Hello, this is Ben Brown, and today we're going to be talking about the advantages of kickboxing. While making a list of all the advantages of Muay Thai would take all day one of the things that really strikes me about the beauty of Muay Thai kickboxing is the fact that it has incredible effectiveness and efficiency at so many different ranges. What we're going to do today is look at some of those range efficiencies. One of the ranges that we're going to look at today is the outside range. Right now neither of us are able to touch each other, we're just simply too far away. One of the great things about Muay Thai is they have something called a floating foot jab. I'm going to do the floating foot jab by lifting my lead knee and using that knee as I lift as momentum to push myself into this foot jab. Another range we can look at is this range where we are not close enough to touch each other with our hands but because obviously our legs are longer, we are at range to actually start a kicking. Alright, here his lead leg is closer to me so that's the leg I'm going to be attacking. One technique I'm going to do is with my dominant leg step a decent angle, turn my hip over and attack on the outside and I can also attack that same leg on the inside by doing a stolen step, sliding my back leg in, turning my hip over and attacking the inside of that same leg. Thai boxing is really great at a striking distance as well, about the range of my jab is where most of my punches have most of their efficiency. So at this range, I can either use jabs, crosses, upper cuts, hooks and overhands. Now we are getting pretty close. At this range one can assume that we can't strike but we actually can. We can keep our body shots nice and right and we can also use our shoulder to create the distance and lift up and through with those uppercuts. Alright, yet another range in this sport is what we call the Muay Thai clench range. Here we're obviously too close for punches or for kicks but what we can do is delivery devastating elbows and also throw knees. In this final range we are seeing that we are obviously too close for most elbows and knees but what we can do because we are chest to chest is something we call the slap knee. That's where you hop outside, lift your knee real high and you attack the organs near the back and finally, from there, we can go ahead and just take them down.