Saturday, February 20, 2016
A reminder that your Muay Thai technique is meant to damage, not simply hit. Often times we throw as hard as we can at the target, rather than through the target. There is an important difference.
Throwing at the target is an inefficient use of energy that, while still painful, won't get you maximum results. You may be throwing hard, but not deeply. When you consider the how adrenaline affects pain tolerance in a fight, it's important to do as much damage as possible.
Throwing a technique through the target means striking the smallest surface area possible and penetrating it. It is being specific and accurate. It is sending your weight into the opponent rather than towards their surface. It is what makes a knock out possible, when combined with timing. Always visualize the target, and cut through it like a blade.