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Creating Angles with Victor Saravia

Join Victor Saravia of Muay Thai America Gym as he shows us how he likes creating angles for Muay Thai

Victor “Dynamite” Saravia is one of the most exciting Muay Thai fighters in the USA today, a powerful kicker with venom in all of his blows. The Lion Fight North American Flyweight title holder, Victor has been rapidly rising through the ranks, entertaining the crowds and sweeping aside the competition with a professional record of 8-2.

When your opponent is an aggressive fighter who continually pushes forward, creating angles will give you the openings you need to counter attack his advances. As victor explains, most pressure fighters come forward with their hands up, so he likes creating angles, constantly looking for openings, particularly to the body, which tends to be open with that kind of fighter.

Victor starts with the double jab and a body hook to hide his step to the side. When he has made his move, he continues the combination with a right, then a left hook, finishing on a low kick. It is important to step away after, as your opponent will adjust to your angle quickly. Timing and speed is essential in creating angles – your opponent can move as quickly as you can. Covering the movement with punches allows you to put in the manoeuvre before he can detect what you are doing. You should also control his arms every time you move so you don’t get hit. You also need to make sure that you check your distance with the jabs and not step in too close, as an aggressive fighter will throw elbows if you do.

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Tom Billinge Tom is the Editor of Revgear Sports and the founder of WarYoga. He is a 10th Planet purple belt and a Muay Thai Kru having spent over two decades in the sport in Thailand and around the world. Tom has trained Lethwei in Myanmar, Kushti wrestling in India, Zurkhaneh sports in Iran, boxing throughout Europe, and catch wrestling in the USA. Tom also resurrected the ancient techniques of traditional British bareknuckle pugilism from archaic manuals.