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Brand New Muay Thai class

I am excited to announce I am teaching a brand new Muay Thai class on a Thursday nights at 830 pm at the Woodside Boxing Academy located at 41-25 58th St.
Woodside, NY, 11377.
We will be training on Thursday nights at 830 pm.

The class is for all ages and levels.
If you are in New York, stop by and give it a try!

Technique of the Month_Elbows

Muay Thai is known as the “Art of 8 Limbs”.
It is known as the “Art of 8 Limbs” because we use our 8 limbs (i.e. arms , legs, knees and Elbows) as weapons to attack our opponent.
Today, I will break down the Muay Thai slashing elbow or “Sok ti” in the Thai language.
The slashing elbow is a short range weapon.
By short range, I mean we have to be close to our opponent to utilize it.
For a better picture think:
Using an axe (short range).
vs
Swinging a baseball bat (long range).
Throwing elbows can be dangerous and maybe for good reason.
Elbows are meant to draw blood or strike precisely to cause instantaneous knockouts!
In a professional Muay Thai fight, elbows can end a fight in an instant. That is what makes them so exciting.
Quick note:
In practice, we do not spar with elbows until after years of practice. Once a student is considered “advanced”, elbows can be used in practice. Even then, we usually use elbow pads for protection.
So, back to the slashing elbow.
The slashing elbow is executed quickly and efficiently.
While being on the receiving end may not be all smiles, throwing them can be fun.
You can ask any of my students that have done padwork with me.
Here is the breakdown of the the video shown above.
1. I make sure I am at the right distance to throw the elbow.
2. I bring my elbow up by my ear.
3. I chop it down to the pad and bring my hand back to my head.
There you have it.
That is all I have for now on the Muay Thai elbow.

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Technique of the Month

I hope you had a safe and Happy New Year.

By the way, if you do not recognize the picture, I had an afro before I had dreads.

Ok, so let’s kick off 2017 strong by setting our goals for the year.

One of my goals is to be more active with video and social media and provide more insight into the martial arts world.

As you know, part of our mission is to spread the knowledge and benefits of martial arts.

I have thought about this for some time and decided to share some of the knowledge that I have picked up over my 24 year span as a martial artist.

Starting in February 2017, my newsletter and blog will feature a new technique every month in a series adeptly called “Technique of the Month”.

We will start our discussions with techniques in Muay Thai, Boxing and some self-defense.

We will touch upon other martial arts. There will be video and picture demonstrations as well.

There is much to share and I am very excited to share this knowledge.

If you are interested in a specific technique or marital art, please feel free to let us know by replying to this email.

Ok, before I finish up, I would like to mention something of vital importance.

For a limited time, we are offering free trials in both our Personal Training and Online Personal Training programs.

Click Free Trial or email info@fightingiseasy.com.

That’s it for now. Remember to keep fighting for what you believe in.

-John

Bootcamp Memorial Day Sale

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Life is Hard. Fighting is Easy. kicks off Memorial Day weekend with BIG discounts on “Getting Fit with Kru John” bootcamp series. For a limited time:

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