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Muay Thai Knockout
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Manufacturer: Turtle Press
Starring: Kumron Vaitayanon, Muay Thai Knockout
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 3.5/5Average rating of 3.5/5Average rating of 3.5/5Average rating of 3.5/5Average rating of 3.5/5

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Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: DVD
Brand: Victor
EAN: 0823327203028
Format: Color
Label: Turtle Press
Manufacturer: Turtle Press
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: Turtle Press
Region Code: 1
Release Date: 2004-04-01
Running Time: 81
Studio: Turtle Press

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Editorial Reviews:

Follow along as Master Kumron Vaitayanon, a retired professional Muay Thai fighter with over 80 wins in Thailand, teaches you the essential skills of Muay Thai. * This hard hitting DVD takes you inside Master K's gym as he works with his fighters, showing you how they train and teaching you the finer points of this brutal art including:

* Wrapping your hands for working out and for a fight
* The most powerful and devastating ways of executing the punches of Muay Thai: the jab, the straight punch and the hook
* The awesome knockout power of the Muay Thai elbow and the many ways of striking with the elbow
* Exactly which targets to aim for to end a fight by a knockout or a cut, particularly using Master K's specialty: the elbow to the face
* Training using pads and light to full contact partner work
* Methods for combining footwork with hand skills for high impact results
* The two most commonly used kicks in Muay Thai: the push kick and the roundhouse kick
* The most essential kicking/punching combinations
* The secret to taking full contact kicks day after day in training
* Training methods for kicking and knee strikes including the heavy bag, body protector and pads
* The best way to combine your kicks and footwork for deception and speed
* The fundamental footwork of Muay Thai
* The correct Muay Thai skills to use in each fighting range, in the ring or on the street
* The fundamentals of clinching, including how to use the clinch to punish your opponent with knee strikes to the head and body
* The proper method of breathing for power and stamina
* The use of the knee in Muay Thai, including several methods of striking to the body and head
* Effective defensive use of kicks to stop your opponent's hand strikes

This comprehensive DVD also includes a brief historical background of Muay Thai and the meaning of the ceremony fighters perform before each bout.

Spotlight customer reviews:

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Summary: Nice to watch, but NOT a good instructional.
Comment: Master K is awesome, no doubt, but this dvd is merely an overview of Muay Thai and not an instructional teaching aid. And, since it is very expensive as far as dvd's go, you would be real wise to look elsewhere. The instructional dvd's to get, in order, are Duke Roufus boxed set, Razor McCullough boxed set, and the ones by Saekson Janjira(volumes 1 & 2). All 3 are exceptional and the Razor McCullough 3 disc set is the same price as the Master K seminar dvd.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: Lots of tips and training insight
Comment: The format of this DVD is more seminar or class workout than a step by step instructional. You can tell by watching Master K that he's spent a lot of years in the ring. He has to be in his 50s but he demonstrations kicks and strikes full power on his students and knocks more than one of them across the floor. As he coaches students, demonstrates and explains the techniques here, he drops in a lot of important little tips and insight. I've watched this DVD three times now and each time I find something else to take back to the gym and work on. This isn't a DVD for beginners but if you have some ring experience, you'll definitely find some wisdom here. Well worth the price of admission.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5
Summary: A vague dvd with helpful tips here and there...
Comment: This dvd is done so that you are "there" with the teacher while he teaches his students. His explainations as well as the subjects talked about are vague. Don't expect specialized, detailed instruction with this. Still though, there are several bits of helpful advice throughout. But, its definately not worth forty bucks.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Not Bad but Not Great
Comment: Unfortunately for this DVD, I viewed the four-set DVD's by Saekson Janjira first. That was a magnificent example of well thought out presentation and teaching ability.

Compared to the Janjira series, this single DVD seemed disjointed and not thorough in explaining and showing the various techniques. That is understandable - you can't cover in one DVD what another covers in four DVD's.

Overall, this is a good DVD that covers a lot of territory including various techniques, combinations, history and ritual.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: for intermediate and above
Comment: The only reason I hgave this a four star rating is that it is not catered to beginners and not exactly an instructional tape. It is filled with pearls and gold nuggets though. If you are a beginner you may want to try duke roufus's set. By far, the best technically beginners set is muay thai beginning and advanced sets by Surachai Sirisute, founder of thai boxing in this country. Getting back to Master K's videos- these are videos of Master K working with his students using the thai pads and heavy bag. After getting a basic knowledge of the basic muay thai techniques these tapes can be referred to for a treasure chest of pearls and gold nuggets. They are an excellent resource to any martial arts library and gave me a great deal more of the finer nuances of techniques and when/how ot throw them. This video would have gotten a five star rating but they did not because they dont express they are more for intermediates than beginnners. Besides that I dont believe you can go wrong by purchasing anything fom Master K.

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