Sow Noy Pra Pang

To perform the Sow Noy Pra Pang style. The first direction (front direction) The boxer start at sitting in the Dhep Pha-nom form and bend down to prostrate 'Pra Ratanatrai three times. Clasp and put your hands at the chest. Say a Pali verse Na Pidta MoMaiHen Bhuddha Pidta ThaPidhoo Ya 3 times. Realize the gratefulness of Buddha, Dhamma and Buddhist monk, the gratefulness of mother, father, masters start to 'Tha-wai-Bung-Kom' for the first round from the clasp at the chest level form. Step 1...

Basic Combinations

I believe that as in instructor, I should only teach very basic combinations. Two to three strikes each. Rarely, I'll teach a four technique combination (and the two that I do teach are both boxing combo's, not Muay Thai). Instead, I try to teach my students to follow up each technique with something. Actually, I try to teach them to follow up each technique with a few somethings. Let's use boxing as an example. After I throw a left hook, there are a couple of very specific actions I will take,...

Dealing with Psychological Problem of Getting

There are a lot of beginners who are seemingly leery of getting hit - and yet they have a desire to take boxing. Some are concerned with getting brain damage others just fear being hit HARD. I don't think anyone of experience doubts that striking skills are important to a fighter on the street, in tournament - wherever a fight takes place - knowing how to hit (and just as important, knowing how to avoid, or deal with, GETTING HIT) are invaluable to a fighter. We who have Muay Thai experience...

Kicking Trees

So, one Muay Thai beginner comes up to me and asks, When will I be ready to kick trees Don't laugh, he was serious. For many of you, this is a silly question, but to others this part of Muay Thai mythology is real. As is the case with most myths, the belief that Thai Boxers train by kicking trees is based on fact. Thai boxers are known for their rigorous physical conditioning, and in particular, their extremely hard shins. But contrary to what many believe, this is achieved through the use of...

Jumping with Weights Plyometric Exercises With Weights Method

Jump exercises with weights can also be done at this time (and some even earlier). For example, hold dumbbells in the hands and do squat jumps for 8 - 10 reps, 2 - 3 sets. You can also do split squats with our without dumbbells in the hands or barbell ob the shoulders. The key in these two exercises is to jump as quickly and as high as possible. If holding weights in the hands or on the shoulders is not comfortable you can hang weights on the waist or wear a weighted belt. You can do short,...

Clinching Basics

For those with grappling experience, you will find this similar to swimming. That is where you practice getting a control position by swimming one arm in at a time under your opponents arms to get the underneath control position for a throw or the like. In Thai, the phrase or name used to describe clinching is translated as GETTING DRESSED (think of it as preparing to knee) Getting Dressed is the action of your and your opponent swimming or snaking your arms inside for the control position. The...

The Art of Fighting

Yod Ruerngsa, Khun Kao Charuad and James Cartmell by Yod Ruerngsa, Khun Kao Charuad and James Cartmell This DRAFT should not be sold, rented and etc. All reprinting and citation of text in part or whole is prohibited. Chapter 1. History and Traditions of Muay Thai Muay Thai Thai Musical Instruments for Beginner Initiation Pre-fight Wai Muay Thai Chapter 1. Cherng Muay (Traditional Basics) Cherng Mad 15 Cherng (15 Cherng Sok 24 Cherng (24 elbow Cherng Khao 11 Cherng (11 knee Cherng Thao 15...

Exiting The Clinch

I really do not like using the shovel punch method because I find that you end up leaving yourself open. Either that or the Shoeshine method isn't being properly described. But it all depends on what position you are in when you are trying to exit the clinch in the first place. Your position determines what methods you can safely employ to break. DOMINANT You are in the dominant position. You have your opponents head trapped to your chest. This is easy. There are essentially...

Plyometrics

Since the 1960's, the former Soviet Union has been practicing what we now call, Plyometrics. The Soviets had been successful in the use of Plyometrics in their training regimes. The results showed in jumping events. It wasn't until 1975, when Fred Wilt, former Olympic runner, used the term Plyometrics here in the United States. Yuri Verhoshansky could very well be call the Father of Plyometrics. He has been the leading researcher and coach most recognized with the spread of Plyometrics. He also...