There are countless MMA instructors to be found in the United States, let alone all over the world, but only a select few can boast a background like renowned coach Duke Roufus. Roufus is an accomplished kickboxer who not only understands the finer points of striking but has used them himself at a relatively high level. His knowledge has helped Roufus create one of the top gyms in the sport with talented competitors like Anthony Pettis and Alan Belcher calling the team home.

In this MMATraining Technique of the Day, Roufus offers up his insight on how to hit Thai Pads and improve one’s stand-up along the way.