Double-jointed Muay Thai fighter gets leg ‘broken’ and then ‘unbroken’
When you sit down to learn at a demonstration, whether it’s science, acting or anything, one thing you’d like is to remember it as clear as possible.
No problems here with this low kick demonstration between Muay Thai teacher and student! Both are to be commended with the teacher adequately informing the audience of what to do, but the better actor and gifted one that is the student who seems to be double jointed.
The video never proves the notion, but the look on the student’s smiling, laughing face after his leg goes from looking broken or dislocated back to normal, certainly leads us to that conclusion.
This is a fun way to not just surprise the audience but to also keep them watching the demonstrations throughout the day. All fun aside though, according to what I’ve seen and read, being double jointed can help you in a grappling exchange according to some fighters and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners.
As we can see from the video, the pain is still there, but you can fight through it and hold out longer on submission attempts to the joint.
Is that an unfair advantage? Some say so, but others say that it goes along with having God given speed, stamina, chin, or heart. Whatever the case, the video shows us not just what to do, but the surprise and laughs to come remind us that though a fighting discipline is a serious business, there is always room for a little fun and I’m sure this class has exploded since the video’s release.
The author, Michael J. Harmon, has watched MMA since the beginning, and though he is double jointed himself, it is only in his thumbs, so he won’t be getting in the cage or ring anytime soon.