8Tribe Muay Thai

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We are hosting a semi contact, No Knockout event @ Carlson Gracie Riverside on June 5th. This event is open to Kids, teens and adults..all ages are welcomed. This event is for Beginners and Amateurs..No Pros. There will be a $200 for every Adult Championship fighter with Championship medal for an 8 man or more bracket.
Thank you and we hope to see at the fights!
🙏American Fight Sport Series
Marc and Angelica Reyes
((Pre-registration Link Attached))

Authentic Thai Boxing training in San Diego. Training is high intensity, efficient, with attention t Beginners to Professionals are welcome. 8tribe.com

8Tribe offers traditional Thai Boxing for fighting and fitness. We provide Thai Boxing Classes and Personal Training, with emphasis on technique and skill.

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How to Trade and Fight Aggressively- Muay Maat & Dutch Kickboxing Styles 08/08/2022

How to Trade and Fight Aggressively- Muay Maat & Dutch Kickboxing Styles

In this Class, we practice a high pressure style of fighting, which I call aggressive or power style. This can be used in kickboxing or Muay Thai fights and is beautiful when executed right. This style is only one option, and is not suitable for everyone, every time, but is extremely useful to have in your style kit. In this video I also explain WHEN it's beneficial to use this style (15:00).

Timestamps:
0:00 Shadow box with power
2:56 Tips for when you Trade
5:03 Corrections
6:51 Horizontal Lock
8:26 Solid Stance
9:01 Don't Slip Deep
10:04 Add Movement
13:44 Catching Punches
14:36 Beating more skilled opponents
18:01 Adding Kicks

How to Trade and Fight Aggressively- Muay Maat & Dutch Kickboxing Styles In this Class, we practice a high pressure style of fighting, which I call aggressive or power style. This can be used in kickboxing or Muay Thai fights and ...

10 Best Muay Thai DRILLS you can do at HOME 05/25/2022

10 Best Muay Thai DRILLS you can do at HOME

My best drills all in one video. All you need is a bag.

10 Best Muay Thai DRILLS you can do at HOME In this video I go through what I think are the 10 best Muay Thai drills you can do at home. You must train deliberately, with intention and with an objectiv...

12/11/2021

and I banging away, dutch kickboxing drills back and forth. This is limited sparring, working on smooth transitions from defense to offense, countering, and focusing on one thing at a time. Also conditioning the flinch response out- that's a big one.

If you haven't already watched my full video from this class where I explain this drill, how to do it and why do it, go to the link in my bio.

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Dutch Kickboxing Partner Drills - Full Class 12/07/2021

Dutch Kickboxing Partner Drills - Full Class

Dutch Kickboxing Partner Drills - Full Class In this class we work on being solid while trading. This is similar to dutch style kickboxing. I have never trained Dutch- only Thai style, western boxing an...

12/07/2021

If you want to learn how to do Dutch Style Drills, head over to my YouTube video in the link in my Bio.

I explain how it's done, why do it, and common mistakes.

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Clinch Drills on Heavy Bag | Muay Thai Tutorial 11/30/2021

Clinch Drills on Heavy Bag | Muay Thai Tutorial

Clinch Drills on Heavy Bag | Muay Thai Tutorial These are solid drills you can do on the heavy bag to work on your clinch and elbows. The heavy bag is where you practice FULL POWER, and you should integrat...

11/13/2021

Correct Stance and Neck Posture for Clinch...

If your stance is off, your techniques are guaranteed to be off. So, number one is stance. The clinch stance is different to fighting/ striking stance. Feet are parallel in clinch. Neck posture is also very important in clinch. Here's a few tips that can make all the difference...

To watch the rest of the 20 minute tutorial go to LINK IN BIO.

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11/01/2021

Me and banging it out a while ago. I think this was February, when he was still green. He is a lot better now so I should do an updated video 😂.

Link in bio for full 15 min video. It's a technique session, I break down many moves. Worth watching if you want to learn fundamentals as I teach in real time.

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10/31/2021

If you don't hold pads correctly you can ruin your partner's technique. That's why when I worked in big gyms I wouldn't let anyone do pads in my classes because I knew it's making them worse. You have to protect your technique. Your skills are either getting better or worse, never staying the same. If your partner holds with bad angles, you are training to get better at bad angles and probably distorting techniques to get there. You need a minimum standard of pad holding to get better from it.

In this class, I go over pad holding basics. The full video is in the link in Bio.

10/18/2021

Slip & Counter Drill... Full 20 minute video link in Bio. We work on nudges, inside blocks, inside defenses, and working more on an aggressive style in this class.

