Muay Thai Training Series: Sparring Drills

Learn Muay Thai Sparring Drills From World Champions

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Trailer – Muay Thai Training Series: Sparring Drills

Sneak Peek – Kick Counters

Sneak Peek – Close Range Sparring

Sneak Peek – Lead Side Sparring

Chapters 1 - 15 (2 hours 50 minutes)

1. 1 For 1

Duration: 14 minutes

Drill 1: 1 For 1
1 For 1: Beginner’s Variation
1 For 1: Advanced Variation
1 For 1: Key Points

In this chapter, we will implement the 1 for 1 drill. This is an excellent beginner sparring drill that focuses on both offense and defense, allowing you and your partner to focus on each strike your throw and each strike you defend. The 1 for 1 drill is ideal for first-timers because it does not overwhelm them with a high volume of strikes and allows them to gain confidence through the drill. We will share some insights to help you understand why and how to apply this drill effectively for Muay Thai practitioners of all levels.

2. Combo For Combo

Duration: 12 minutes

Drill 2: Combo For Combo
Combo For Combo: Beginner’s Variation
Combo For Combo: Advanced Variation
Combo For Combo: Key Points

The combo for combo drill works on both offense and defense, similar to the 1 for 1 drill. You and your partner will be executing a set of combos one at a time, allowing you to practice angling your strikes and become familiar with defending a series of strikes. In this drill, we will discuss and highlight key drill features that will help you improve your sparring experience.

3. Jab Counters

Duration: 9 minutes

Drill 3: Jab Counters
Jab Counters: Drilling
Jab Counters: Key Points

In this chapter, we will work on the jab counter drill, which focuses solely on countering the jab and will help you develop your ability to counter effectively. This drill is very effective for beginners because it allows them to practice timing and strike placement. More advanced students should be creative, utilizing footwork and combinations after defending the jab.

4. Lead Hand Sparring

Duration: 10 minutes

Drill 4: Lead Hand Sparring
Lead Hand Sparring: Beginner’s Variation
Lead Hand Sparring: Advanced Variation
Lead Hand Sparring: Key Points

We’ll be focusing on the lead hand in this chapter. In this drill, you can only use your lead hand to punch. To jab, hook, and uppercut. This is an excellent way to improve your lead hand strikes and to practice defending lead hand strikes. We will show you how to use this drill for both beginners and advanced students, emphasizing key points to develop your skills and sparring experience.

5. Kick Counters

Duration: 13 minutes

Drill 5: Kick Counters
Kick Counters: Beginner’s Variation
Kick Counters: Advanced Variation
Kick Counters: Key Points

Countering kicks is an important part of Muay Thai defense, and in this chapter, we’ll go over how to use them efficiently. This drill is very applicable to all students of all levels, allowing you to learn new countering techniques or to perfect a movement and add a variety of combinations after you counter a kick. This is a very common drill used during fight preparation because it allows you to practice countering kicks in specific situations.

6. Offense vs Defense (Punches)

Duration: 12 minutes

Drill 6: Offense vs Defense (Punches)
Offense vs Defense (Punches): Beginner’s Variation
Offense vs Defense (Punches): Advanced Variation
Offense vs Defense (Punches): Key Points

In this chapter, we will only work on boxing with one partner attacking and the other on defense. This is an excellent drill for kick dominant fighters because they will be forced to use their hands to execute strikes, developing them into more well-rounded strikers. Similarly, this drill is beneficial to both beginners and advanced students. In this section, we will discuss how students with varying levels of experience can learn and apply this drill effectively.

7. Push Kick Counters

Duration: 12 minutes

Drill 7: Push Kick Counters
Push Kick Counters: Beginner’s Variation
Push Kick Counters: Advanced Variation
Push Kick Counters: Key Points

Similar to the previous chapter, where you countered a roundhouse kick, you will counter push kicks in this drill. This is an excellent drill for Muay Mat fighters whose fighting style is more aggressive and focused on closing the distance. In this chapter, we’ll show you how a beginner can use a counter push kick to land effective strikes without losing balance. While advanced students can work on specific fight situations where the push kick counter can be used as a setup to land their combinations.

8. Kick Sparring

Duration: 12 minutes

Drill 8: Kick Sparring
Kick Sparring: Beginner’s Variation
Kick Sparring: Advanced Variation
Kick Sparring: Key Points

The kick sparring drill is an effective drill for punch dominant fighters where they will be able to focus more on attacking and defending using their kicks. In this chapter, you will be attacking and defending at the same time, simulating a live sparring situation by attacking with only low, body, and high kicks. This is an excellent drill for beginners to improve their kick placement and learn how to effectively defend each kick. Advanced students should work on offensive and defensive timing so that they can use counters to improve their sparring experience.

