Muay thai beast Saenchai – training footage
Saenchai is a muay thai fighter who is widely regarded as one of the greatest Thai fighters of all time. He has a very unique though very technical style of muay thai which employs the use of kick catching as well as excellent use of sweeps.
His professional Muay Thai record is an amazing 303 Wins, with 52 Losses, and 3 Draws, that’s a lot of fights!
In this recent video from YouTube channel Muscle Madness we get to see some of the legendary Thai fighter’s training footage and get a glimpse behind the scenes of what makes him so great.
Compared to most Thai fighters his legs are very thickly muscled which surely has an effect on how much kicking power he can generate with them.
Notice how the Thai fighters never go super hard during sparring which a common thing in most MMA camps. They call it just ‘playing’ or ‘touch sparring’ and this is because since they fight so often they do not want to risk getting hurt during an overzealous sparring session. Also since they fight so often perhaps they do not have the same need for sparring like MMA fighters do who usually fight just 2 or 3 times per year.
Saenchai (born July 30, 1980), formerly known as Saenchai Sor. Kingstar, is a Thai Muay Thai fighter. He won the Lumpinee Championship title in four different weight divisions, while mostly fighting larger opponents; therefore he was considered by many to be the best pound for pound Muay Thai fighter from 1999-2014, and is regarded as one of the best of all time. Saenchai would often give up weight to find worthy opponents in Thailand, and from 2003-2014 only lost two times in Thailand when the weights were equal, with all other losses happening when he was forced to have a weight disadvantage to make the fights more evenly matched. [Source: Wiki]