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I have noticed that the stances are very much different than most styles I have taken. I understand Muay Thai ways more than other arts though. The stances keep their shoulders inline with their hips at all times. You shuffle to move, but never crossing your legs or taking huge steps to get yourself off balance.
I am loving the stamina/cardio it provides. We did bag training at the end and I got s side ache by the time we were done.
We started with one-two-three combo.We did one punch, two punches, three punches, then back up and return and repeat. We did this 10 times.
Then we did two-10 training. In this we did two p[unches back up, four punches back up, etc all the way to ten, then back down again.
Then two kicks, sprawl, two punches (set 1) and did this ten times on each leg.
Then we did one more where we did 1-10 succession kicks. 1, 1-2, 1-3, etc with each leg up to ten kicks.
By the time I was done I was drenched in sweat.
What's the purpose? Our focus is speed and power. So the focus is to develop speed, power, and stamina. It took us 14 minutes to complete this drill but it felt like a lifetime. I love it. I can only hope that this training will all lead me to the Octagon. I definately need more stamina building.
BTW- I was slightly sick today. I still have a little remnance of my cold, (which is why I skipped Fridays class).
Muay Thai is so practical, which is why I love it.
Take care and keep on the road of knowledge.
I am going to make an entry of the Muay Thai combos so I can keep them in memory.