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Saiyok's fight style features swift action with a lot of combinations. He frequently uses powerful techniques such as knee kicks, elbows, or straight punches to try to get a knockout. Saiyok is already very quick and strong.
He must learn not only to fight in his own style but to react better to an opponent's style. Specifically, he must improve his knowledge of foreign fighters and learn how to use his skills against their styles. Can you describe Nonsai's fight style? Nonsai is a fighter with powerful punches and knee kicks, and he has a very powerful physique. He has to do plenty of running to strengthen his leg muscles. We conduct his training so that the impact of his punches and kicks is as hard as possible.
Our objective is to improve his speed, as he still has potential in this area. Can you describe Armin's fight style? Armin is a spectacular fighter and uses several traditional Muay Thai Boran techniques. It's not difficult to train him. It's important for him to improve his technique and his feeling for distance. Furthermore, he must always continue to train in his trademark flying techniques.
Master Deycha shows Armin traditional techniques, which he adds to his training. How do you instruct your boxers to organize the days leading up to a competition? The athletes undergo two days of very hard training before the intensity is reduced in the last week. They initially have four days of light training, and in the last three days they only concentrate on shadowboxing to become aware of fight tactics. In addition, they use the time to reduce their weight and for massages.
What diet do you recommend for the athletes? What's your opinion on performance-enhancing supplements? With respect to nutrition, I focus on the daily consumption of beef, rice, and vegetables.
Beef is important as it strengthens the body. Soy milk can be used as an extra source of protein. Athletes must drink plenty of water and very little alcohol, and in the last three weeks before a fight, they have to abstain completely. Soft drinks are acceptable as they refresh the athlete.
I don't like the idea of steroids. What are your plans for the future in Muay Thai? I want my athletes to grow even stronger, and for the entire training group in our gym to improve. The athletes compete in many countries and visit many gyms, where they are introduced to new ideas that we can use in our training here.
I would like to continue improving our repertoire of techniques. We would like to add Muay Thai Boran techniques and also elements of the European fight style. I want my boxers to adopt a variable fight style. They should always be able to change their style to surprise and unsettle their opponents. I would like to spend the next ten to twenty years in Bangkok training fighters. After that, I'd like to return to my home province, Ubon, and manage a small gym there for young athletes.
Muay Thai means a lot to me, and that is why I will always remain connected to it. What is important to become a successful fighter? The most important things are perseverance and the motivation to do intensive training.
You must believe in yourself and keep on working on your career. Never let yourself be distracted from your goals. If it's possible to train like a Thai student, that will be of great value. I recommend that the readers come to Thailand for training, so that they get to know the style of training here and the Thai lifestyle. It's best to eat what Thai fighters eat, adopt the same intensive training techniques, and leave sufficient time for regeneration.
Would you like to say anything else to the readers of this book? I advise careful study of this book and to read it time and again. You must take time to learn Muay Thai. It's not unusual that the learning process takes five to ten years. Some individuals require one year, others five or ten years before they become skilled Thai boxers.
Each individual is different, and each has other talents and preconditions. Training should not be done excessively but should be enjoyed while not losing sight of your goals. Developing Technical Skills In Muay Thai, initially you learn the basic stance, leg work, and basic techniques. Once you have acquired a certain degree of skill, you start learning an initial set of counter techniques.
In the course of your athletic career, step by step you add more counters, feints, and traditional techniques to your repertoire. Keep in mind that you have to continue training in the techniques you have mastered. That way, your techniques will get faster and stronger, and your timing will improve. The aim is to use these techniques instinctively in a competition. A well-rounded Muay Thai athlete must be able to carry out attacking techniques swiftly and with power.
You must also have mastered a selection of defense and counter techniques against all possible attacks by your opponent. In addition, advanced fighters must also have some feints and traditional techniques in their repertoire. In a fight you must study your opponent's maneuvers. If you identify shortcomings, wait for your chance to exploit them.
Don't always use the same techniques; be variable. Mislead your opponent with feints so that he opens his guard and you can launch an effective attack. Use Muay Boran techniques to surprise your opponent and to deliver effective strikes. Wait for the opportunity to use a knockout technique to put a rapid end to the match. Basic Techniques As a novice in Muay Thai you must first practice the basic stance. From this position you learn how to move toward and away from the opponent.
