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  1. DanielKetley is offline

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    4/13/2011 11:34am

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     Style: Muay Thai

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    How would you handle fighting against someone this tall?

    Hi Guys, My next fight is against a guy who beat this tall thai with the red hair. My technique is supposed to be better then his but he's the same height and has the same style as Wungpet, if I win it means I'm going to fight in Bangkok. I have my own thoughts on how to approach this fight but my question you you all is what would you's do?
    The shorter guy in the fight does a good job but I just don't think he's aggressive enough.
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  2. Sang is offline
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    4/13/2011 12:08pm


     Style: MMA, Yoga

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    Concentrate on making your own fight style dominant, not on countering your opponents imo. In other words, play to your strengths, not his weaknesses.

    Tall people are notoriously weak to leg kicks and body punches but we all know how low those score in Muay Thai.
    "Boxing is the art of hitting an opponent from the furthest distance away, exposing the least amount of your body while getting into position to punch with maximum leverage and not getting hit."
    Kenny Weldon
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    Posted On:
    4/13/2011 12:26pm

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     Style: MT/BJJ/MMA

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    I'd concentrate on your inside game.
    Whenever I'm against a tall guy I just want to clinch and knee. Stay in the pocket and keep elbow/clinch pressure on him, use his knee attempts to whip him around and destroy his face.
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     Style: Ex-Tiger KF, ex-SanDa

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    though not the same sport...see how Badr Hari takes Semmy Shilt's space away. Doesn't let him find his range.


    In-fighting, will help you. angle in, and take advantage of his extension. Batter his body, and close the gap using angles and circling. It'll be harder for him to reorient and bring his power to bear.

    without footage of your actual opponent, it's hard to offer anything more detailed...but inside=clever.
  5. gregaquaman is online now
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    Posted On:
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     Style: mma /boxing/muai thai

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    From a westerner point of veiw. Punch him in the mouth.
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregaquaman View Post
    From a westerner point of veiw. Punch him in the mouth.
    I second the notion.
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    Posted On:
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    my two cents: keep moving, avoid being cornered for kick barrages, im 6 feet 5, i had most troube with small nmble fuckers.

    be a small nimble fucker.
    do footwork and work your stamina up to zomg wtf he's a machine level.
    you will have to work harder.
    and agression does the rest.
    wear em down, than....FINISH HIM!!!
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    Posted On:
    4/13/2011 8:15pm


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    Run!...you asked what I'd do, right?
  9. Neo Sigma is offline

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    Posted On:
    4/13/2011 8:29pm


     Style: Muay Thai

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    You're going to have to get aggressive and control the pace of the fight. As the shortest guy in my gym, anytime I let the taller people get comfortable, it's going to be a really long night. Don't let him establish his jab, don't let him keep you away with teeps, and for god's sake, do NOT let him go first. Blast his ribs and his legs.
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    Posted On:
    4/13/2011 9:24pm


     Style: FMA

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    Can you post some video of you fighting? Maybe we could offer some suggestions on what you need to add or modify after we've seen you fight.
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