I want to be like you one day, Kru Mark!
you've improved my quality of life very much. To have an effective outlet for my energy and a form of discipline it's really helped me emotionally and mentally as well as physically.
Thats so tight. thats what i want, ancient techniques!
From back when men were real men, not the pansy people with no honor that we have running around today
Its a privilege to learn the techniques passed down by your family kru mark. i aspire to be great one day and to have your example is very beneficial to be respected by and respect all and fear none. to be able to look death in the face and rise above it and having the work ethic and discipline to gain distinguishment whether it be in fighting or in life!.
thank you immensely
From Jared Puete
Im trying so hard! i miss you! im training at home with my punching bag
Regardless of anything else i really want to dedicate myself to your muay boran kru mark. Allow me to fight for you. I will do anything you say. I am yours to command, Tiger King!
Im going to start running constantly along with my training. to stop me from fighting for you theyll have to render me unconscious. if you say strike i
say "where" if you say jump i say "how high" and if you say win ill do everything in my power to bring you victory!
The motto of the United States Marine Corps: Semper Fidelis. ALWAYS FAITHFUL. That is my pledge to you. May I never waver from it.
Thank you!!!! Every day i learn from you is a blessing.
You are tiger king and i will strive to be like Hanuman!, ablest sentence maker, strong limbs, knowledgable, virtuous, speed like the wind, fighter of Demons!
You mean everything to me. You have completely changed my life. It is truly a distinction and great honor to call myself your student. Thank you very much, Tiger King!
"The Tiger King Makthepharaks teaches: The GREATEST strength lies in having power but NOT using it. Control is .what we strive for...remove your emotions, shelve your pride, remain focused on your goals..."
I am so honored to learn from you. Even people who teach their own classes come back to learn from you!
I am thankful for my family, friends, and most especially for the Tiger King Boungnaphonh Makthepharaks. Without you, I'd be strung out and probably homeless and not eating a good dinner with my family and friends that I appreciate so much. Looking forward to a renewed focused in the coming new year.
Never stop, never quit. Don't lie down and accept defeat. Never let anything deflect you from your purpose.
Don't show pain or weakness. Fear or doubt. Even through feeling always things, always persevere with a smile on your face.
Go out in the world to do GREAT things...but never let anybody step on you, or anybody you care for, or ANYONE really because everyone deserves dignity, respect, and love.
This is what you have taught me...sounds a lot like the teachings of a man I know. He's from Bethlehem.
Mark my words Tiger King, Earl is going to be a great fighter. He transitioned from focusing on jiu jitsu to mainly taking your class...I can read people's energy and their soul. I saw the fire in his eyes...it's the same fire that you lit in my heart to be the best possible martial artist and person i can be. I know you have inspired him and anyone who has you in their heart can conquer anything! Huzzah!
I love you and would die to defend your honor.
You have given my life meaning and purpose.
Muay Thai in America
Muay thai Techniques: Elbow (Tee sok)
The elbow can be used in several ways as a striking weapon: horizontal, diagonal-upwards, diagonal-downwards, uppercut, downward, backward-spinning and flying. From the side it can be used as either a finishing move or as a way to cut the opponent’s eyebrow so that blood might block his vision. The blood also raises the opponent’s awareness of being hurt which could affect his performance. This is the most common way of using the elbow. The diagonal elbows are faster than the other forms, but are less powerful. The uppercut and flying elbows are the most powerful, but are slower and easier to avoid or block. The downward elbow is usually used as a finishing move.
English - Thai - Translation
Elbow Slash | ศอกตี | Sok Tee
Horizontal Elbow | ศอกตัด | Sok Tud
Uppercut Elbow | ศอกงัด | Sok Ngud
Forward Elbow Thrust | ศอกพุ่ง | Sok Poong
Reverse Horizontal Elbow | ศอกเหวี่ยงกลับ | Sok Wiang Glub
Spinning Elbow | ศอกกลับ | Sok Glub
Elbow Chop | ศอกสับ | Sok Sub
Double Elbow Chop | ศอกกลับคู่ | Sok Glub Koo
Mid-Air Elbow Strike | กระโดดศอก | Gra-dode Sok
There is also a distinct difference between a single elbow and a follow-up elbow. The single elbow is an elbow move independent from any other move, whereas a follow-up elbow is the second strike from the same arm, being a hook or straight punch first with an elbow follow-up. Such elbows, and most other elbows, are used when the distance between fighters becomes too small and there is too little space to throw a hook at the opponent’s head. Elbows can also be utilised to great effect as blocks or defences against, for example, spring knees, side body knees, body kicks or punches.
Khapchaodai su khongkhvan vandeuonpikoed khongthan
You are most gracious tiger king
Super good looking, great athletic/physical attributes, high intelligence: Pick two.
The high intelligence doesn't get you a nobel prize, the good looks don't get you a modeling career, and you aren't a star athlete...but way high than average.
if you're already one or two of the three then would you change?
If you're already all three then you are Boungnaphonh Makthepharaks.
I feel like i dont say it enough so: thank you, father!
Even if i never made one cent from muay thai it doesnt matter. I want to fight and teach but it doesnt matter as long as i can learn as much as possible from you .