Hello Nak Muay, today we continue where we left off from last week with Tony Myers Muay Thai Judging and scoring seminar.
Last week we covered “techniques landed with effect”. When you throw your technique it disturbs your opponent physically (it off balances them) or psychologically (they show fear or pain)
This week the video starts off with Tony talking about landing and finishing techniques on balance. I started the video a little late, but the gist of it is that he had done a study of British fighters and Thai fighters, and their balance before and after landing a technique.
He found overwhelming that Thai nak muay were much better at staying balanced after landing a technique.
So what does this mean for you? It means judges are looking specifically at how you finish a technique. It’s nice that landing solid kicks, that are moving them… but how do you land once that technique is delivered? Does your weight shift? Do you stagger? Do you land exactly in the same spot before delivery? It all adds up in the end.
In addition to balance on and after delivery, Judges will be looking at demonstrations of strength and dominance… some examples are:
- Not being able to be pulled down when your leg is caught
- Having your head pulled down in the clinch
- Can’t maintain position
Once again if you gym or camp is producing fighters, it’s invaluable that your trainer is making you aware of these points. Who takes a drivers test without first learning what your grader is looking for?
I strongly suggest you get in touch with Tony, and book one of his assessment seminars, you won’t be disappointed.