best muay thai gym in portland

best muay thai gym in portland

Focused On Fundamentals: Best Muay Thai Gym in Portland


H̶e̶y̶ ̶g̶u̶y̶s̶,̶ ̶i̶t̶’̶s̶ ̶S̶h̶a̶n̶e̶ ̶F̶a̶z̶e̶n̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶F̶i̶g̶h̶t̶ ̶T̶i̶p̶s̶ ̶ ayyyyyy did you get the reference? No? That’s cool.


“The caption on the photo says “one weird trick to get punched in the face.” I hate to break it to you, but I DO THIS ALL THE TIME WITHOUT KNOWING IT.”


The biggest thing that we have to watch out for when starting boxing is dropping your hands. I see it quite often even with advanced guys.


If you want to get punched in the face, dropping your hands is a great way to reach your goals. Honestly, it happens unconsciously. Even when we think that we are not dropping our hands, sometimes the hand will slip down past our cheek when we are jabbing. Amateur MMA guys come out with their hands all the way down and get KO’d hard and early.


How do I avoid dropping my hands so much?


There are three ways that I know of to stop dropping your hands.


  1. Shadowbox in the Mirror: It’s a great way to know when you are dropping your hands: look in the mirror and practice your move
  2. Have a coach watch your sparring sessions and yell at you whenever you drop your hands
  3. Stick a playing card on your face when you are sparring or boxing and if the card drops then you have to do 10 pushups
  4. Get KO’d in the ring before you have your wakeup call and repeat steps 1-3.



I want to hear comments below what you guys think: if you guys need coaching on your Muay Thai fundamentals, best muay thai gym in portland for this is Mata Leao Combat Sports is the one for you!

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