Next you learn to memorize the attacking techniques, which include fist, elbow, shin, foot, and knee techniques. Practice the attacking techniques initially at a slow pace and subsequently with increasing speed into the air. If you succeed in correct execution of the techniques, you can start training on a punching bag and with a partner. The techniques are first trained in individually before you can train by sparring with someone else.
This book has descriptions of the most frequently used attacking techniques. Counter Techniques Once you have dedicated some training sessions to learning the basic skills, you can start training in an initial selection of counter techniques. Counter techniques are always a combination of defense and attacking techniques. The opponent's attack is either stopped by a faster technique, or your initial defense is followed by a quick counter.
That way your opponent is effectively hit and you stop any further techniques.
Counters are classified as active or passive. In the case of an active counter, you prevent the success of your opponent's attack with a faster technique of your own.
This is called a direct counter. With a passive counter, you initially defend yourself and follow promptly with your own attacking technique. Passive counters can be categorized as dodging, deflecting, blocking, and catching counters. A counter technique is generally more successful if fewer steps are required to implement it.
Your opponent won't wait until you have completed your counter technique but will try to interrupt it as quickly as possible. In this book, Saiyok and Kem demonstrate some of the techniques they have used most successfully in their fights. Use these techniques to augment your repertoire and to surprise your opponent in a fight.
Saiyok and Kem A detailed account of all possible attacks can be found in the book Muay Thai Counter Techniques You can also watch many counters on the internet at www.
Counter against Elbow, Knee, and Clinch Techniques Feints To be a well-rounded Thai boxer, you must learn a repertoire of feints by heart. Feints are used to mislead and tempt your opponent out of the protective stance. In a feint, you indicate an attacking technique to a specific part of the body so that your opponent shifts to defend it. To do this, your opponent has to reduce protection of another part of the body, which can then be hit effectively with your subsequent technique.
Carry out feints at a level or on the side of the body that is different from the follow-up technique. The feint must be swift and the body must be kept in a relaxed state. If your feint is slow, your opponent will be able to stop the subsequent technique.
A feint is frequently carried out as an incomplete move, and the opponent receives only minimal impact; the subsequent technique is delivered with full power.
In this book you will become acquainted with the most popular feints. Not every feint can be performed easily by every Thai boxer, however. Test the feints with the front and rear of your body, and choose the techniques that are best for your fight style. Train in the feints until you can perform the moves automatically.
Only a perfectly executed feint will be successful in a fight. Becoming a successful fighter doesn't mean you have to master all the feints shown in this book. Then again, the more techniques you can deliver instinctively, the harder it will be for your opponent to figure you out. Training and Techniques Examples of some feints can also be seen on the internet at www.
Traditional Techniques In the course of your training experience you will also get to know the traditional Muay Thai Boran techniques. Muay Thai experts like to use these techniques in competition because they are effective, easily surprise the opponent, and can lead to an early knockout. The fifteen traditional Mae Mai techniques are the best- known moves. They enable Muay Thai boxers to improve their conduct in a fight and to combine defense and counters at the same time.
The techniques are taught somewhat differently by different trainers, which is why you will see various modes of execution. There are many more techniques originating from Muay Thai Boran, but they are taught only by a few trainers in Thailand.
Generally speaking, you should only begin training in the historic techniques after you've gained extensive experience in Muay Thai. In your efforts to become a skilled fighter, it's not necessary to train in all possible techniques that you become aware of in the course of your Muay Thai career.
Many of the current Thai champions are unable to perform most of them. It's sufficient to learn about the historic techniques and to use those that are easily understood and correspond to your individual talents. Training in Techniques To become a Thai boxer with special skills, you have to train conscientiously. You also have to work continuously on your repertoire of techniques by testing and adding new techniques.
You must also optimize technical details, adapt them to your individual skills, and learn them in such a way that they contribute to your conduct in an intensive fight. You will often meet Thai boxers with only a few years or even a few months of training who are convinced they have mastered it all.
You will also meet former fighters who have had athletic success with their individual skills and are now very much convinced of their Muay Thai skills. A Muay Thai boxer is free to choose the route best suited to him or her. Still, you can improve so many aspects of your training if you train conscientiously and question your own performance.
Even an experienced Thai boxer can work on fine-tuning the basic techniques time and again. The straight punch, for example, is taught in most schools in a uniform way, but you can still work on its technical details, such as shifting your weight, the conscious use of your shoulder and trunk muscles, stability, the energy from the heel of your rear foot, and the impact of your fist.
