The Most Important Striking Principle You Must Learn in Muay Thai, Boxing, MMA

The Most Important Striking Principle in All of Combat Sports

This striking principle, whether it be in the context of MMA, Boxing or Muay Thai, is equally important across all martial arts. It is straightforward, and it is something that you will take with you into every new movement that you learn.

No detours. Let us simplify our movement. With this lesson, we go on a mission and come back the exact way we entered:

A lag in movement can be caused by a number of factors. As you saw in the video, it is most often caused by inattention to defense when attacking. It can also be caused by a disconnection in the chain of movement. For example, the punch can lag behind the body’s movement.

The most common cases of this are when the hips move first, the fighter does not properly breathe out or pulls their shoulder back before initiating the strike. The disconnection often happens in the core, the arm ends up lagging behind the force generated from the ground. Once again, the best way to simplify this is by going from Point A to Point B and straight back to Point A without taking any unnecessary detours.


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Paul Banasiak is a Professional Muay Thai Athlete/addict, 9x champion, trainer, and fitness professional currently living, training, and fighting in Thailand. After leaving his studies in the medical field without looking back, he decided to fully follow his passion of helping others become the best version of themselves, graduating first in class with a Health and Exercise Science Degree and creating MuayThaiAthlete.com. A website for passionate individuals that want to take their lifestyle, mindset & training to the next level. 

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