I fell in love with the art of Muay Thai 20 years ago. The way I was able to find the art was as violently effective as the sport itself. As a young, lost soul with very little direction and aspirations in my life, I found myself in a street scrap that left me with a broken nose, fractured eye socket and a crushed ego. Till this day I am grateful to have the ability to talk about the experience since I could have easily lost my life. With a new appreciation for breathing I set out on a path to make sure I never came close to that kind of situation ever again!
As we all know, the “one shot” knock out is the final word of a Muay Thai bout. It is the pinnacle of any exchange where you render the opposition unable to continue their campaign. As a newbie you watched highlight clips over and over again so you could analyze and cringe on the impact.When you first started training, whether you were hitting the bag, pads, or your fellow training partner, you were thinking“that what would have been a knock out in a fight”. With the 8 weapons we have as Nak Muay’s, we can all imagine even one of those tools being able to stop our opponent dead in his/her tracks and not having your win or loss being decided by 3 people with differences of opinions.
Do you train as if your life depends on it? One of the most primal skills in existence, climbing, will test your every being, much like ring combat. Let’s learn this vital self-preservation skill, to keep you the dominant opposition.
If you are still doing bicep curls, leg extensions, and triceps push downs you are still playing Atari in an X Box world.
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