Relaxed, poised, powerful, quick and responsive. The art of beautiful pad work is down to the relationship between holder and holdee. Here we see Simonchai displaying effective technique showcasing a variety of traditional Muay Thai techniques. It looks easy when the professionals do it. Excellent workout.
Setting up the kick by attacking the head. You can see as soon as the guard goes up and he is in the right position the attacker offloads a barrage of solid low kicks, continuously attacking the same spot. Every now and then the motion is broken up by attacking the face again, because automatically the hands go up again and then the thigh is right there for blasting.
The history of Muay Thai can be traced back to several hundreds of years ago to the middle of the 16th Century. During the battles between the Burmese and Siam (Thai) army, the fighter Nai Khanomtom was captured by the Burmese who gave him the opportunity to fight for his freedom. Continue reading The Science of Eight Limbs