For counter training, you should first select a few techniques and study them. Train in them time and again and add new techniques to your repertoire so that you learn by heart the moves against all possible attacks by an opponent. Repeat some of the counters intensively in training and try out new counters you have learned or have seen carried out by athletes that you admire. Once you have adopted a selection of the feints introduced in this book, you have to keep on training them.
They will only be successful in a competition if they are carried out instinctively and fast. Take a close look at fights with the best of Thai boxers. Pay attention to when and how the fighters use their feints and test that experience in training. There are countless Muay Thai Boran techniques and their variants. You will get to know some of the traditional techniques in club training, and you can also find many variants on various YouTube channels.
Test the techniques, and if you find that one or more variants are suited to your style, train in them with your training partner. Repeat the techniques regularly in training and learn them by heart for use in competition.
In each training session, you should dedicate some time to conscientious technical training. Depending on your training plan and performance level, you can fine-tune your basic techniques, counter techniques, feints, or traditional techniques.
After concentrated training in the details, your techniques will improve further on the punching bag and pads in terms of swiftness, stamina, and applied force, thereby developing your instinctive fight conduct. Only when you perfect the technical execution in all its aspects will you be successful in applying it against an experienced opponent. When training with a partner, you can decide on the techniques beforehand and repeat them a number of times before you take turns. Usually you can intensively train in about five techniques per training session, regardless of whether they are attacking techniques, counter techniques, feints, or traditional techniques.
In your technical training it is important that the techniques are not carried out at full strength as you don't want to risk injury to your partner. Techniques must be carried out precisely, however, or their use will often not be successful. Armin Windsport shows a flying elbow technique. Basics The following pages provide an overview of the contents of training. Muay Thai training is structured in a similar way at every club. The length of time, intensity, and sequence of the components of training depend on your goals, performance level, and fight style.
To develop into an advanced boxer, you have to engage in every aspect of training. For comparing different training structures, a description is provided of how Kem and Saiyok, two of the world's best Thai boxers, have adapted the contents and intensity of training to their own needs. The Contents of Training Training comprises warm-up, main, and cool-down phases. In the warm-up phase you prepare your body for training. This phase includes exercises to warm up the body stretch your muscles, and mobilize your joints.
In the main part of training you study attacking techniques as well as defense and counter techniques. Train in these while shadowboxing, on training equipment, and with a partner. Advanced athletes also exercise by sparring. The cool- down phase usually starts with some muscle-strengthening exercises. Concentrate on the muscles in your upper body and on the muscles you didn't focus on in the main part of the training.
Training ends with some stretching exercises and cooling down the muscles. The recommended times listed below are general guidelines. Trainers develop their own programs, but they must be somewhat similar to this one to be sure that they cover all the important elements of Muay Thai training. If you train on your own, you should adapt the following plan to your own requirements and performance level. If your goal is greater agility, for example, you can intensify the stretching program.
If you don't have a partner, extend the shadowboxing and training on the punching bag. The muscle workout can be omitted if you regularly train your muscles in other training sessions.
Training in the Past Centuries ago, everyday products and objects were included in training, including coconuts, lemons, and pakowma-a piece of cloth similar to a sarong that was worn around the hips instead of trousers. Training varied somewhat from trainer to trainer and was usually structured so that the student was initially shown the starting position and footwork, which they subsequently had to train until the movements started to look natural and entered the subconscious mind, regardless of how long it took.
The next step was teaching the punching technique with the help of a pakowma. Students put it around their shoulders and took the ends in their fists. They practiced the straight punch while stepping, holding the other hand up for protection.
Two pakowma were initially used to protect the hands while sparring. The next steps differed significantly from teacher to teacher, which is why only a few of the traditional training methods will be explained. Students practiced their techniques on a banana tree.
The tree was cut at head height and set in the sand. Students had to punch, push, and kick the tree on both sides, if possible, until the tree broke through. They trained their muscles on a coconut tree, climbing up by holding on to the tree with outstretched arms. In this way they developed their arm, shoulder, back, and leg muscles. The sea, lakes, and rivers were also used for training.
Swimming and jogging in knee-deep water strengthened the muscles and improved stamina.
