This is an extremely educational, humbling and interesting MT fight/technique breakdown video. It shows the ferocity of Samkor Kiatmontep's Left Roundhouse Kick from the southpaw stance against Satoshi (a formidable fighter known for his punch combos).
Quick Question: How would you counter or fight Samkor and neutralize his Left Roundhouse?
I had seen this video many times, and tried to go into southpaw (I am orthodox) when I sparred someone with good punching skill or a high guard. But I could never stay on a southpaw stance for long as nothing seemed to flow naturally for me except the left roundhouse kick. I was getting off-balanced to my right-side.
Recently, I sparred with a much advanced MT practitioner, who is old but had been a champion in his young days. He is naturally southpaw. While sparring he kept moving forward Jabbing and then throwing the Lead Roundhouse kick (for southpaw it is the Right leg). Given he was a champion, I have a feeling he just did not want to hurt me with the Rear Roundhouse. While throwing the Lead Roundhouse, he kept swinging his Lead hand down leaving his face open. Twice, when he kicked, I countered with my left hook, given the Lead Roundhouse is not as damaging.
I can't imagine what I would do if he used his Rear Roundhouse like Samkor.
Question: What are possible counters to (or techniques to capitalize on) the Left Roundhouse Kick (from a Southpaw) that are thrown to destroy not only the Liver but also the hands?
Research: This video shows some counters to Southpaws in general but its not specific to great kickers like Samkor. Also this is very generic. This shows a good body shot option as the liver side is on the front. Joe, as always, has some good advice here. He says to dominate the lead foot and control the lead hand to stay outside their centerline.