I’m not really sure what to say about this. On one had, if everyone knew about it before they stepped on the mat, I have no problem with these fighters coming to Tiger Muay Thai team tryouts going through the ringer. But if they didn’t know this was coming, I dunno. Hitting people back with pads could cut them, and a trained individual counter-striking someone who doesn’t see it coming could lead to nasty results. So yeah, as our bud Brian Ebersole says in this brutal clip, it’s a train wreck. But people like watching those, right?
That’s why you should probably click this video and watch one hell of a training session that I dub – When Pads Hit Back. It sounds like an MMA horror movie. Kind of like Little Shop of Horrors but with different pieces of equipment.