Another training method was to perform punches and elbow kicks with the water at chest height, hitting the water from above. In the process, students tried to avoid blinking, and they practiced defense techniques against the splashing water. They would also put a coconut into the water and follow it with punches and elbow kicks until holes appeared in it, water flowed in, and it eventually sank. This was initially done with bandaged hands, while advanced students used their bare hands.
Lemons were also used for training, hung at neck height on strings. Students moved along the row of lemons delivering punches, elbow thrusts, and defense and counter techniques in a training method that taught timing and vision, and the trainer was able to ascertain whether students were instinctively able to defend themselves correctly. One method they used to learn how to fall was that the trainer, holding a stick in each hand, hit the student on one side, where the student then had to fall.
This was practiced until the student was able to roll out of a fall. Technique training: Cool down: Use their programs for inspiration, but note that training at this level of intensity can only be done by professional athletes.
Training with World Champions: Saiyok and Kem and at www. Both athletes train twice a day. Saiyok trains about two and a half hours in the morning and three and a half hours in the afternoon. On Sunday he reduces his training. Kem trains for about three hours each in the morning and afternoon. He only trains on Sunday if he is preparing for a fight.
Both athletes reduce the training intensity three days before a fight to allow for regeneration and to shed weight. After the fight they take a rest of approximately one week. Warm-up Rub in massage oil and relax Jogging Saiyok: Technique training Shadowboxing Saiyok: Cool down Strength training Saiyok and Kem: He has competed in more than professional fights and received the honor of Best Thai Boxer in At the time this book was written, he had been undefeated for four years.
He has competed in many countries and has given seminars, and his many fans are fascinated by his spectacular fight style.
He first studies his opponent's fight conduct and then attacks with explosive combinations, which he frequently finishes with a low kick, an elbow, or a flying knee kick. This interview took place in Bangkok in Saiyok Pumphanmuang: I grew up in Phitsanulok.
When I was eleven my father brought me to a gym and I participated in a training fight. I had no technical skills, but I won the fight. The local trainers saw my talent and invited me to join them for regular training.
Muay Thai is my profession, and like other people going to work, I have workdays and free time. My income depends on my results in competitions. Muay Thai has provided me with a better lifestyle. I hope that Muay Thai, an important part of Thai cultural heritage, will continue to exist in the way we still remember the fighter Nai Khanom Tom today.
I also hope that Muay Thai will become an Olympic sport. When did you start your training? At the time I had already competed in two fights. In my first fight I was nervous and excited, and I followed my instincts. My brother prepared me, and we used ideas we got from watching fights on TV. After two years of training in Phitsanulok my trainer sent me to the bigger camp in Kantaburi, where I trained from age thirteen until I was twenty-one.
My manager is Mr. Pong, and my trainer is Khru Pit. I like to train at a gym with a friendly atmosphere, and that's the case at the Muay Thai Plaza Gym. Other gyms offered contracts, but I don't like the idea of signing one.
Who has had an impact on your competitive career? My first trainer was a soldier, and he had a great impact on my career. He's like a second father to me and helped me a lot. The Muay Thai Plaza Gym is also important for me, as they really look after me, and I'm a member of a successful training group because skills are best developed with a partner and a trainer. I draw my inspiration from other people-from boxers, spectators and foreigners.
This also applies to Manny Pacquiao [the Filipino traditional boxer]. His matches are always sold out, and even Hollywood stars travel to watch him fight. I hope that Muay Thai also gains such great popularity. What was your first fight with a foreigner like? I have enjoyed lots of nice trips. I am proud to see foreigners training in Muay Thai.
They learn well and quickly. My first foreign opponent was the Australian Ben Button. The competition was in Hong Kong in the pound weight class. I won with a knockout in the first round after a leg kick and an elbow to the head. What is different in fighting Thais versus foreigners? Foreigners usually excel with their fist techniques but are less skilled in Muay Thai. They often fight instinctively and mix kickboxing and Muay Thai.
For the best possible preparation, they study video clips of our fights. Thai fighters will have to do the same in the future. What have you got planned for your future in Muay Thai and in your life? I will always give my best in training and in competitions. After my career I would like to build up a training camp for children to keep them away from drugs. I hope that one day I'll be able to open such a gym jointly with a friend. Currently I am building a house in Ubon Ratchathani [in northeast Thailand], where I own a plantation.
