Sparring 101: When, Why, and How to Take a Hit
It’s much more fun to hit than get hit, but learning how to take a punch is vital to your success as a martial artist.
Eric C. Stevens
The 4 Best Things About Losing a Fight
I don't claim to have a perfect record in muay Thai. So here's what I think there is to take from a fight, even if you walk away with a loss.
Muay Thai Workout: Training for the Art of 8 Limbs
As both a strength coach and muay Thai practitioner, I can tell you that having a solid base of strength in place can result in knockouts in the ring.
3 Simple Tools for Overcoming First Fight Jitters
I never had anyone explain to me how to handle first-fight jitters. I really wish someone had, as it was a rather steep learning curve.
How to Choose the Right Martial Arts Gym
This article will arm you with the tools for making sure the place you choose suits your training needs.
Your Fastest Strike: How to Perfect the Jab
Today I am going elaborate on why this seemingly simple strike can have a dramatic effect on your fight game.
2 Ways to Pivot Out From an Attack in Muay Thai (Video)
Today I'm going to show you how to use the hook and the cross to counterattack.
How to Wrap Your Hands for Muay Thai (Video)
There's no absolute right or wrong technique for wrapping your hands, but this is my favorite method and it works well.
What's Inside a Muay Thai Fighter's Gym Bag? The 10 Must-Have Items
If you’ve ever been to a muay Thai gym, you may have wondered why everyone has such huge gym bags with them. Today, I will expose the long list of mysteries that lurk inside this bag.
Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 100
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: the 10 x 3 protocol, the best exercises for muay Thai, and more!
Breaking Muscle HQ
Muay Thai Workout: How to Train the Roundhouse Kick
Here is as complete workout - including warm up, drills, and sparring focus - for practicing and refining the all-important roundhouse kick.
The 5 Most Effective Strength and Conditioning Exercises for Muay Thai
If you practice martial arts, then you need to strength train in order to maximize your performance. Here are the top five bang-for-your-buck exercises for fighters.
The Purpose of Sparring and When (and When Not) to Spar Hard
The purpose of sparring is to make both you and your partner better. But more often than not, I see egos get in the way of getting something out of the session.
Video: Muay Thai - Martial Arts Warm Up and Mobility Sequence
Today, we are going over a sequence of mobility exercises that can help you get warmed up for you muay thai, Brazilian jiu jitsu, or wrestling practice.
How to Build a Foundation for Athletic Success
I always tell my students, “You will always revert to the most basic when put under pressure.” But if your basic foundation is strong as hell, then no matter comes at you, you’ll keep kicking ass.
Video: Muay Thai - 3 Techniques to Improve the Timing of Your Knee Strike
In this video, we're going to use three heavy bag drills to develop the timing of your knee strike.
Video: Muay Thai - 4 Ways to Improve the Timing of Your Roundhouse Kick
In this video, we're going to look at four heavy bag drills to improve the timing of your roundhouse kick.
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