Traditional Thai Training. Is There an Alternative?
We are not questioning the method that has created the best strikers in the world, what we are asking is. . . may there be a better way of training based on who you are?
Throughout the years I have attempted to test the widest array of training methods possible to implement what benefits me the most in a fight, and to dispense of everything that does not. Following tried and true principals is at the core of training any combat sport. We all know the benefits of good conditioning, pad work, focused bag work, clinching and sparring; all of which are implemented in the traditional Thai regimen.
What we are attempting to question is the structure & focus of the training, what can we subtract and replace that may be inefficient to make more calculated progress? Just as our bodies are shaped differently, reacting to stimulus, diet, and injuries in varied ways, our minds have their own distinctive qualities as well. Some get hit in the body and freeze, some get hit and smile, some can separate themselves from stressors outside of training – some let the darkness of their personal life seep into their training and the fight itself.
In each circumstance, each personality must work to evolve their mind in different ways, all of this may be apparent from day one, and some issues may arise later down the road. Regardless of your personality, we truly believe in programming case by case. A blueprint sets a plan of action that follows proven principals, but with time it must be molded to compliment you build and mind.
Sean and I hop on the podcast to discuss his recent social media post that received a lot of attention, we talk about his move to Thailand, different infections we have suffered, a couple of funny stories and more:
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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 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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