9. Offense vs Defense

Duration: 12 minutes

Drill 9: Offense vs Defense
Offense vs Defense: Beginner’s Variation
Offense vs Defense: Advanced Variation
Offense vs Defense: Key Points

In this drill, one partner will only attack while the other defends; this is an excellent drill for practicing a specific fight situation in which you can develop new offensive or defensive skills. On offense, you’ll want to practice angles, timing, and spotting opportunities to land strikes, just like in a fight. While on defense, you will concentrate solely on defending all punches and kicks. Many fighters use this drill to mimic their opponent’s striking patterns so that they can adapt to their movement during a fight.

10. Offense vs Counters

Duration: 10 minutes

Drill 10: Offense vs Counters
Offense vs Counters: Beginner’s Variation
Offense vs Counters: Advanced Variation
Offense vs Counters: Key Points

This is a continuation of the previous drill in which one partner will be on offense while the other will be countering rather than defending. This is one of the most effective drills for honing your ability to predict incoming strikes and effectively execute a counter. In this chapter, we will discuss how students of all levels can benefit from this drill and develop their knowledge of distance, striking patterns, and defensive timing.

11. Close Range Sparring

Duration: 11 minutes

Drill 11: Close Range Sparring
Close Range Sparring: Beginner’s Variation
Close Range Sparring: Advanced Variation
Close Range Sparring: Key Points

Close Range sparring is a slightly more advanced drill in which you are forced to attack and defend with your opponent in close to clinching range. This drill will simulate an in-fighting situation in which you must attack, defend, and counter while against the ropes or pressing your opponent. This is an effective drill for beginners who are learning to be more aggressive or who are facing more aggressive opponents, as they will be placed in an uncomfortable, intense, and high-pressure situation.

12. Punches & Knees

Duration: 13 minutes

Drill 12: Punches & Knees
Punches & Knees: Beginner’s Variation
Punches & Knees: Advanced Variation
Punches & Knees: Key Points

Many students learn how to spar and clinch, but these sessions are usually held separately. This is the best drill for bridging sparring and clinching together, allowing you to effectively transition from long to mid range and mid to close range. In this drill, you will only use punches and knees to practice clinch engagement, understanding your own ranges, and executing strikes effectively.

13. Punches vs Kicks

Duration: 11 minutes

Drill 13: Punches vs Kicks
Punches vs Kicks: Beginner’s Variation
Punches vs Kicks: Advanced Variation
Punches vs Kicks: Key Points

The punch vs kick drill is a more advanced drill that places a strong emphasis on footwork. This drill is commonly used in training camps when the opponent is a Muay Tae (Kick Dominant Fighter) or a Muay Mat (Punch Dominant Fighter). This drill teaches you how to understand each fight style’s striking and defensive movement, and you’ll be able to use this knowledge to create combinations to counter each fight style or adapt to their striking patterns so you can defend effectively.

14. Lead Side Sparring

Duration: 12 minutes

Drill 14: Lead Side Sparring
Lead Side Sparring: Beginner’s Variation
Lead Side Sparring: Advanced Variation
Lead Side Sparring: Key Points

The lead side sparring drill is an effective drill for developing defensive ability. You will only be able to use your lead hand, lead body kicks, and lead push kicks during this drill. These are the most effective tools for defending against strikes, creating distance, and disrupting an opponent’s movement. Many fighters use this drill to train against a Muay Mat (Puncher) or a Muay Book (Forward Pressure Fighter), who are more aggressive, always closing in on the opponent to land heavy punches and low kicks. The lead side drill will teach you how to avoid and defend against strikes from an aggressive fighter.

15. Lead vs Rear Kicks

Duration: 11 minutes

Drill 15: Lead vs Rear Kicks
Lead vs Rear Kicks: Beginner’s Variation
Lead vs Rear Kicks: Advanced Variation
Lead vs Rear Kicks: Key Points

In this drill, you will use either your lead or rear kicks; it is an excellent drill for developing either your lead or rear side for offense and defense. Many fighters use this drill to hone their ability to set up kicks from one side or to improve their defensive response. It is very effective for beginners because they can focus on defending kicks from one side, allowing them to effectively block and time their counters. For advanced students, work on setting up your kicks with feints and combinations so that your kicks are unpredictable.

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