I enjoy a peaceful environment and a simple life. I plan to have a garden and to live with my wife and my children in Ubon Ratchathani. You have to be honest with yourself about the requirements of your profession and your own performance. All your energy has to be brought into your career. In training it's important to perfect your conduct, specifically in defense and counters. Would you like to say a few words to your fans and to the readers of this book?
I would like to thank all my fans. I will keep on intensifying my training for further improvement, and I take much pride in the fact that my fans accompany me and watch my fights.
I advise the readers of this book to study it carefully and to learn the techniques of training. Warm-Up Phase In the warm-up phase, you prepare your body for training.
To achieve this, you must first warm up your muscles; jogging and skipping rope are recommended for this. You then bandage your hands, stretch your body, and loosen up the joints.
Before the training session you can rub on warming massage oil. The warm-up helps you perform and allows you to prepare mentally for your training. Saiyok starts with an easy run of six miles in the morning, interspersed with ten sprints of one hundred yards each. In the afternoon he jogs for three miles with five one-hundred-yard sprints in between. He then follows up with twenty to thirty minutes of skipping rope.
Kem begins with a run of one to two hours in the morning. In the afternoon he warms up by skipping rope for twenty minutes. Both athletes add some stretching and loosening- up exercises to the warm-up phase.
They choose the exercises based on how tense their muscles are. Jogging You can warm up your muscles with an easy ten-to twenty-minute run. In some Thai gyms the athletes start with an intensive jog of up to ninety minutes. This is possible because the athletes are perfectly trained and their bodies have become used to years of intensive training.
If you're not in such good physical condition, divide the technical training and intensive jogging into two training sessions. Skipping Rope Skipping rope is also a sensible way to warm up. It's best to use a heavy plastic rope.
This will strengthen your hand, arm, neck, and shoulder muscles. Jump for ten minutes, taking breaks to move your head and swing your arms.
As an advanced athlete you can extend your rope- skipping to fifteen to twenty minutes without a break. Vary your jump style and pace. Stretching and Loosening Up The warm-up program should include some stretching exercises.
It's best to briefly stretch all muscle groups, with more intensity on your weak points. Make sure that you can get into a position carefully, and don't hold it for more than ten seconds. After that, you can loosen your joints and swing your arms and legs. Main Techniques Training In the main part of the training session, you practice attacking techniques and their combinations as well as defense and counter techniques.
The training session includes shadowboxing, pad training, punching bag training, partner training, and clinching, not necessarily in that order. Advanced athletes extend their training sessions with rounds of sparring. Shadowboxing In shadowboxing, you train your techniques and fight tactics in the air. Be careful not to overextend your joints, and don't let down your guard. Act as if you were facing a real opponent. Move toward your opponent and dodge. Use attacking techniques, and defend and counter against the techniques of your imaginary opponent.
Shadowboxing can also be done in front of a mirror. In the course of fight preparation, shadowboxing will be adjusted to the fight style of the next upcoming opponent.
Thai boxers imagine their opponents fighting in their usual style in a match, and they work on their own fight tactics while shadowboxing. If, for example, your upcoming opponent is known to use a powerful straight punch from behind, you would repeatedly train in kicks to the upper arm and knee kicks to the rear of the body. Tips from Saiyok and Kem B Shadowbox as if you were in a real fight.
B Move swiftly, with power and concentration. B Use all the techniques you know. Saiyok trains in shadowboxing for relatively long periods. Each training session contains three or four rounds of four minutes each. Kem is satisfied with one round of five minutes. Pad Training In pad training, you practice each technique against a handheld pad to develop a sense of distance and timing for use in competition.
Pay attention to correct technical execution, a stable stance, balance, and your guard. Take your time and avoid rash moves. The trainer attacks your defense by hitting the pads gently against the gaps in your guard. The power and pace depend on the trainer's instructions. Techniques are initially trained in individually, and later in combination. A combination will frequently be repeated in the course of one round. In fight preparation, the trainer simulates different situations and fight styles.
For example, the trainer can apply pressure by repeatedly moving toward the fighter, who must stop the trainer with his or her techniques. The trainer can also use attacking techniques to develop the athlete's counters. In this way the trainer teaches the Thai boxer the fight tactics required for the next competition. Tips from Kem B Emulate the pad training of champion fighters.
