How Personality Influences Fighting Style


Return to the MuayThaiLand home page

damiant
Hey all,

Would be interested in hearing your thoughts on how your personality influences fighting style.

Particularly, do you think introverts or extroverts are typically suited to different styles and for people who have lived in Thailand for any amount of time or indeed people who training consistently at home, do you notice any trends in terms of peoples personality and the fighting style they are most effective with. Or do you think there is any correlation at all.

Maybe people think that trainer or gym or body type are more critical in creating a fighters style.

Cheers.

petecc
speaking for myself as an introvert, it definitely comes out in my style. I'm never going to be a fighter who comes out swinging for the fences, and I prefer to use counters, sweeps, tricks etc.

I think this comes from the fact that I was never really a 'fighter' or 'brawler' before I started muay Thai . I think of myself as intelligent and like to believe that I can think my way through a fight rather than brawl my way through the rounds. I used to play a lot of football (soccer) and this was how I also used to think about football as well.

I see myself as mentally rather than physically tough. Anyone who trains muay Thai for long time should have some great physical attributes, but I still see my strengths in the mental side, carrying on through pain, walking through onslaughts, etc. I think this comes from the amount of competitive running and hard mountain walking I've always done, where carrying on regardless is a necessity, and in the mountains many hours spent alone/lost/scared/hungry/cold.

However I think an equal influence is your gym/trainer. The gym I learnt at was big on clinch, technique, and proper scoring, and this makes up a massive part of my game.

I didn't really acknowledge how much until I recently moved gyms to a gym with a heavier K1/MMA influence, where there is more emphasis on boxing and a more 'western' style. Although I now feel more confident with my boxing, when the chips are down I fall back on my old style as it was forms the basis of my muay Thai knowledge (i'll happily admit I couldn't fight for shit until I started muay Thai , so I have nothing else to fall back on).

Sparring at my new gym is interesting (not yet fought for them), with people unloading punches on me, which I just block and basically refuse to get involved in a boxing match, and teep/kick/sweep my way out of everything.

For me, body type is the least important. At 6ft 2" and 78-82kg I should make more of my size but I don't. Maybe that would change if I moved up a level or two and was coached to do so.

MC2
I tend to get frustrated when I keep missing shots, so this leads me to just go in swinging brawler style.

PERSONALITY TRAIT RESPONSIBLE: I have no patience.

TomS
Mayweather is an extrovert and an exceptional counter fighter.

Based on all the fighters I've met to date and their fighting styles, I can't see any correlation between being an introvert or an extrovert and being a counter fighter / walk forward pressure fighter / brawler.

Even intelligence and fighting style is hard to match up. I've encountered plenty of people who are thick as shit but highly intelligent in terms of their ring craft.

Would be interesting in hearing other opinions though. I don't know enough Thai to get a solid feeling on the personalities of the Thais I've trained with.

Rambutan
You would expect an extrovert person like mayweather to fight very different then his defensive style. And the opposit goes for Manny..

