Teen uses perfect Muay Thai technique against neighborhood bully
Plus the back story and a breakdown from the man in the clip.
If you’ve ever wondered whether or not Muay Thai would truly be applicable to a self-defense situation, we have your answer right here.
This would be a contender for “self-defense knockout of the year” if that was actually an award that existed. It is rare to see such a well-timed, technical finish to a street fight.
This makes it is no surprise to find out that the seventeen-year-old defending himself in the clip has been training since a young age in mixed martial arts at a local gym.
Not only does training on a regular basis give you the skills to defend yourself, but it also gives you the confidence to use those skills to their full potential. You can clearly see the calm demeanor of the young man forced to defend himself all the way throughout the potentially catastrophic situation.
Do you feel as if the young man defending himself was in the right? Or should he have waited to be attacked before striking the aggressor? If you believe that to be the case, how would you of handled the situation differently yourself? Let us know your thoughts in the comments after watching the video below with all of the information about the incident!
And just in case you happen to be unfamiliar with either elbow strikes or Muay Thai as a whole…
An elbow strike (commonly referred to as simply an “elbow”) is a strike with the point of the elbow, the part of the forearm nearest to the elbow, or the part of the upper arm nearest to the elbow. Elbows can be thrown sideways similarly to a hook, upwards similarly to an uppercut, downwards with the point of the elbow, diagonally or in direct movement and in several other ways like during a jump, etc. Elbowing is a disallowed practice in most combat sports. However, Muay Thai and several mixed martial arts (MMA) organizations do allow elbowing or allow elbowing in a specific manner.
About Muay Thai:
Muay Thai is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on shins is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient. Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the twentieth century when practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts. [Source: Wikipedia]