10/06/2021

Bag Combos. Make up a combo, and repeat for the whole round. Each rep tweak your balance and accuracy until it's on point.

Full YouTube Video includes 2 combos, 2 Teep drills, and tips for conditioning drills. See LINK IN BIO



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Muay Thai Heavy Bag Combos 10/02/2021

Muay Thai Heavy Bag Combos

In this class we work specific combos on the bag, and a do some of teep drills. Intermediate level, but anyone can practice these. We slow things down and focus on movement patterns. These combos aren't chosen because they're great in of themselves. I randomly pick a combo- the point is movement, transition, balance and accuracy. Any combo will do, just practice the principles mentioned. The teep drills are great though, they really hone in on your control. Hope you get some ideas!

Timestamps:
0:00 Combo 1
4:07 Combo 2
12:11 Teep Drill
14:08 Corrections & Cues
16:47 Teep Flow Drill
19:02 Kicks on Bag
20:48 Tips for Kick Drill

Muay Thai Heavy Bag Combos We work on a couple combos on the bag, and a couple of teep drills. Intermediate level, but anyone can practice these. We slow things down and focus on movem...

CLOSE RANGE BOXING DRILLS - Full Class (Body rips, hooks & pushing opponent off balance) 09/29/2021

CLOSE RANGE BOXING DRILLS - Full Class (Body rips, hooks & pushing opponent off balance)

What's up guys. Here's a new video. Lots of explanations, corrections and drilling. I'm sure you'll find a few valuable nuggets you can use.

Timestamps:
0:00 Planned Drills
0:23 About Stance
0:41 Cold Shots
1:29 Engage with Fakes
2:21 Close Range Boxing
6:50 Corrections
7:18 Rip Hooks
7:54 Body Shots
10:28 Tip for Powerful Hooks
11:50 Nudge

CLOSE RANGE BOXING DRILLS - Full Class (Body rips, hooks & pushing opponent off balance) In this class we work on boxing in-close, using body rips, hooks and pushing your opponent off balance.Timestamps:0:00 Planned Drills0:23 About Stance 0:41 C...

09/27/2021

When you spar, focus most of your energy on making sure your stance is solid and your balance and accuracy are on point. Think of it as dividing your awareness into each area.  

For example: if you feel sloppy, revert back to stance. Focus your awareness to 75% stance and balance and 25% the rest. Once you are moving good, not crossing your legs, feel balanced, then move onto defense. Start catching shots. Your goal would be to block some kicks, while remaining balanced, while going back into good stance. Combine good defense, while remaining balanced.  

Once you feel confident you’ve improved those things in that round, now try add some more offense. Start with single shots. Only a jab or a right kick. And work from there. When you find yourself losing balance, or you are missing shots, or feel overwhelmed, overthinking etc- Revert back. Go back to defense and so on. 

This makes a huge difference in your performance. Be deliberate in what you work on and in what order.  






09/24/2021

This is a variation of the roundhouse kick. Instead of fully rotating like a traditional Thai kick, you kick more straight up, and then pull back into a blocking defensive position as Melissa does after her kick.

When to use this: if your opponent has an open guard where his elbows are flared... You can kick in between his elbow and body, aiming at armpit.

Also you can use this kick when you want to be faster, to beat your opponent to the punch. It has less power than fully rotating your hips though- that's the drawback.

Also use when you want to be safer as this kick is shorter and you can go back into a defense quicker than committing to a full Thai kick.

In other words when you rock your opponent, or have more of a guaranteed shot - use traditional Thai kick and fully commit, rotate and follow through. Not so sure or feel a bit defensive? Use the kick in this video.

I elaborate more in my next video posting Monday. Too see go to 8 Tribe Muay Thai on YouTube.

08/08/2021

I can't think of a better way to get ripped, have fun and learn a skill at the same time. There is no equivalent to padwork that I've come across. It's in a category of its own, unique. If you know of anything that compares, I'd like to hear it!


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Counter & Knee DRILLS - Full Class 08/08/2021

Counter & Knee DRILLS - Full Class

Counter & Knee DRILLS - Full Class In this class we work some basic drills on how to counter correctly . We focus on the little details that transfer to all moves. Check out timestamps:0:00 Ki...

08/05/2021

Sparring Tip- Defense first. When you feel sloppy, off balance or getting caught with shot, simplify and put your energy is defense. Then, once you can catch a few of your partners shots, then start more offense. This will reset your bad performance and calibrate you to do way better.

