Saenchai Style Stutter Kick Technique Tutorial | How to Close Distance
Saenchai is known for his trickery against bigger, stronger, and taller opponents. As a shorter fighter it may be difficult to get in close or to make a sizable opponent freeze in place. There is no one better at solving this issue in the game of Muay Thai then the legend Saenchai himself.
There is a specific technique that I have seen used in a variety of ways by Ognjen Topic, another agile & trick style fighter. [You can check out a number of Ognjen’s Tutorials on our channel]
Interestingly enough, I have began to use this technique as a tall fighter. I noticed that after landing a number of hard kicks to the body, my opponents would often shift to hang back & outside of my kicking range – waiting for me to come forward. To close the distance against a smaller and possibly faster fighter who is running on the outside of my long range. . . this fake became my solution.
Tall or short, the technique that you see popularized by the legend Saenchai can become a part of your arsenal:
Drill, drill, drill, implement, then drill some more.
Add purposeful drills to your routine. Advance all 8 weapons. Create stronger fundamentals. Gain power, control, and endurance in the clinch. Progress in your offense and defense simultaneously. Create a relationship with the heavy bag as your fully functional, responsive training partner to replace the limiting excuse of not having another body to work with.
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The way we pattern our brain and body to work in training is the way that it will respond in sparring and in the fight. I personally use a set number of these drills as a warm up with a partner or on the pads backstage before walking out to perform my favorite form of savagery.
It gets my body and mind in-sync, with the right engagement and balance everything flows. With good defense, the offense just automatically flows out of my body and all becomes seamless. Expect for it to do the same for you, it’s time to get to work.
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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