Martial Arts, especially Muay Thai are about respect.
Fighters, trainers, even fans should always carry themselves in a respectful manner. Sometimes, however, you get people that need to learn this lesson the hard way. When you challenge someone to a fight in their own gym you better be on point, because that is the ultimate sign of disrespect.
We have all seen videos where someone goes and challenges a fake instructor in their gym to teach them a lesson. If there is evidence that someone is a fraud and are trying to pass off as an expert when they are not, it is a whole different story. Challenging a instructor simply because you think your are tough is probably the biggest mistake you can make.
No self respecting trainer, Muay Thai or not is going to let you get away with that. In this video we see what happens when someone who thinks they are tough challenges the Muay Thai instructor at the gym to a fight.
Remember that simply because you can beat up bums on the street doesn’t mean you can actually step in to the ring with someone that has skill and does this for a living.
The Muay Thai instructor that gets challenged in this video is actually very nice.
He starts off by simply feeling things out while the man that challenged him is going hard. He remains calm, cool, and collected as you would expect. He eventually picks his spot and fires off a head kick that knocks the man down.
To this guy’s credit he got up from a kick that leveled him when it looked like he wouldn’t. Again the instructor remains cool and calm an fires off another head kick that puts him down for good. These kicks were lighting fast, it looked like a walk in the park for the Muay Thai instructor.
The best thing about this instructor was his control. He didn’t lose it even though he was disrespected, he kept it all together. He even helped the man after he knocked him out with the head kicks. I have seen other guys go crazy even after they have won, but he was a complete class act.
Check out the video below. This guy definitely got what he deserved for thinking he could walk in and challenge the instructor.