Full 15 minute video with more tips LINK IN BIO



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07/28/2021

Why PAUSE when you check?

Full Class link in Bio


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Photos from 8Tribe Muay Thai's post 07/27/2021

Just got back from holiday. One of my favorite family trips yet. Redwoods, drive up the Oregon coast, and Mt Shasta. Very beautiful, very remote, very relaxing. Now back to the human zoo 😂

07/26/2021

Shadow Boxing Angles • Watch full video where I cover:

*How to generate more power
*How to Improve balance
*How to increase fight IQ
*How to motivate yourself

Link In Bio


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Shadow Box Like A Pro 07/26/2021

Shadow Box Like A Pro

Shadow Box Like A Pro To get the most out of shadow boxing you really have to know how and why you're doing it. There is so much about shadow boxing that it pays to learn from som...

07/24/2021

If you’re on the fence about going today, here’s why you should go!

Imagine you stay home, you know you should be there, you agree that these lockdowns are wrong, but decide to stay safe and avoid the risk of getting 2k fine. Besides, a lot can go wrong and nothing will probably change anyway. After the protest, you feel guilty and a small part of your soul will be dead. You’ll be more pessimistic, feel weaker, think weaker- because you ARE weaker- you let fear win again! Slowly slowly you will erode and have no strength. Next time you will be even weaker. That alone, you should make you go.

If you go- you will get charged up, inspired, energized, feel purpose and be around like minded people. Whatever happens, your perspective will change, you will know more, you’re more experienced now. You will be empowered, you had the balls to go knowing the majority of people stayed home “safe”. This proves to you your strength. It builds character and confidence, something worth a lot more than the $2,000 fine. Your thoughts and actions will inevitably change, taking you on a different path. A more empowered path. Your self-respect will soar. You stay home- you will know you are weak, it will eat at you. Most will ignore and rationalize and talk themselves out of it to divert attention from the fact it is purely because of FEAR that you didn’t go. 

So… think of the big picture. Think locally… just by being there your heart will grow, your strength validated, charged up full of energy. Staying home means giving up- on life, your family, friends and yourself. How can you be happy, hopeful, optimistic by staying home? Be the change you want to see in the world. Get your ass up TODAY and support the people on the right side of history. This is an opportunity that if you miss now, you will go down mentally, spiritually… and if you decide to face your fear in a few hours, you will be rewarded in ways you didn’t expect. You know the answer, listen to what your inner strength is telling you. 

GO!

The Spinning Elbow - How & When to use it 07/12/2021

The Spinning Elbow - How & When to use it

The Spinning Elbow - How & When to use it The spinning elbow is one of Muay Thai's most impressive moves! Learn how to do it correctly in this short tutorial. I also explain how and when it's used. T...

Push Kick/ Teep Partner Drills 07/09/2021

Push Kick/ Teep Partner Drills

Watch this to give you ideas on making up your own drills. I like to make drills into a games- it's more realistic and efficient, and gets partners thinking and reacting instead of knowing exactly what's coming.

Push Kick/ Teep Partner Drills One partner practices throwing push kicks- he can fake and has to try land the teep with the ball of his foot. The other partner practices his catch, and cou...

07/07/2021

Power and endurance are just as essential for Muay Thai as technique. You can be the most skilled fighter but if you gas out, or throw fairy punches, you will l get smashed by a lesser opponent.
 
Getting fit and strong is the easy part. It’s straight forward, not hard to do at all. If your training is quality, efficient and consistent, you can just set it on auto pilot and do. Learning how to fight is a lot harder.
 
When it comes to Muay Thai conditioning, you got to mimic the fight durations, and train to max out in those times. A circuit should have a combination of strength (resistance), high intensity cardio, plyometrics, and incorporate Muay Thai moves. And always, add some exercises to counteract the imbalances you get from all the training.
 
But I do all this for you- tonight! In case you didn’t know, my workouts are well thought out. I don’t just wing it (even though it might look like it). I don’t add fillers, or any bu****it exercises just to fill time and wreck you. If I give you something, it’s for a reason, and fits into the big picture of the session, and even the week. The only thing I can multitask in my life is training.
 
Wednesday is conditioning night. Less thinking, more smashing and feeling amazing. See you all there!

Tips to Improve Your Padwork 07/07/2021

Tips to Improve Your Padwork

Tips to Improve Your Padwork Here are a some awesome tips and concepts to help you improve the quality of your pad work!Timestamp:0:00 Improve your Padwork 0:38 Establish Range 3:38 Ana...

