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Why is footwork of boxing and MMA more flowery than footwork kickboxing? (Part 2)

Footwork of Kickboxing and Muay Thai

Although not clearly shown, it would be wrong if you think that Kickboxing and Muay Thai do not have footwork. Only one thing, the use of footwork of Kickboxing and Muay Thai if 100% copied from Boxing will cause users to trouble for one reason only: the kicks to break the tower.

In the early days of Kickboxing, when the rules of the game still did not allow kicks from below the hips, the Kickboxing footwork was as colorful as Boxing. However, since the legendary Muay Kietsongrit crushed Rick Roufus with the turret break, the world has realized the benefits of this technique. Of course, using footwork to dazzle your opponent has become too dangerous since the world knew low kick.

In current Kickboxing and Muay Thai, the footwork is more careful and safer. Footwork is also used to find favorable angles, but usually, Kickboxing – Muay Thai boxers have to preempt their opponents before turning corners.

The main reason, Kickboxing has more legs, a weapon much stronger than the hands. A hit of the kick does more damage than a punch, that’s unquestionable. That is not to mention that if you depend on the footwork, a fighter will quickly lose all their weapons to fight if they meet a good turret breaker.

It can be said that the ornate footwork is not suitable on the Kickboxing ring when kicks and tower breakers appear. However, saying Kickboxing and Muay Thai do not have footwork is completely wrong.

MMA’s footwork

It’s hard to say that MMA is a martial art where even martial artists from the same training house can still have different backgrounds. MMA, in other words, is a competitive mode open to all martial arts to compete. And to survive in the MMA ring, boxers have to upgrade themselves with different martial arts. In it, the most significant difference must be mentioned the ground game (battle field).

However, despite such an open set of rules, MMA fighters have a better chance of performing their footwork because MMA fighters are in a state of guard against takedowns by their opponents. Pure striking elements are relative when grappling is always present in every MMA match. For this reason, even when seeing the opportunity to “break” the opponent, the MMA boxers are also very cautious about whether it is a takedown trap.

Another reason that few people will admit, MMA boxers will never reach the striking level of the Boxer and Kickboxer, who spend their whole life playing striking, because striking is not. the only content that MMA fighters have to pay attention to. Therefore, the ability to recognize love and seize striking opportunities for MMA boxers is not as sharp as Kickboxers and Boxers of the same level.

Therefore, capturing the moves of Dominich Cruz and Tj Dillashaw becomes an impossible task. Especially when both of these stars are ranked wrestlers. They are all likely waiting for a kick-in to do a pick-in shoot.

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Petchdam – Petchmorakot: The fraternal couple at ONE No Surrender

Leading ONE No Surrender together with two title matches, the Petchmorakot and Petchdam brothers all aim to win the championship together.

Taking charge of the name of Petchyindee Academy leading ONE No Surrender, few know that Petchmorakot and Petchdam are not just teammates in the gym. They have been friends on the Muay Thai road since childhood. 

Growing up in Ubon Ratchathani, a mountainous province 650km northeast of Bangkok, Petchdam could not expect one day to stand on the world stage with his seniors.

“I’m very happy, it’s hard to imagine two country boys from Ubon Ratchathani, having a day together towards the world championship.” – Petchdam shared. “A guard, a defiant belt. It is an honor and a pride”.

Unlike other little boxers, Petchdam was trained by his father, a man who did not know anything about Muay Thai just by loving the martial art. However, that of course did not help the fist born in 1997 when he lost the battle. 

This is also when Petchdam looks for a new gym and meets his seniors here. 

“When I trained at Sit Odd Piboon, I met Petchmorakot, we have known each other since he was 10 years old.” Muay Thai Flyweight belt fighter preparing to share. 

However, by the age of 16, the play life had somewhat swept away the young boxer Petchmorakot. But soon, his passion for Muay Thai dragged him back to the ring and once again coincided with his old brother.

“When I came to train at Petchyindee Academy, I felt so lonely. We’ve been practicing together for so long, I really miss my brother the first day I come here”. – Petchmorakot shared.

However, not long after, Petchmorakot was soon reunited with his brother. That was when Petchdam decided to pursue a career as a professional Muay. 

So far, both Petchdam and Petchmorakot have won prestigious titles at Lumpinee, WBC, ONE Championship and here, both will aim to bring the gold belt of the tournament together.

Confronted with the legendary Yodsanklai Fairtex, Petchmorakot took on the responsibility of protecting the ONE Featherweight Muay Thai belt he just won last year. In the main match of the event, Petchdam will challenge defending champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon to the throne of ONE Flyweight Muay Thai. 

“If we both win the next event, it will be a huge success. I am extremely proud to be with Petchdam on this journey. ” – champion Petchmorakot shared before the event.

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Top 5 female boxers at ONE Championship (Part 1)

The mixed martial arts arena may seem too harsh for female boxers, but it is from that harshness that the shadows of the boxers shine even more brightly. They not only prove themselves through sweaty training sessions, but also through intense matches that are as intense as men.

When it comes to fighting martial arts in general, perhaps many people will imagine the sweaty bare backs, the punches, the muscular kicks of the male boxers. But in line with gender equality, the importance of women in fighting sports has been increased.

The outstanding female boxers are dedicating intense fights that are no less than the male ones; Not only that, the stories of their efforts have become the inspiration for many girls to overcome family and society’s prejudices to pursue the passion of the ring.

And below, will be the top 5 top female boxers at ONE Championship – the beautiful and talented stars of Asia’s largest mixed martial arts tournament.

1. Stamp Fairtex

Stamp Fairtex was born and raised in Rayong, Thailand. Despite showing her talent at an early age, after 2 years of competition, Nong Stamp was forced to stop playing by her family to focus on her studies. Only at the age of 17, Stamp Fairtex returned to the Muay Thai arena.

With a love for martial arts, Stamp quickly proved his bravery. Right from his school days, Stamp won 80 times in the ring with countless titles before being honored as a World Muay Thai champion.

Not stopping there, the young girl continued to conquer ONE Championship, becoming the first female boxer to win the championship in both the Muay Thai and Kickboxing formats at the largest martial arts tournament in Asia.

Not stopping at Muay Thai – Kickboxing, Stamp Fairtex recently made a successful comeback in the MMA arena when beating Indian rival Asha Roka with a beautiful squeeze in the third round, showing a progression. Ministry very clearly in the war potential. She will continue to confront the original Vietnamese female martial artist Bi Nguyen at ONE: MASTER OF FATE on 8-11.

“The women can completely prove their bravery on the arena of Muay Thai. Hard work and patience are prerequisites, and then the opportunity will come to you too! ”Stamp Fairtex affirmed.