B Always train as if it were a real fight. B Remain active and train at percent. Saiyok trains on pads for three to five rounds, and Kem does four to six rounds. The rounds last four minutes each. Both athletes also use combinations and repeat them several times. Punching Bag Training By training on a punching bag, you develop stamina and power as well as hardening your body. Try to deliver each punch, push, or kick with maximum hardness. In the process, pay attention to technically correct execution.
Avoid any rash moves and use the right timing. Train with combinations, but also train by instinct. The trainer watches and gives instructions, such as the use of certain techniques, in order to change behavior patterns. It is best to train on a big, heavy bag so that you can deliver all techniques with power.
Inexperienced athletes initially use a bag with soft filling such as fabric. Experienced athletes use a bag with a hard filling such as wood shavings in order to harden the body as well. For fight preparation, the trainer determines some combinations that are suitable against the fight style of the upcoming opponent.
Nothing comes easy.
Doing muay thai clinch work is tedious, hard and brutal… but it needs to be done. If you are a little beat up, work on mainly the technique aspect of clinching. If you are healthy and uninjured, make the muay thai clinch session almost as real and hard as your sparring session! Not to mention flexibility is important if you want to kick people in the head! Stretching your muscles will help open them up so they have more room to grow and help flush lactic acid out of your body which will help your body heal up quicker.
You can stick with basic stretches like touching your toes, twisting your back and so on, but if you know more advanced stretches from yoga then definitely use those! What Does Meditation Do? Everyone should have the time for minutes to relax, sit down, breathe and let their mind be calm. I guarantee if you learn how to meditate it will help with re-energizing your body and mind for your next muay thai training routine!
Feed Your Muay Thai Addiction! Sign Me Up! This book was written from years of experience in the ring and training in Thailand. The views and opinions expressed in this eBook are written from the author, Stephen Kong. For permission requests, emails may be sent to: stephen muaythaipros. No matter how much research and analysis you do , the only way you can get better is to train with the purpose of improving. To become good at Muay Thai you need to dedicate yourself to the sport.
The more hours you put into your training and development, the faster you will make improvements. While there is no substitute for a good coach, there are certain things you can do to ensure you are developing good technique. Most people get their Muay Thai source from the standup guys in MMA, who have a completely different style and movement than traditional Muay Thai.
People who are training in these gym environments often lack technical knowledge of the sport because they have never been taught good technique. You have to think of your Muay Thai journey as your personal business. While your coach is there to help guide you along the way, it is up to you to ensure you implement everything you are taught.
By taking an active approach to learning , you will continually develop into a better Nak Muay and make huge strides in your overall development. Whether or not you have aspirations to be a top level fighter, there are universal principles that can be applied to everyone. This guide is designed to provide an overview of some core concepts that can help take your Muay Thai game to the next level.
Hop efully, you are already familiar with some of these concepts. The moment you start thinking you know everything, is the moment you stop learning. While you might find it boring focusing on basic techniques , you have to learn how to walk before you can run. Basic techniques that you learn are going to be the offensive weapons that you use the most. Muay Thai has certain techniques that are used more often than others. The rest of your weapons will help complement these core techniques.
Learning the technique itself is only one aspect to being able to punch effectively. Utilizing these two attacks during training and sparring will help solidify them as weapons that you can add to your Muay Thai arsenal. Not only d oes it score the most points in a Muay Thai fight, it is the most effective technique that you can use. Mastering the body kick will not happen overnight, so be prepared for some hard work.
Front Teep — The teep is one of the most effective offensive and defensive weapons that you can use in Muay Thai. A strong Teep will counter almost every attack. Practice using this weapon in sparring to develop your timing of this important weapon. Basic combinations like a Jab -Jab-Low Kick are very 5 effective if used consistently. Using feints are a must, if you want to land your low kicks without getting blocked.
These elbows can cause a lot of damage to an opponent if they are used correctly. Straight Knee: The straight knee is a technique that you can use to damage your opponents body.
These knees are often used when a fighter is coming forward towards their opponent. Since knees score a lot of points in Muay Thai fights, you will need to master this particular technique. Taking the time to work on mastering the basic attacks is going to ensure that you have a solid base when you start learning other techniques.
As much as people love spinning elbows and flying knees, these are the techniques that will win you fights. While you might be getting a better cardio workout by adding more techniques in a combination, the reality is these are not practical in a real situation. Maintain balance whenever you throw an attack or block an attack is extremely important. Without proper footwork you will easily get thrown off balance when you are performing a technique.