Sparring or Jarring

Sparring day is one of those things that people usually have a love and hate relationship with. At the gym I go to it is safe to say that we are all novices, so we have a lot of areas where we can improve on. Since this is a contact sport and concussions are a reality it is important to recognize sparring should be practiced responsibly.  Continue reading “Sparring or Jarring”

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The Under-Practiced & Under-Used Strike

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From what I have noticed elbows tend to be rarely practiced at gyms. This could just be an issue of certain gyms not wanting to deal with the liability of someone getting their head split open on their premises.  I would say that being on the receiving end of an accidental elbow comes with the baggage of participating in the art. Accidents happen and if using two of the eight strikes in Muay Thai scares you or a gym, then maybe you shouldn’t practicing  Muay Thai to begin with. Continue reading “The Under-Practiced & Under-Used Strike”

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