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4/2/11 9:44 AM
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IronMonkey
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo_eXY3kBVI&feature=related

I've heard of padholders in Thailand catching strikes instead of feeding them. Is this what's going on this vid? How do you catch combinations? I can understand catching single strikes or kicks but when it involves 3 strike combinations or more I find it hard that the padholder can react in time and catch it?
4/2/11 9:22 PM
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That trainer would drive me crazy with that insensate laughing. He's only picking up single punches for the most part.
4/21/11 4:38 AM
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Yeah, nothing too out of the ordinary there. I think one of the keys for the really good padholders (not that I am one myself, but based from observation) is that they hold the pads pretty close to their face for punches.

So, the hitter benefits because they get to strike closer to the real target (the head), and the holder benefits because their smaller movements aren't all that different from blocking.
4/22/11 8:02 AM
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Where & how you hold the pads is key. He is constantly holding them towards the front and close together, so he can do minimal movement to catch the strikes. I used to be able to do that, but I can't do it anymore. Its a skill you have to CONSTANTLY use or you'll lose it....
4/22/11 11:52 PM
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In my experience all real Thailand Thai trainers hold pads this way, very rare for them to call combos.

In reality the vid posted is pretty tame compared to what you can see. Watching a top thai boxer and top trainer going for it on the pads is something to behold.
5/2/11 2:10 PM
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Im guessing no one noticed the trainer holding pads in the ring Teep kick his student in the nuts and leave him laying on the ground as he moves on to his next fighter?
5/4/11 3:09 PM
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LurkDiggler - Im guessing no one noticed the trainer holding pads in the ring Teep kick his student in the nuts and leave him laying on the ground as he moves on to his next fighter?


holy shit i didn't notice that, that was brutal
5/4/11 3:10 PM
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LurkDiggler - Im guessing no one noticed the trainer holding pads in the ring Teep kick his student in the nuts and leave him laying on the ground as he moves on to his next fighter?


holy shit i didn't notice that, that was brutal
5/4/11 8:38 PM
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The fighter is the actor who played The Beautiful Boxer
5/6/11 10:36 PM
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This is Sitmonchai Muay Thai Camp in Thamaka. I just got back from spending 2 months there training. Yes, this is Asanee who played Bong Toom is beautiful boxer. Pornsenah (involved 2090 or 2010 Lumpinee fight of year, I can't remember) fights out of here.

This is where some of the guys from 13 Coins ended up and Saenchai is very close to this camp, he comes to visit from time to time.

That trainer is Pii Bun and he always holds pad like that and can pretty much catch everything you throw at him. The trainers here only call combos for foreigners, well less experienced anyways. The trainers there will actually teach as well as holding the pads, I picked up alot of tricks from them. You can find quite a few videos taken my buddy on youtube and his website.

If you are going to Thailand I cannot recommend this place enough, great family atmosphere, trainers and fighters all very friendly. Plus Mama, literally the owners mom, cooks for everyone and she used to win awards in Bangkok for her cooking.
5/7/11 9:22 AM
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LOL at the groin shot. Just noticed that.

I picked this particular clip because I recognised the fighter from the movie The Beautiful Boxer.

So from what I see and read from comments here are yes this is Thai style padwork. And it seems that it's mainly single strikes or at the most simple two strike combos that are being thrown.

In the other clip just recently posted in another thread by ClayM I noticed that the padholder will stand or hold the pads a certain way to initiate a certain response from his fighter. So he'll put his pads to his left side or stand southpaw to get his fighter to throw the right body kick
5/15/11 8:48 PM
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the hours spent together between holder and hitter certainly plays a part in this as well.
5/22/11 12:50 PM
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 I call it intuitive padwork. When a pad man and fighter work together for a length of time, they just know what is coming on both ends. Its really the highest evolved form of padwork, imo.
5/22/11 12:53 PM
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 I would also say that outside of 'hardcore' muay thai circles, pad holding is often regarded with disdain. Holding pads effectively requires as much skill as the fighter. Think of a sculptor and the fighter is the rock. Padwork is what creates the art.
6/15/11 12:23 AM
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Oh man, finally watched this for the nut teep. CRAP.

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