Brooks C. Miller taught a series of techniques that Buakaw does – any student of Suriya Sak is taught to watch and imitate Buakaw for his beautiful technique, so Brooks is doing right by Master K here.
Buakaw is in an interesting place politically right now, and he still holds a special place in the world of Muay Thai, perhaps especially in the west. I think that for me he represents a kind of purity of technique, despite the fact that many of his fights aren’t actually Muay Thai, but K-1. Maybe even it’s the possibilities hidden behind those limitations that make him so intriguing for me – that he’s so dominant in the sport and so beautiful in his technique, God help his opponents if he were allowed to use his elbows. That kind of thing.
It’s broken up into about 2 minute parts to show individual techniques. The sound isn’t always clear when Brooks is facing away from the camera, but his technique is so clean and beautiful in the break down of each technique that you can still really learn it. Really nice!
Part 1: Jab and Left Teep
Part 2: Catch Teep to Leg Sweep
Part 3: Slip, Counter Hook and Knee
Part 4: Tying Up a Punching Barrage
Part 5: Clinch – Posture Up (Defense) and Two Straight Knees to a Power Knee (Offense)
Part 6: Hook, Cross and Kick (close range)
Part 7: One, Two, Hook to Elbow
Part 8: Clinch Inside/Outside Position to Pull Elbow