07/05/2021

It's easier to train 5 days a week than twice a week. When you train daily, momentum propels you- it's actually harder NOT to train when you got momentum... When you're doing 1-2 days a week it's more of a battle... but not a big deal.

Moral of the story- get your ass in the gym tonight! We are doing pads at 5pm. Yallah!

06/23/2021

Muay Thai is exemplified by the WARRIOR archetype.
 
Full contact sports appeal to a special breed of people. It’s an arena where they prove themselves a warrior, outside the battlefield. To fight is to realize your potential, to develop empowering character traits, and to know yourself better.
 
Most people can’t articulate why they are attracted to Muay Thai. I know because I’ve asked hundreds of people. I know why guys are in my class even if they don’t. I’ve spent a long time thinking what it is about fighting that is irresistible to our kind, and what draws us in to do this seemingly irrational and dangerous sport. It’s primal, it’s in all of us to fight.
 
Here’s a thought experiment for the lovers out there, the ones who say "I’m a lover not a fighter". If an enemy is about to r**e your wife, kill your kids, shoot your parents in front of you, are you capable of atrocity? Oh course you are. I think we all have a ‘WAR” gene, but for most it has never been activated, it lays dormant.
 
Having said that, not everyone has the WARRIOR archetype. This is an actual role, a priority we must act out and live in our life. Just like some people don’t like to read books and instead use their hands, to learn through practical application, some people are more inclined to have the Warrior spirit and learn and realize through fighting. The WARRIOR has a need to be proven, to walk through fear and come out alive and stronger. It’s a way to realize our potential and our purpose and gain fulfillment do it.
 
Being a warrior to me is not just about smashing people in the ring (although that’s fun too 😊). Being a warrior is speaking up when everyone is silent. Being a warrior is protecting those weaker and more vulnerable. The Warrior needs a just fight, just as a just fight need the Warrior, in or outside the ring. We act out and play this role in life, and it fullfills us when we do. Not through anger but a fight for purpose, a fight to make the world a better place.
 
Times like today, we need the Warriors to come forth! 🔥

06/21/2021

The PHYSICAL zenith of man is 35 years old, and the MENTAL zenith is 47.

My buddy Aristotle said this, I'm not making it up. I feel great for 40 but definitely noticed the dip after 35... mainly energy, recovery and build up of injuries. Also, more sensitive to food. A bloody burrito gives me a hangover now 🤦‍♀️

Glad to know there is another peak to look forward to on the horizon!

How to Wrap Your Hands for Muay Thai & Kick Boxing 06/20/2021

How to Wrap Your Hands for Muay Thai & Kick Boxing

How to Wrap Your Hands for Muay Thai & Kick Boxing The best and easiest way to wrap your hands for Boxing, Muay Thai or Kickboxing. It doesn't need to be complicated, do it in this simple and effective way. L...

06/19/2021

Karate was my first martial art at 8 years old. Then Taekwondo. I liked the kicks and sparring but not katas. Too much fluff for me.

At 16 I tried kickboxing. Much better. More contact, more practical.

Then Boxing at 18. Loved head movement, footwork but missed using my kicks.

I did my first trip to Thailand in 2001 at 20 years old and discovered Muay Thai. Way superior- exactly what I was looking for. Practical, tough, realistic, no fluff.

06/11/2021

Old Blood vs New Blood. Used to love watching these two spar. There was definitely some chemistry between them 😂 💕

Photos from 8Tribe Muay Thai's post 06/05/2021

First pic at 24 yo, Vodaphone Arena Melbourne. It was my first fight in the big league. Wen't from local events with a few hundred people to fighting in front of ten thousand. Second pic is ten years later at 34 years old. Was my first year in the US. In a few years I'll have my next pic for 44 😁

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@luke_n_davis and I banging away, dutch kickboxing drills back and forth. This is limited sparring, working on smooth tr...
If you want to learn how to do Dutch Style Drills, head over to my YouTube video in the link in my Bio. I explain how it...
Correct Stance and Neck Posture for Clinch... If your stance is off, your techniques are guaranteed to be off. So, numbe...
Me and @grandmasta_gains banging it out a while ago. I think this was February, when he was still green. He is a lot bet...
If you don't hold pads correctly you can ruin your partner's technique. That's why when I worked in big gyms I wouldn't ...
Slip & Counter Drill... Full 20 minute video link in Bio. We work on nudges, inside blocks, inside defenses, and working...
Bag Combos. Make up a combo, and repeat for the whole round. Each rep tweak your balance and accuracy until it's on poin...

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