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AKA Thailand Muay Thai Techniques: Footwork Basics

One of the most important techniques to learn in Muay Thai is the basics of proper footwork. The foundation for most martial arts begins with how you stand. The way you move can be the difference in how you perform techniques, both offensive and defensive. It may seem silly that anyone needs a tutorial on […]

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AKA Techniques: Leg Catch Variations and Counter Attacks

This AKA Techniques video features AKA Thailand Muay Thai trainer, Kru Bird, demonstrating how to react to leg catch variations and how you can counter them with offensive attacks. Most recently we have seen UFC fighter, Joaquin Buckley, catching a kick and then landing a jump spinning back kick. The knockout was straight out of […]

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AKA Techniques: Kru Bird shows us the jumping knees exercise

Kru Bird is back with another AKA Techniques video demonstration. Here, he shows the Jumping Knees Exercise for Muay Thai that is helpful for both cardio and fight technique. To do this exercise, you will need a heavy bag. As Bird shows, you want to put both hands on the bag with your arms extended. […]

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The Inner Tube Clinching Exercise, as demonstrated by our own, Kru Bird

You may ask yourself, “Inner Tube Clinching Exercise?!” Yep, that is exactly right. AKA Thailand Muay Thai trainer, Kru Bird, simulates what it is like to deal with an opponent’s clinch when you have no training partner. All you need is a heavy bag and a deflated inner tube. Bird helps us understand exactly what […]

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AKA Techniques: Using ring ropes to attack your opponent in Muay Thai

Using the ring ropes in Muay Thai is a great addition to a fighter’s arsenal of techniques. While it isn’t part of someone’s natural weapons, it can be used to help accentuate techniques. You may have seen these moves in pro wrestling but we assure you, they can be go-to moves in Muay Thai. Kru […]

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Kru Bird and Kru Pet show how to do a Side Elbow into Spinning Elbow

If you’ve ever wondered how to do a ‘Side Elbow into a Spinning Elbow’ you’ve come to the correct place! AKA Thailand has featured many ‘how-to’ videos in our #AKATechniques series and we are back with another one. Two of our trainers, Kru Bird and Kru Pet, hit the mats and demonstrate how to execute […]

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AKA Thailand BJJ instructor, Silvio Braga, shows ‘Spin No Arm Triangle’

The head BJJ instructor at AKA Thailand is Professor Silvio Braga and he has a wealth of knowledge about his craft. We love to share what is being taught here at the gym and Braga shows off his skills in another instructional video. This time, Braga lets us see how to perform the ‘Spin No […]

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All of our programs that are available at AKA Thailand

When you are coming to AKA Thailand, knowing the programs that are available here gives you a leg up before you even make the visit! Just because we are in Thailand it is assumed that we are just a Muay Thai gym. However, Muay Thai is only a part of our curriculum which is focused […]

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The weekend beach workout is often the favorite part of visiting AKA Thailand for guests

If you ask anyone who participates in the AKA Thailand weekend beach workouts, many will tell you that it is their favorite part of training here.  Most of the time, people who visit AKA Thailand can be found on the mats, either training BJJ or Muay Thai. In the case of beach training,  our Muay […]

Take some notes and check Marcio Cesar Gracinha going over BJJ basics

Get your pen and paper out and be ready to take some BJJ notes. Our head MMA and BJJ instructor, Marcio Cesar Gracinha, goes over some of the basics of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. While you can’t go out right nw and immediately apply the techniques on a black belt, it’s at least a very good […]