Muay Thai Mondays: How To Close The Distance To Use Boxing Combos

Using Feints and the “Thai Hop” To Close Distance

Do you have trouble finding range for your boxing combinations to land? I know the struggle, because I’m always looking to solid my hard hands on my opponents chin… but sometimes it’s hard to close the distance when my opponent is constantly backing up and retreating.

In this Muay Thai Mondays Q&A, Nathan Foster of England asks about strategies and tactics to use to cover the distance so he can utilize his hands more effectively. I discuss a couple of my favorite tools which include the “Thai hop” and a number of feints. Check it out!

Don’t forget to check out my comprehensive Boxing for Muay Thai video course which covers every aspect you can imagine to sharpen your striking skills.

In case you didn’t know, I will be releasing a new “Muay Thai Mondays Q&A Session” every week where I’ll be answering questions about techniques, fight strategy, mindset, nutrition and anything related to Muay Thai. If you’d like your question(s) answers AND if you want to win a free Nak Muay Nation t-shirt or tanktop, submit your question by:

  1. Filming yourself asking the question. If it’s technique oriented, try to show me what you mean.
  2. Upload it and email it to sean (at)
  3. BOOM! That’s it!

I hope you enjoy this new weekly segment! Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel and let me know your thoughts, comments and any suggestions for future episodes in the comments below (or on the video itself).

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Sean "Muay Thai Guy" Fagan owns & operates the largest online Muay Thai community and the #1 training resource for nak muay of all levels.

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