Return to the MuayThaiLand home page

Some More Threads
• (7 Posts) Pad Holders Course!
• (0 Posts) Pro Boxers At Sitjemam Muay Thai Pai
• (0 Posts) Dutch Superstar Marloes Merza At Sitjemam Muay Thai Pai
• (11 Posts) Muay Thai In Korea
• (13 Posts) (Muay Thai Camp) A Review Of Paw Phrommanon Gym By Cihan
• (3 Posts) (Muay Thai Camp) A Review Of Patong Boxing Gym By Cihan
• (0 Posts) (Video) Fight Vision Season 1. KC Muay Thai
• (6 Posts) Muay Thai Camps BKK
• (0 Posts) (Video) Darce Choke Demonstration By Dylan Fussell (Team Quest Chiang Mai)
• (5 Posts) Camps With Good Wifi At/near Camp (Sitmonchai?)
• (10 Posts) Losing Weight In Thailand
• (3 Posts) Crazy Drunk Gamblers Big K.O!!
• (2 Posts) Combat 360X
• (0 Posts) (Video) Fight Vision Season 1. Hong Thong Gym
• (1 Post) (Video) Fight Vision. Season 1. Sangha MMA - Chiang Mai
• (51 Posts) Your Thailand Routine
• (0 Posts) (Video) Team Quest Chiang Mai - Kimura Demonstration By Dylan Fussell
• (7 Posts) (Video) Review Of Team Quest Chiang Mai
• (12 Posts) 8 Week Stay In Thailand
• (15 Posts) Beyond Technique
• (2 Posts) New Trainer/fighter Joins Sitjemam MT Pai
• (19 Posts) Travelling To Thailand Alone
• (3 Posts) Temple Tattoo In Chiang Mai?
• (17 Posts) Por Pramuk Gym
• (12 Posts) Where To Buy Stuff When Not In TH
• (17 Posts) K1 Buakaw Left...
• (1 Post) Watching Kun Khmer Live
• (11 Posts) Kicking The Fuck Out Of Punchers Arms
• (0 Posts) We Train Muaythai,MuayChaiya,shot Knife And Fitness.
• (5 Posts) Anyone Trained At Superpro Samui Recently?
• (2 Posts) I'm Writing A Story On Muay Thai Camps
• (19 Posts) Those Brits Murdered In Koh Tao
• (2 Posts) Which Gym? Fa Group /lookprabat / Samart Payakaroon Hym
• (16 Posts) Anyone Follow Elliot Hulse?
• (10 Posts) Injury Taping In Fighting Street Chalong?
• (16 Posts) Any Recent Info On:fa Group/samart Gym/elite Fight Club/lamnammoon Gym
• (6 Posts) Ilya Grad At Sitjemam Muay Thai Pai
• (67 Posts) Why All The Phuket Hate
• (31 Posts) Tell Your Whole Story Of Training & Fighting In Thailand
• (10 Posts) Rawai Khao Lak Or Sumalee?
• (17 Posts) Koh Chang Thaiboxing Camp
• (2 Posts) People In Melbourne, Where Are You Training?
• (15 Posts) Pay Per View Boxing
• (14 Posts) Dominant Side And Physical Balance?
• (13 Posts) K1 Rules (UK Amateur)
• (8 Posts) Muay Thai Gyms In The Internet Age: Article
• (14 Posts) Terminology For A Beating After A Loss
• (2 Posts) (Muay Thai Camp) A Review Of Sitjemam Muay Thai By Brehaut91
• (3 Posts) 2Home Resort
• (2 Posts) (Muay Thai Camp) A Review Of Santai Muay Thai By Jeremyjude
• (3 Posts) Itinerary Plan
• (3 Posts) Custom Mouth Guard
• (0 Posts) () A Review Of By MADMOOSE
• (0 Posts) (Image) Keatkhamtorn Gym
• (1 Post) Keatkhamtorn Gym
• (8 Posts) (Muay Thai Camp) A Review Of Keatkhamtorn Gym By MADMOOSE
• (123 Posts) Phuket Camps
• (19 Posts) Biking Around Phuket
• (2 Posts) Merry Christmas And Have A Happy New Year.
• (20 Posts) Camps For Long Term, Koh Samui
• (51 Posts) Favourite Combos
• (27 Posts) Info On Petchyindee Academy/chitlada Gym
• (20 Posts) Still Havent Decided A Gym
• (12 Posts) What's Your Favourite Muay Thai Gloves?
• (7 Posts) Most Competitive Weight Class In Thailand
• (22 Posts) Pakorn Crossfit Training
• (1 Post) (Muay Thai Camp) A Review Of Charn Chai Muay Thai By Eyes0cket
• (46 Posts) Tenchu Being A Dick Again
• (41 Posts) Muay Thai Camps In Chiang Mai?
• (6 Posts) Question About Low, Middle, Peak Season?
• (0 Posts) (Muay Thai Camp) A Review Of Sumalee Boxing Gym By Gee2bee
• (25 Posts) What Do You Guys Think Of This?
• (7 Posts) Anyone Been To These Camps In Bangkok?
• (8 Posts) Sweating, Drinking, Electrolytes And Thai Water
• (13 Posts) Saenchai Knocks Out Westerner In Sparring
• (8 Posts) Spending Money For 2 Months At Sitmonchai
• (24 Posts) Kem Sitsongpeenong Opened His Own Gym
• (0 Posts) Traditional(old Style) Training Camps
• (33 Posts) The Best Ever
• (0 Posts) Spoon Feed This Old Man!
• (25 Posts) Crossfit Defense?!!?!
• (390 Posts) Share The Workout You Did Today.
• (5 Posts) Recommended Long Term Training Camps With Accommodation
• (3 Posts) Long Term Accomodation Prices
• (4 Posts) Sinbi/Phuket In Oct-dec Anyone?
• (8 Posts) (Video) Have You Seen This Documentary?
• (13 Posts) Flexibity & Hip Problems
• (40 Posts) Best Pad-holder You Have Trained With?
• (10 Posts) (Muay Thai Camp) A Review Of Eminent Air By TomS
• (2 Posts) 10 % Off When You Check In Before 15th September
• (4 Posts) Hair Clippers Near Rawai?
• (0 Posts) Klong Dao Muay Thai Stadium/gym
• (3 Posts) (Video) Tag Team Muay Thai??
• (2 Posts) Fight Pro In Thailand Then Ammy Back Home?
• (97 Posts) So Back Out To Thailand Soon. Any Recommendations?
• (3 Posts) Charn Chai MT & Yodyut MT, Koh Samui
• (20 Posts) New Clips Of Kiatmoo9
• (48 Posts) Things To Bring And Things To Buy.
• (9 Posts) Muay Thai Fighting License In Thailand ?
• (9 Posts) JWP: Blessed With Venom Now Available Online

Return to the MuayThaiLand home page