a couple kicks and knees… then wander for a bit more, talk to some people, and then go back to it.

If you’ve done that exact thing, then your problem is clear: you haven’t got a clear structure in mind for the heavy bag. That’s why today I’ve got a brilliant routine that’ll sharpen up all of your skills.

This routine is great for beginners and experienced fighters as it’s longer than typical Muay Thai bag workouts. Rather than hitting the bag for three rounds of three minutes, we’ll be doing six rounds of three minutes. The longest Muay Thai fights are five rounds, and this workout will give you that little push to go even further than that.

Let’s begin.

(Scroll to the bottom for follow along heavy bag workouts for Muay Thai)


Round 1" ...

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5 Non-Muay Thai Drills & Exercises for Muay Thai

You won’t see these in too many gyms, but unconventional drills can bring your Muay Thai to the next level. . .

UNCONVENTIONAL DRILLS TO BOOST YOUR MUAY THAI SKILLS

Muay Thai is hella fun. If you didn’t think it was fun, you wouldn’t be on this blog site reading about it!

While it’s easy to fall into the routine Muay Thai drills that we all love so much – roadwork, skipping rope, bag work, pad work, sparring, wash, rinse, repeat – those aren’t the only drills that combat athletes need in their training regimen.

Consistency breeds champions, but consistently doing the same things over and over again with no variation can also breed boredom, burnout, and – the athlete’s constant concern – injury. In order to be a beast at Muay Thai, you may want to consider doing some exercises that seemingly have nothing to do with Muay Thai.

Here are five non-Muay Thai drills that can help bring your fight game to the...

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Showing Respect: MUST Know Pre-Fight Rituals In Thailand

Why You Should Know Pre-Fight Rituals And Traditions of Muay Thai

In my opinion, being respectful should be one of your top priorities as a fighter and as a person. There are plenty of douche bags who fight for the wrong reasons and act arrogantly whether it’s in the gym or in the ring. 

Don’t be that douche bag.

You know the type of person I’m talking about, right?

The one who takes sparring way too seriously in the gym and makes excuses, or states that he wasn’t trying when he gets tagged. He also loves to brag about his accomplishments (usually which are over-exaggerated or non-existent) and talk about himself whenever the opportunity presents itself.

This same douche will enter the ring with zero background knowledge of the traditions of Muay Thai and show zero respect to his trainers, his opponent, and the sport as a whole. He will neglect all of the Muay Thai pre-fight rituals, showboat during a fight, and show little class...

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Nutrition For Muay Thai: How To Eat Like A Champion

Everything You Need To Know About Nutrition For Muay Thai

“Most know how to eat well, but don’t do it. Noncompliance is our biggest obstacle.

Having good nutrition is more than just “eating clean.” It means executing the right plan to make you feel good, look great and perform at or above expectations. Our visions of “eating clean” conjure images of boring meals, being miserable, and the endless work that comes with cooking your own three squares a day.

Following basic nutrition principles looks easy enough on paper. Most of us know we can and need to eat better, but we eat in a way that would make the Cookie Monster proud and our grandmothers shudder. Don’t despair. You’re not alone. Practicing good nutrition on the regular is simple in theory, but can be difficult in execution. Most of us know how to eat well, but we don’t do it. Noncompliance is our biggest obstacle.

If you’re anything like...

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Muay Thai Kicks: Everything You Need To Know

Muay Thai Roundhouses, Teeps & Switch Kicks... Oh My!

clinch knee

It’s true that Muay Thai is often uniquely referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” because of its combined use of additional contact points. However, this does not mean all limbs will be emphasized right out of the gate. Everyone has to crawl before they walk. But even as a budding beginner with only the bare essentials, the persistent use of them will ultimately identify you as a Muay Thai practitioner.

Today, we aim to focus on understanding the basic kicks that are heavily used in Muay Thai at all stages and provide additional methods to develop them.

Keep in mind that there are no super-secret techniques to be learned here — only slight variations to the basics that were emphasized from inception and practiced nonstop every day.

Above: Sean “Muay Thai Guy” Fagan throwing a head kick with bad intentions.

21 KILLER KICKING DRILLS

If you seek BONE-CRUSHING kicking...

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