Muay Thai is a popular combat sport known for its striking techniques that involve the use of punches, kicks, elbows, and knees. It is often marketed as a martial art that can also teach self-defense skills. However, as someone who has trained and competed in Muay Thai, I can say with certainty that Muay Thai alone does not teach self-defense. And places that teach Muay Thai without incorporating aspects of self-defense should be frowned upon.
Niclas R. Larsen made sure his debut in China was not one to be forgotten. Often the underdog, this time at Kunlun Fight 71 was no different. “For most of my fights I’ve been the underdog and I don’t have a problem with that. I actually like to be the underdog,” said Niclas with a smile on his face.