Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Elbows, Side steps, and Cheerleader Kicks. (Breakdown)

Max Muay Thai 3 in China. Kem SitSongPeeNong fought against Maiki Karathanasis. In this video, I highlighted Maiki's side steps, angles, and his "Dutch Style" knees/kicks. For Kem I highlighted his use of hand traps into elbows and how he dealt with Maiki's angles.

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Reality of "Living the Dream." Effortless.

Ike's Boxing Gym in Paterson NJ was filled with alot of young talent. Some of the kids would talk about their goals and I felt like they were a little delusional, but I would never shoot down anyone's dream. No matter how quacked out they sounded. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Blistered Knuckle Care. Part 2

In the 1st part of my Knuckle Care post I went over the use of super glue on a blistered knuckle. For this part I go over the fist guards.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ball kicks & Teeps. An Underutilized Tool.

In MMA, teeps and front kicks are completely underestimated. Are there any benefits to foot jabbing and can you really cause damage by teeping in an MMA fight? Also, which targets to aim for that'll cause maximum damage.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Positioning of a Brawl. Sangmanee vs Tanonchai

Why is there no use of angles in Muay Thai or Kickboxing? 
Those are some of the most common questions I see on the sub forums in popular MMA message boards. The casual fan might think Muay Thai fighting or kickboxing are like a dick measuring contest, where fighters stand in place and trade shot for shot to see who will go down first. Muay thai isn't all about walking forward to your opponent and swinging for the fences.Well it sort of is but it's a little more complex than that sounds.

Monday, May 26, 2014

VIDEO: 1 Minute Motivation. Fight or Flight.

I was watching a bunch of fight videos on Youtube the other night. I came across Thepnimit's recent Raja fight from last month (April 9 2014). I saw it in person and man was it nuts! By far the best display of heart and power I've ever seen live. I decided to make a short motivational video out of it and if I get a good response from people, I will make it into a series. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

How To Build Tiger Blood Confidence For Your 1st Fight.

Tiger blood. It keeps me warm.
I have to disagree with the phrase; "Fake it til you make it." I've seen people take that route and it lead them straight towards embarrassment and shortcomings. It might work great for that one pick up artist who wears big furry hats but, I would rather not lie to myself. Instead I recommend a realistic way for you to build your fight confidence. This method can be used by anyone regardless if you own a furry hat or not. If you're preparing for your first fight or have over 20 and want to pump your confidence with tiger blood, than this exercise is for you.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Lumphini Fight Reviews (Video)

Round two pit stop crew
On May 17, 2014 four boys from SitMonchai Gym fought in Lumphini stadium. Tia, Dton, Note and Kay. Tia and Note are both veterans of Lumphini stadium but this night Dton was making his Lumphini debut and SitMonchai's latest addition Kay was also making his SitMonchai Gym and Lumphini Stadium debut. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

How to Revamp Your Skills and Make Fight Training Fun.

Not the hair, not the hair! Damn, he's ruining it.
Training can become awfully boring! 
I understand the seriousness of training for a fight. The weight of your gym's reputation and your own head are hanging on the line. That stress of hard training can also leave you feeling flat, drained and lifeless. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Festival Fight With SuperStars, My Fight Recap + Highlight Video

April 29th Festival Fight, My opponent was a well known town hero who constantly fights on channel 3 and channel 7 stadium. He is known for flogging his opponents with knees and well, that he did! 

Here's a thing about fighting in Thailand, not all matches will be even. I had a 7kg advantage he had a 200+ fights advantage, with over half of them in the big stadium (Raja,Lumphini,Omnoi, etc.). The Thais don't care so much about how much their opponents weigh. For them it's not about winning or losing, it's about displaying proper technique, having heart and showing a true fighters spirit.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Performance Statement

Relax. Explode. Relax. Explode. That's what I tell myself every time I wai in the corners when sealing the ring. The significance of  competing to me is a reflection of your personality, especially in that moment. In or out of the ring, I try to stay as relaxed as possible by focusing on being in the moment. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Head Kick KO and 13 Stitches for 13 Coins.

On March 31, 2014 I fought in Rajadamnern Stadium against a Lithuanian fighter. The program sheet had him named Hunter 13 Coins Gym. He was about a forehead shorter than me but built like a fire hydrant. He had muscles on top of muscles in places I didn't even know people can have muscles. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Engraving Methods: Finding Range With The Long Guard.

For this months Engraving Methods, I used a clip I took from "MR. Knockout" Thepnimit  vs DaoFai rematch fight at Channel 11 Stadium in Bangkok. In this episode I slowed down Thepnimits use of his long guard. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

How To Deal With Backhanded Compliments.

About a month ago there was a foreigner in camp who constantly asked me the same questions. He was curious as to how long I was staying in Thailand and would ask me about 4 times a day. When I answer "indefinite" he would launch into a rant about how great it must be to be a full time athlete and have no responsibilities. He stressed the "no responsibilities" part.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Cuts, Stitches & Scars.

I got cut in my last fight. 

Not a big one, just 4 stitches on my left eyebrow. The cut is literally on the eyebrow. A lot of people tell me that I’m lucky because of the location of the cut. This way, the scar won't be quite so noticeable.


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