Health Benefits of Muay Thai

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Health Benefits of Muay Thai There are many different ways to lose weight and get healthy. Few of them are as fun and as comprehensive as Muay Thai. Muay Thai or kickboxing is one of the best ways to improve your overall health and reach new fitness levels. Muay Thai is a full body aerobic… Read more »

The Thai Clinch

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The Thai Clinch falls directly between grappling and fighting. Some fighters refer to it as “Standup” while others refer to it as “Grappling”. Whatever the proper label may be, knowing that you should understand the MMA strategies behind clinching. Since this position is very common in MMA, learning them can only make you a better-rounded fighter. Basic Thai Clinch… Read more »

Would you recommend taking up Muay Thai if you’ve never set foot in a gym before?

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As a beginner Muay Thai student can I just jump into classes? Yes. You have to find the right gym. If the academy has a hard focus on competition it could be too intense and you risk getting hurt. If the training is watered down into “cardio-kick” then it’s no different than any other group exercise… Read more »

How To: Timing Sparring

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  More on the importance of Timing sparring: Timing is one of the most important pieces of developing a world class striking game. If you have good timing you will be able to land strikes on faster opponents while taking the least amount of punishment. In order to get develop this skill “timing” you need… Read more »

Why Kickboxing is Great for Weight Loss

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Losing Weight at an Alarming Rate Kickboxing emerged as an activity that has been deemed perfect for losing weight. In the 1990’s, you could say kickboxing overtook aerobics classes as the favored group weight loss class in the eyes of the public. What is the reason for this? The answer is not one that should… Read more »

Kickboxing Academy Basics

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Kickboxing Academy Basics If you find yourself interested in learning to kickbox with a view to entering into competition or simply to reap the incredible cardio benefits that it offers, you are going to need to find the right Kickboxing Academy to meet your needs. When you live in a relatively large metropolitan area, you… Read more »

Low Carb Kickboxing Lessons?

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Those wishing to get in shape quickly will sign up for kickboxing lessons. They also might want to take advantage of the low carb diet to expedite their weight loss. Do these two go together? The answer is…..not really. Kickboxing helps you burn up a lot of calories because it involves constant motion for a… Read more »

Maximize the Boxing Aspect of Kickboxing

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What is the one area of kickboxing that many practitioners ignore? They have a tendency to ignore really focusing on the boxing aspect. This assessment does not just refer to those taking kickboxing up as a hobby. It also refers to amateurs and pros. Seriously, if you want to be a solid kickboxer then you… Read more »

Kickboxing Combo Video

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Here is a Kickboxing combo video that details another great combo! This 2-count combination consists of 1 Right-Straight and 1 Left Kick. Each Punch can be delivered to head, chest or lower body and the Kick can be delivered to the leg, body or head.

Carly’s Blog #5 – An Awesome Kickboxing Workout

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A Kickboxing workout is such fun! It’s great to learn the self-defense skills that go along with Muay Thai; however, even if I never use those skills, I can feel my body getting into better shape with every class I go to. Having good form is the basis to everything we do in class, more… Read more »