Shadowboxing is an important component of being a Muaythai athlete and a skill that is constantly utilized in training for a bout. The U.S. National Virtual Championship incorporates a Shadowboxing demonstration in their competition, where athletes illustrate their technique in both defense and offense.
Competitors will perform this portion live in a virtual arena where they will be scored by multiple judges. Just as in a normal bout, there will be three rounds, where each round is judged on various aspects such as balance, technique, and various combinations.
The athlete that wins will progress to the next round in their bracket, and will be given a new time slot and link to compete. From there, the winners will contend in IFMA’s International Virtual Championships.