Muay Thai Shin Pads

Muay Thai Shin Pads
szmnxdmxfWhen buying shin pads for your Muay Thai training, you should take into consideration different factors as this is one of the most important things for a fighter. Your opponent does not leave a single opportunity to knock you out or to strike heavy kicks on you. Unprotected shins not only leave a fear in your mind, but also give your opponent an opportunity to hit you badly and knock you out. You should have knowledge of certain things about shin pads before choosing shin pads for buying.
Refer to the following important guidelines when buying shin pads for you. Size and Fitting: One of the most important factors is the size and fitting of the shin pads. The Muay Thai shin pads should be of a size suitable for your shins and feet. They should neither be too small nor too large. The shin pads should fit to your shins and feet very comfortably so that you can move around easily. During Muay Thai training you will be throwing rapid and repetitive kicks, your shin pads need to stay in the right place during these kicks.

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Fitness Tips For Muay Thai Fighters

Fitness Tips For Muay Thai Fighters
Womens_Muay_ThaiIn order for you to practice Muay Thai Boxing you need to be fit and healthy. You should always remember that you will only wear a Thai boxing short when you start and you would not want any fat hanging around your belly as you wear your boxing shorts. The fight for men can last for 5×3 minutes, while in women it can last for only 5×2 minutes. This will surely improve your stamina and endurance that will help you develops more muscles. Muay Thai training in Thailand believe that running can really help a fighter to get physically fit. Running will include activities like running on the beach, uphill sprints, and 10km runs every morning. There are lots of western camps today that incorporated modern techniques in fitness when it comes to Muay Thai exercises.
For instance, many camps require you to undergo an hour of boot camp fitness that will include some conditioning techniques like circuits, kettle bells, resistance training and many more. You also need to undergo one hour activity that is related to cardiovascular exercises. This is the time when running will come in and then you will practice Muay Thai in the remaining hour of your first session. Fitness will take over your first sessions for all beginners because you will not be able to learn the rest of the techniques if you are not physically fit. During your first class, it is better if you will do exercises using your own time. This is to compliment all the works that you do in class. Additional exercises at home will help you improve faster than other trainees.

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The Mechanics of Effective Muay Thai Boxing

The Mechanics of Effective Muay Thai Boxing
uv.v,m,uhv,vhguMuay Thai Boxing has been a favorite of the people of Thai for over 500 years, and today, the enthusiasm for the sport still remains. For the most part of its history, this form of boxing was a very brutal and dangerous sport. This is because initially, this sport was used mainly as the major form of defense against invaders. It was a very raw hand to hand form of fight, where chords and ropes were wrapped around the hand in place of gloves. However, though boxers are still allowed to use their elbows and kick using their feet, the rules of Muay Thai Boxing has changed slightly to protect the fighters, and meet international boxing codes, since most people now learn the sport as a full time profession. For instance, fighters are now allowed to wear padded gloves, as well as protection for their groin area.
This adaptation has made Muay Thai Boxing a lot more popular even in the Western part of the world, including Russia the United States of America, Canada, Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom. Despite this, Muay Thai boxing has a unique set of rules that has set it apart significantly from all other boxing sports. Some of these rules are outlined below; First, before any Muay Thai Boxing fight begins, all the fighters must perform the traditional wai khru dance, which signifies respect for all teachers and trainers. There are only five rounds in each fight, each round lasting for only three minutes, with a two minute break in-between each round. The winner is always the fighter who has won the most rounds. Boxers are required to wear gloves which weigh at least six ounces, as well as protection for their groins.

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Muay Thai Combinations You Need To Know To Win Your Fights

Muay Thai Combinations You Need To Know To Win Your Fights
znzdmnI’ve got a confession to make. I like watching science programs and nature programs. I recently watched a National Geographic special on The Science of the Punch and learned a lot about martial arts that I hadn’t considered before. I learned that the single most powerful punch – by a factor of 30% – was from good old fashioned Western boxing. I saw a lot about transferring energy from the back leg through the core of the body that I’d known before, and some really cool stuff from ninjitsu that I’d never seen before. But what impressed me most of all was watching their section on Mauy Thai, and how some of the combinations in Mauy Thay deliver the ultimate combination of economy of motion and force to the body. This inspired me to check out some Mauy Thai instructional videos. Yeah, yeah, it’s Yoshi talking about Yet Another Couch Potato Style Kung Fu Style, right? Not quite.
The thing about Muay Thai instructional DVDs, since Muay Thai is, effectively, a mixed martial arts full contact sport, is that the DVDs are really about bare bones practicality. They’re not going to load you up with lots of “Contemplate the caterpillar weaving its cocoon” philosophy – they get straight on with it, covering stances, blocks and traps, and how to combine them into combinations. Muay Thai words from three basic stances – the closed stance, which is used for kicks, the side stance, which is used for traps and setting up joint locks, and the horse stance, which is designed for powerful punches, and combinations.

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Muay Thai – History and Techniques

Muay Thai – History and Techniques
cmcvg,kmMuay Thai is a martial art which originated in Thailand. It features standing strikes as well as clinch moves. As Thailand’s national sport, many take it quite seriously, and it is similar to some other Indochinese kickboxing forms. Muay Thai literally refers to the art of eight limbs, or eight points of contact. Other forms of boxing and combat are different than Thai boxing in that they focus on only two or four points of contact; referring respectively to the hands and feet. Evolving with and alongside Chinese and Indian martial arts, which can date back for centuries, Muay Thai classes teach the art of unarmed combat. Those who practice the sport assume the title “nak muay.”
Even early on during the development of ancient Thai boxing, where the practical use of fighting enemy combatants was also matched by opponents fighting for the mere sport of it. This became a popular event. Often spectators would come and watch, and over time they began to incorporate sport Muay Thai boxing matches into festivals and local events. Throughout the nineteenth century and into the present, Muay Thai boxing gained popularity both in Thailand as well as amongst foreign practitioners. Muay Thai masters would teach students at training camps. Provided that the students showed full dedication and commitment to the art, they would be taught everything and show loyalty to their training camp.

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