Coach’s Corner with Arena Muay Thai Instructor Charles Martinez

Check out this edition of Coach’s Corner with Arena Muay Thai Instructor Charles Martinez sharing technical knowledge. If you’re tired of just kicking bags and doing burpees, come see “Coach Chuck”.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:

Coach Charles Martinez:
… first couple rounds so everything they throw is here. All right. One, two. Okay. Two, three. Good. If I kick when it’s going away from me, right, then a lot of times I end up reaching and falling forward. That’s not what I want to do. I want to hit. If you’re standing and you’re advancing, I want to hit as you’re coming forward and see how much I maintain distance with it. They use it as a range finder.

 

Member:
Oh, okay.

 

Coach Charles Martinez:
What they want to do is secure this position. All right, so I make my neck short. I kind of just never let that happen. All right, our grips are in. Remember, it’s not just about latching onto his head and pulling down. Right? Sometimes it’s about pushing so that I can pull. All right. Sometimes it’s about controlling the bicep because he’s using that hand to pummel in.

 

Over. Both arms over. Put your hands together. Over his arms. Put your hands together.

 

Member:
Oh. All right.

 

Coach Charles Martinez:
Push your back out. Yeah.

 

Member:
He just literally put me back down.

 

Coach Charles Martinez:
Yeah.

 

If you’re going to check that kick, go right into the switch. Yeah. Switch right from the kick from the time you shield, open and kick. I don’t want to … Here. One, two, three.

Yeah. Rather than doing this, it’s actually going to get you hit in the balls.

 

Member:
Yeah.

 

Coach Charles Martinez:
You just stand south paw. Right? So here. One, two. All right.

 

So now he’s kicking. It would be an inside leg, but he’s kicking a better surface.


From the right hand, step, open. And then everything else is exactly the same, the rotation, the balance point. It’s just right hand and then everything else is exactly the same. Right hand, step, kick, right back.

 

Having the tools to, he’s got better punches, I’ll kick. He has better kicks, I’ll punch. He’s got better, both of those, I’ll clinch. Oh, he’s getting tired, I’ll clinch and tire his arms out. All right. So that’s why at the end, the clinch, your arms are heavy, you can’t, that’s how it feels always. Good.

 

Member:
Thanks.

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