Muay Thai Analyst http://muaythaianalyst.com Studying the Science of 8 Limbs Wed, 10 May 2017 07:04:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Styles Make Fights – Clincher vs Out Fighter – Saen Paranchai http://muaythaianalyst.com/styles-make-fights-clincher-outfighter/ http://muaythaianalyst.com/styles-make-fights-clincher-outfighter/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 07:50:06 +0000 http://muaythaianalyst.com/?p=1698 There’s an old saying in combat sports that “styles make fights.” Fight aficionados and martial artists have long sought to answer the eternal question of which system of strategies, tactics and techniques provide the greatest likelihood of victory. Historic Precedents Hailing back to the Romans, gladiators were divided into different classes, each equipped with specific sets of weapons and armor and trained in distinctive fighting styles.  One classic match up […]

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Landing Elbows from the Muay Thai Clinch – Famongkol vs Bpeemai http://muaythaianalyst.com/elbows-from-muay-thai-clinch/ http://muaythaianalyst.com/elbows-from-muay-thai-clinch/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 10:00:55 +0000 http://muaythaianalyst.com/?p=1627 I’m experimenting with a new format of a short narrated video breakdown, as inspired by Jack Slack’s Ringcraft.  I would much appreciate your feedback on whether you prefer this short video format or the regular article format.  Please let me know with a comment below or via email at info@muaythaianalyst.com.  Feedback is always welcome. Muay Thai Elbows […]

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Attacking while Advancing, Retreating, and Standing Toe to Toe – Panpayak Jitmuangnon http://muaythaianalyst.com/attacking-while-advancing-retreating-standing-panpayak/ Fri, 24 Apr 2015 03:30:17 +0000 http://muaythaianalyst.com/?p=1575 In the Book of Five Rings, Miyamoto Musashi sets forth three methods to preempt your opponent’s attacks and gain the upper hand. “The first is to forestall him by attacking. This is called Ken No Sen (to set him up). Another method is to forestall him as he attacks. This is called Tai No Sen […]

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A Blueprint for Fighting on the Outside – Panpayak’s Prodigious Round Kick, Caught Kick Escapes http://muaythaianalyst.com/blueprint-fighting-outside-panpayak/ Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:00:44 +0000 http://muaythaianalyst.com/?p=1482 Panpayak Jitmuangnon is one of the most accomplished young muay thai fighters today.  At the age of 19, he’s won the Sports Writers of Thailand’s Fighter of the Year award in 2013 and 2014.  He is also a 2 time Rajadamnern champion and 2 time Lumpinee champion and current holder of the Lumpinee featherweight title.  At the time […]

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Top 5 Supplements for Muay Thai http://muaythaianalyst.com/top-5-supplements-muay-thai/ http://muaythaianalyst.com/top-5-supplements-muay-thai/#comments Sun, 12 Apr 2015 00:00:53 +0000 http://muaythaianalyst.com/?p=1338 As Muay Thai athletes, we put tremendous demands on our body throughout training and in the ring.  Supplements can play an essential role in your progress by allowing you to train harder and longer and recover faster.  They can confer a number of benefits ranging from enhanced endurance, more explosive power, quicker decision making ability and sounder sleep. […]

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Pakorn vs Pornsanae (Part 2) – Fists of Fury, Jaws of Steel http://muaythaianalyst.com/pakorn-pornsanae-fists-of-fury/ Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:00:50 +0000 http://muaythaianalyst.com/?p=1255 This second part of a two part series on the epic fight between Pakorn and Pornsanae on March 5, 2010 at Lumpinee Stadium.  Please see here for part 1 on Pakorn’ s systematic dominance of Pornsanae in the early rounds. The Calm before the Storm During the first three rounds, Pakorn nullified Pornsanae’s offense with steady forward […]

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Pakorn vs Pornsanae (Part 1) – Intercepting the “Killer Fist” http://muaythaianalyst.com/pakorn-pornsanae-intercepting-fist/ Sat, 07 Mar 2015 11:00:29 +0000 http://muaythaianalyst.com/?p=1114 Pakorn PK Saenchai Muay Thai Gym is one of the best muay thai fighters today and is still in his fighting prime.   He won the Rajadamnern Super-Flyweight Championship at 18 years old.   Pakorn was voted best fighter of the Year 2013 by the Sports Authority of Thailand after shortly after wining the Thailand Lightweight title from Kongsak Sitboonmee on […]

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Round Kicks: The Good, The Bad and the F’Ugly http://muaythaianalyst.com/round-kicks-good-bad-fugly/ Sun, 15 Feb 2015 11:00:35 +0000 http://muaythaianalyst.com/?p=546 Not all muay thai round kicks are created equal.  There are obvious differences in the speed, fluidity and power of top rank muay thai pros and journeyman fighters.  Not only are their kicks more efficient and aesthetically pleasing, they are also far more effective in the crucible of combat. In an earlier article, I went over some concepts to […]

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A Blueprint for Limb Destruction – Sam-A’s Deadly Leg Kicks http://muaythaianalyst.com/blueprint-limb-destruction-leg-kick/ Fri, 06 Feb 2015 09:00:21 +0000 http://muaythaianalyst.com/?p=588 Leg kicks are staple weapon of the muay thai arsenal.  Properly deployed, it can severely diminish your opponent’s offensive and defensive capabilities and alter the course of a fight. The Effects of Leg Kicks Damage from low kicks degrades the leg’s weight bearing capability, and thus, balance and footwork.  As your mobility becomes increasingly compromised, you forfeit control of range and […]

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Tips To Improve Your Muay Thai Round Kick http://muaythaianalyst.com/improve-muay-thai-round-kick/ Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:50:05 +0000 http://muaythaianalyst.com/?p=206 The rear round kick is one of the most iconic and devastating techniques in the muay thai arsenal.  It is complex multi-phase movement which requires coordination, balance, and a certain degree of flexibility. The divide between novice and experienced muay thai fighters is most starkly revealed in the way they kick.  Although it is one of the first muay thai techniques […]

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