Unlike many sports, in Muay Thai you can excel regardless of your stature or body type. It’s possible to find a personal Muay Thai style just for you.

Tall fighters, short fighters, strong fighters, fast fighters! With so many tools in the box, Muay Thai allows you to play to your strengths.

Develop the Muay Thai skill to fight using a style that suits your body type and athletic abilities, and you become a unique puzzle to crack!

I practiced several different martial arts before I found Muay Thai – Judo, Kyokushinkai karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Kickboxing…

But none of them afforded me the freedom to fight full force, using my whole body like Muay Thai did.

Instead of being pigeonholed in a way that disadvantaged me, I could play the game how I wanted to.

With so many tools in your (Muay Thai) box, it’s possible to change your fight tactics to beat different opponents.

Explore, play, have fun with your training. The more you can find your own way, your own personal Muay Thai, the more success you’ll have!

by Don Heatrick

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Key points from this week’s Personal Muay Thai episode…

  • 00:00 Muay Thai Really Is For Every BODY
  • 00:23 So Many Tools In The Box
  • 00:41 Playing To Your Strengths
  • 01:07 Your Own Muay Thai “Flavour” – Personal Muay Thai
  • 01:30 In Other Sports Body Type Matters More
  • 01:53 Find A Fight Style That Works For You
  • 02:06 Become Unique

Don Heatrick

Founder of Heatrick Strength and Conditioning

Don Heatrick is a family man from the UK, former mechanical design engineer, European Muay Thai silver medallist, former pro Thai boxer (ranked 4th in UK while aged 40-years), a Muay Thai coach, podcast host, and the go-to expert on Muay Thai performance training with over 25 years of coaching experience.

Don helps ambitious fighters and coaches take their game to the next level by bridging the gap between Strength & Conditioning, Performance Science, and Muay Thai.

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