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Flash Knockout – Looking for Openings and Keeping Your Hands Up

by Tom Reynolds on June 30, 2011

Hiroki Shishido was on a eight fight winning streak until he faced Buakaw in K-1, the biggest Muay Thai and kickboxing promotion in the world. Shishido came out with pressure and fast combinations. Unfortunately for him, Buakaw was controlling the space and looking for openings.

What Went Wrong for Shishido?

Shishido pressured Buakaw which is great, but he was an easy target. He only moved forward, and he got sloppy early on. With his right hand down as he jabbed in the pocket, all the Muay Thai expert had to do was throw his body into a hook.

Keep Your Hands Up When Fighting a Muay Thai Legend

Takeaways

  • Keep Your Hands Up.
  • Pressure is great, but know when to move in and out of combinations.
  • Look for openings that your opponent is giving you.
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