Kumandoi’s Uppercut Combination at Rajadamnern Stadium
All it takes is one second for everything to go south.
Kumandoi’s opponent, Morakot, hopped into range with a teep feint. However, this technique backfired. Kumandoi pounced on his opponent and finished him with a brutal combination.
It’s something to be hit, but it’s quite another to be hit while off balance. This, therefore, teaches us how we can create brutal damage with only a few strikes. It teaches us how to get the finish. Off-balancing the opponent may be as simple as pushing your opponent away or pulling them forward. If you would like evidence of the power of off-balancing, look no further than Peter Aerts who, to my knowledge, has more head kick KOs than anyone else in elite-level kickboxing or even combat sports.
If you can land a head kick by off-balancing an opponent, then what can’t you land? Take a deeper look at Morakot’s fight ending miscalculation and at the importance of balance in the Evolve MMA video below:
Ever lose your balance after a low kick? Well, now you never will. A simple mistake can end a fight at any second. Even if you’re off-balance for a split second, the fight can turn in an instant. We must, therefore, do our best to prevent ourselves from losing our balance and thus losing the fight.
What better way than to avoid losing than to tag on a technique that will certainly help bring you the win?
Muay Thai Basics: Missed Low Kick to Side Kick
Yes, there is spinning shit in Muay Thai. And though flashy techniques may seem useless and awful for your balance, they can be great techniques for pushing your opponent back.
One example is Conor McGregor. Conor loves to have his opponent’s back against the cage. Think back to his UFC debut against Marcus Brimage, his demolition of Denis Siver, his KO of Dustin Poirier, and his comeback against Chad Mendes. Where were each of these opponents when and before they were finished? With their backs against the cage.
But how does Conor McGregor get them there? With mad spinning shit. Flair has its use, and we will dive deep into it in this Lawrence Kenshin Striking Breakdown:
Advanced Attacks in Muay Thai
“Train With Legends” Retreat at Evolve MMA in Singapore
How do you become the best at something? You train with the best. And there is no place like Evolve MMA if you want to find the best.
However, you won’t simply be training alongside the best, though that is enough of a treat. You will get private seminars and training sessions with top champion Muay Thai fighters like Sagetdao, Petchboonchu, Orono, Nong-O, Yodsanan and a number of other elite fighters. What better than one-on-one time with the best in the world?
If you’re interested in learning from the pantheon of the greatest Muay Thai fighters of all time, click here or the image below to find out more about this epic vacation!
- Evan is a gourmand of combat sports from Taiwan. He appreciates the beauty of Muay Thai movement and all other movements. He's got no rudder so if the winds blow northerly, he goes north. His goal is to achieve and appreciate.