This was a busy weekend for me. I had my muay thai coach Kaensak come to my school for a muay thai seminar. Kaensak is a muay thai legend – over 300 fights, multiple time Thailand “Fighter of The Year” and a Lumpinee Stadium Champion. It’s almost unreal that I’m able to have someone of his stature teach me muay thai in my small section of Poughkeepsie. I started working with Kaensak about 2 years ago. I had heard a lot of hype about him, but I was very skeptical. I knew he was a great fighter, but I’ve seen plenty of champions who couldn’t teach whatsoever. My skepticism was completely unfounded though. Kaensak completely blew my mind. He opened up a whole new world of muay thai to me. His style is flashing but deceptively simple. Use a handful of effective techniques, but always feint, disguise and keep your opponent guessing. The amazing thing is that I’ve never scene his techniques shown by anyone else. I feel like I stumbled across hidden treasure.
Being the nice guy that I am I wanted to share the wealth with my muay thai students over in Poughkeepsie, NY at Precision MMA. Kaensak showed us all muay thai we could handle for two hours. He started with fundamental defense, then built to counter striking off catching your opponent’s kicks and finished with some very sneaky clinch techniques. There was a mixed bag of basics and flash.