The Femeu of Muay Khao | Episode 16 Karuhat Secrets of Style | 68 min

There’s a lot more on the Cascade throw in this session, with focus on my getting my head on the shoulder which helps prevent it from becoming a foul,...

There’s a lot more on the Cascade throw in this session, with focus on my getting my head on the shoulder which helps prevent it from becoming a foul, and generates the right leverage with the throw. It’s maybe the 3rd session in a row where we work on this throw, it’s becoming a major theme of my attack of him as he gets on the ropes and raises a knee. If I can master this it would be a great attack against a position that female Thai fighters frequently adopt. They just are not prepared for an outside attack. There is also a lot of work on Continuity, which has been written about on this site in Training Notes. It’s one of my biggest challenges. Kevin and Karuhat both yell “Taxi!” when I step out after an attack or a mistake, a joke that I am “going somewhere”. Karuhat’s style is a flexing, constantly pressured style, that using every stepback as a flex forward moment. It thrives on not stopping, but never rushing as well. There’s a lot more work in clinch and knee range in this session as Karuhat starts to mold the instruction towards my strengths. It’s still Karuhat’s style, but it’s re-orchestrated to a more Muay Khao fighting style. Karuhat himself, despite being one of the great Muay Femeu fighters of the Golden Age, began as a Muay Khao fighter. The line between knee fighter and technical fighter is not as stark in the Golden Age, where fighters fought in many styles and at many ranges.

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My dedication is to the study of Muay Thai and the preservation of its techniques and culture as both a fighter and a journalist-documentarian. In my 6+ years of living in Thailand I have fought more than 200 times, more than any western man or woman.
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