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Why is the bob and weave not used much in MMA & Muay Thai or outside of boxing in general?

In boxing when ducking your head or doing any sort of level change, the main concern is watching out for some sort of uppercut or body hook, the same applies to MMA or Muay Thai but there's a ton more ...
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Boxing Shuffle Step in Muay Thai?

For traditional Muay Thai, the answer is no. Traditional Muay Thai rule sets favour a block and exchange type approach, not bobbing and weaving or fast shuffling. As you’ve mentioned, one of the ...
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What strategies can a fighter implement to shield the outer knee from injuries caused by opponents’ strikes?

I think there are three important things to say about your question: Impetus from the outside will damage the medial collateral ligament, if anything. Think about it: it is not direct pressure that ...
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What strategies can a fighter implement to shield the outer knee from injuries caused by opponents’ strikes?

There are no exercises that will protect against this. As you say this is a particularly weak joint. There isn't much you can do to improve it's durability. Train carefully and try not to get hit ...
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Muay Thai Evolution since the 1980s

Definitely! The 80s to 90s in Thailand was considered the golden age of Muay Thai. At that time fighters were very traditional and fights were scored predominantly on kicks, knees, elbows, and ...
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Why does Karate recommend kicking with feet instead of shins?

From what I was taught, we kick with the feet instead of the shin because of physics. The longer a lever is, the more force it can apply. Kicking with the shin shortens the lever thus decreasing the ...
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Why does Karate recommend kicking with feet instead of shins?

For tae kwon do, it basically stems from physics. If you kick with the ball of your foot for a roundhouse kick, then the bones of your foot all face your target, so support the kick. If you kick with ...
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Muay Thai shin conditioning stick name

I use 2 miniature baseball bats. They're sold on Amazon. 1 min hitting, 1 minute rubbing up and down, 5 reps each leg, every other day to give recovery time.
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Why does Karate recommend kicking with feet instead of shins?

It is much easier to break your shin against someone who checks a kick than it is to break your foot. With your foot the impact is cushioned & absorbed some by your ankle & foot bending when ...
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Would a Pankration Fighter be allowed in UFC?

Yes they are allowed to compete in UFC if they are skillful enough that the UFC wants to sign them. Tons of "Pankration" practicioners & "King of Pankratia" winners have ...
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How can you take steps to decrease risk of brain damage during Thai sparring?

With any luck, you'll already be able to decide whether you want to fight regularly, whether as an amateur or professional. If you want to fight, then you'll have to expose yourself to the inevitable ...
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