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Muay Thai Journey

Starting Muay Thai….

Haribos, Krispy Kremes and Bread. I had to start doing some exercise because of my proclivity towards sugar was getting my razor close to being fat. That pleasure you get from eating foods high in simple sugar is the same pleasure derived from taking an opioid, I’ve heard. The dopamine/serotonin receptors in the brain  are stimulated and this is why you want to eat more and more. Each of the Krispy Kreme donughts has around 200 calories per unit, and I could eat five and feel great about myself for around 5 minutes after. Continue reading Muay Thai Journey

MMA corner advice

Having a corner team in combat sports isn’t just about saying when you’ve won a round or wiping the blood from your nose, the tactical advice given at the correct time can be the difference epic victory and devastating defeat. It is interesting to see the experienced corner men dissecting what they’ve seen in the previous rounds and offering strategic advice to overcome problems and land shots. Anybody who takes part in training, sparring or fighting should take note that an opponent will fall into pattern like behaviour, especially when tired, rocked or nervous. Finding gaps and spotting patterns is key to maximising the effect of technique power and speed. Brilliant video.

Anderson Silva Vs Tony Friklund

Arguably one of the greatest MMA fighters to bless the sport, Anderson Silva showcases his proficient Muay Thai skills in one of his early mixed martial arts matches. The effectiveness of the Thai clinch, utilisation  of knees to the body from inside and outside the clinch and then an absolutely devastating upwards elbow to seal the deal. Beautiful movement and superb timing top of this fight.