I could not see the difference between two of them at this round. They seems have equal ability and skills to fight, I even encourage John was a little bit better than Yod Saen Klai, in terms of defensive techniques such as grab legs and kick blocks. But when things happens, John got down by a very hard punch, which the announcer mentioned that it was a luck for Yod Saen Klai, but I would see different when John is losing control of his defense when tried to grab Yod Saen Klai’s leg, and Yod Saen Klai obviously saw the opportunity.
This round is like a clock-wise situation, I don’t know why Youd Saen Klai lost his control as he seem to be able to keep the situation under control. But when he got a big “set” of punch from John, Yod Saen Klai is no longer advantage. Based on my own analysis, Yod Saen Klai seemed to under estimate John’s ability to recover and skills. This may be due to he believe that he will easily overcome John from the punch that took John down in the first round. And when John had realised the situation that he could bring back the advantage, then many sets of punch keep following. The last minute of round 2 is very important for John, he was shot down again with the obvious that he is losing his power, Yod Saen Klai’s opportunity rise again.
Round 3 looks better for John, but also to Yod Saen Klai. Seems both of them were a little bit more careful on what is going to take as they know that one of them could be knocked at any time. While John was using this round to relax and he hope to recover and give his full power to the last two round, Yod Saen Klai seemed tried to finish the fight as soon as possible. The situation like this demonstrated that apart from power, good fighters always work on “strategy” throughout the fight.
Round 4 was not exciting as expected. I was supposed to see more aggressive and advanced techniques from both of them but it looks they are completely losing power to fight. Especially for Yod Saen Klai. Once he know that he did very good job for the first two round, then it is unnecessary to hurry or put himself too aggressive, which may be giving John opportunity to strike back. While John was also lack of power, but still looked for a chance to make miracle.
John had nothing to lose at this round and he actually did very well and impressive. But it seems not good enough to become a winner. Using clinching and short punch were very good strategies for at the end of the match while the fighter know that he is almost lost the power, but Yod Saen Klai was too good. Tried not to join the clinch and keeping away to find opportunity to attack, this strategy had made Yod Saen klai is the top winner of the Contender Asia. The result of the fight proves that perfect fighter still exist, even though is tournament was just a TV show in any perspective, but the fight is the fight and Muay thai fighters are not for the TV shows they are all fighters who want to fight, no matter what’s it that for.
Muay Thai Jumping Knee How To Guide
Learn how to do a flying knee to the head and knock people out.
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This is a very good example demonstration video. The instructor was very elaborate on his instructions so it is very good for learners to learn from. Actually flying knee kick, in my perspective, is not something that very easy to practice and also the chance to use is much more harder. This is because in modern Muay Thai, fighter were taught to use both attacking and defensive technique at the same time and flying knee kick even though it is a very powerful attack but it also has weakness points: easy to escape and when fighter lands, he is very open to get immediate strike.
Here is a How to Guide from Greg Evans. He is the creator of this VDO
How To Master The Thai Kick In Detail
The Thai kick broken down in extreme detail. Learn how to master this kick training at home without a partner.
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As the name of the video. It is very detailed instruction of basic Muay thai kick. I think many of beginners may have problems that their teacher did not give very detail like this when they taking lesson so it is good to learn from this video. Even though there are many formats of Muay Thai kicks and there are also many of correct ways to practice, but this video is a good among them as the instructor also mentioned about the importance of moving hips and using the whole shin to kick as a key element to make your Muay Thai kick powerful.