How to Long Guard – Top 3 Uses of the Long Guard in Muay Thai, Kickboxing & MMA

How to Long Guard and its Top 3 Uses in Kickboxing and Muay Thai

Featured Instructor: Lion Fight / K1 / Glory Kickboxing Veteran Chris Mauceri

The long guard is often seen as a defensive technique utilized to keep the opponent back whilst simultaneously keeping your ground. A strong balance and proper grounding are key attributes in Muay Thai, making this technique paramount to the style of many Thai Boxers.

The long guard is often complimented by the teep and a defensive style, however, Chris Mauceri is an elite fighter known for his relentless pressure. His use of the long guard is key in breaking the rhythm of his opponents, it’s a distraction that draws opponents into elbows and knees, blinding them as a set up for more devastating attacks as well as a fundamental tool to reset the body when drilled properly.

Learn about the fundamental uses of the long guard, proper long guard positioning, how the long guard can aid you in both your offense and your defense, and how beginners can use this drill in an attempt to reset their body properly, staying sharp and ready for any incoming counters:

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About the Author:

Paul Banasiak is a Professional Muay Thai Athlete/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 passionate individuals that want to take their lifestyle, mindset & training to the next level. 

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