defense & counterattack means protecting one’s self while allowing pain to
bounce right back to the opponent. With regards to practicing simultaneous
defense & counterattack, it is necessary for you to practice the 4 “BPs” of
Chaiya until you understand them. Practice everything until it all becomes instinctual
and/or second nature to you. The more you practice the 4 “BPs” of Chaiya to the
point where they become a reflex or automatic response, the more power you will
be able to deliver in your simultaneous defense & counterattack moves.
practice, you should have a training partner standing with you. One side would
slap, punch, kick, uppercut, hook, etc. as you defend yourself using the 4
“BPs” of Chaiya are both the foundation for a good defense in addition to being
a series of intelligent, prudent, marvelous, and amazing forms of counterattack
wherein the opponent won’t realize what happened until it is too late. That’s
because there is an understanding of the importance behind the concept of turning
as well as understanding the concept of diverting. Using hard parts of the body
in order to adversely affect the weapon(s) of the opponent. And… second nature means
delivering simultaneous defense & counterattack moves in the most efficient
manner as previously stated.
regards to defense followed by an immediate counterattack… When you have practiced
simultaneous defense & counterattack techniques until you have obtained a
good level of proficiency in the matter, it will become a natural reflex for
you when training defense followed by immediate counterattack. Defending means
lifting up your arms in order to “BPONG” (PROTECT) using the “Teacher’s
Position” and/or boxing guard. OR… you can also “BPID” (CLOSE), “BPUD”
(DEFLECT), or “BPERD” (OPEN). The counterattack occurs after you have defended
yourself using your fists, feet, knees, and elbows in response to the
opponent’s attack. That is… if you practice how to deliver the fighting
techniques of Muay Thai until fluent and/or proficient, then you can…
inevitably… gain an advantage over your opponent in addition to obtaining
speed. And… when you practice defense followed by an immediate counterattack
until you have obtained a certain level of perfection, ancient masters in the
past… therefore… would designate you as a sort of “perfect person” or someone
who has (undoubtedly) obtained great reflexes with regards to the kind of simultaneous
defense & counterattack moves that Muay Thai should have.
was explained briefly… for all of you who wish to practice Muay Thai or Muay
Chaiya to whatever extent that you want to learn it… one should start
practicing from the ground up.
onwards… allow me to use every available opportunity to explain the type of
training involved in the following level(s).