The Gloves Are Off: 10 Insights Into Muay Thai

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From avoiding injury to instructional videos, and even interviews with past and present professional fighters, we have it all here! Whether you are just starting up or a seasoned fighter, this muay Thai recap has something for you.

 

 

The other day, one of my clients asked me what benefits muay Thai has to offer. It's a great question, so I thought I'd share what I consider to be the top 5 benefits of practicing muay Thai.

 

While studying abroad I had the opportunity to train with professional fighters. It was a brutal but life-changing experience. Here's what a typical day looked like.

 

Muay Thai Evolution: An Interview with Fighter-Coach Roxy Richardson, Part 1 (Valerie Worthington)

Personal trainer, professional muay Thai fighters, and business woman - Roxy Richardson has long, full days, but she found time to talk to us about the evolution of the sport.

 

How NOT to Use Thai Pads: The Art of Pad Work in Muay Thai (Orion Lee)

One of my favorite things about training is working with the Thai pads - as long as my partner knows what they're doing. Here are some tips for using Thai pads the right way.

 

Breaking Muscle Video - Muay Thai Foot Jab/Teep (Traver H. Boehm)

The foot jab, or teep, is a fundamental movement in Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing). Here is a quick breakdown of the technique. This is a great kick to use in your workouts or in a warm up.

 

5 Tips for Successful Sparring in Martial Arts (Orion Lee)

You've got to spar if you really want to train muay Thai, but in my experience a lot of people don't want to do it. Here are some tips for getting started.

 

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Swinging the Bat: How to Do the Muay Thai Roundhouse Kick (Eric C. Stevens)

The most devastating kick in martial arts is the roundhouse kick. There is significant technique to the muay Thai roundhouse kick, though. I'm going to walk you through it, step by step.

 

The Trials and Tribulations of Muay Thai: How to Treat and Prevent 6 Common Injuries (Orion Lee)

I've been training muay Thai for over a decade now, and although I love it, it's definitely not easy on the body. Here are some of the common injuries I've encountered and how I've dealt with them.

 

Interview with John Wayne Parr: Muay Thai Fighter and Promoter (Sally Arsenault)

John Wayne Parr may have retired from fighting, but he is still passionate about the sport. His new promotion, Caged Muay Thai, lets fighters lose in a cage with the little gloves.

 

Why Every Muay Thai Fighter Should Study Boxing (Orion Lee)

Sometimes all an athlete needs is a small but unique change in how they do things to overcome a plateau. For me, that change was learning more about Western boxing.

 

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