The Ability to Adapt – Limitless Mindset Monday #4

[Adaptation] My Answer to. . .

“How do you stay ahead of the competition?”


Most people’s weakness lies in the inability to adapt. You may see proficient technique, you may even see them winning the initial portion of the fight. . .

. . . some chuck it up to toughness in the later rounds, but I believe that it is my ability to adapt.

Everyone has holes in their game, you just have to be patient enough to find them.

Each fighter has slightly different movement, different leverage points and angles at which they kick, punch or execute a technique. If something does not work, frustration sets in. You begin to lose sight of what is happening and you begin to force an opening that is not there.

If you are having a hard time forcing the clinch against a counter hitter you have to stalk your way in, using angles on your way in to close the distance without being countered.

If you are facing a power hitter you want to smother their shots – they will come to you – but your main weapon will be staying relaxed and patient.

A straight forward technician is a tough one to adapt to if they are at a higher level. Using angles and mixing up your distance becomes the key. You have to interrupt them as they step in, not before and not after. Taking away their boxing with kicks to the arm, avoiding step in knees and elbows by angling off as they step in, and off balancing them with teeps and foot sweeps as they step in to kick.

It isn’t always about getting them to “play your game“, instead it is about getting them to play a game that they can’t play.

Adapt. Become Limitless.


Paul Banasiak is a Professional Muay Thai fighter/addict, 9x champion, trainer, and fitness professional currently living, training, and fighting in Thailand. After leaving medical school without looking back, he decided to fully follow his passion of helping others become the best version of themselves, creating MuayThaiAthlete.com. A website for those who are already passionate individuals that want to take their life,mindset&training to the next level. 

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1 Comment on The Ability to Adapt – Limitless Mindset Monday #4

  1. I was a Navy Hospital Corpsman with the Marine Corps in peace and in war. Got addicted to adrenaline. Some guys come back from the sandbox with PTSD and become addicted to drugs or alcohol. My fix was Emergency Nursing / Trauma … worked the night shift as it was hard core
    The Marine Corps instills in us
    Adapt
    Overcome
    I lost my battle with PTSD finally and am disabled after 37 years of high speed low drag bedside care.
    Living in the Philippines now. Did Yang Style Tai Chi Shirt firm in the past , Qi Gong and mindfulness meditation.
    A very special woman here is MMA , Muay Thai and I am allowed to Court her. One man ( myself ) out of hundreds of suitors.

    In BKK with a blown out back , SI Joint and connective tissues snapped ….
    she took me to my first Muay Thai lesson in BKK

    It was the proverbial missing link.

    I can switch on my ” War Juice ” ( my very own term , feel free to use it. Engage my kill switch and train at age 57 , Nebido is finally working after a sub 2 Free T….

    My point is adaptation. What was a disorder that led me o suicide attempts , a career that inevitably destroyed my soul is on a new healing journey.

    Adapting from slothfullness to wellness was enabled by simply learning to Play Muay Thai.

    Adapt. Overcome. We have the key in simply balancing War Juice in the gym.

    I had to approach my opponents , my enemies in a different vector
    This sport. People like you enabled healthy
    ADAPTATION

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