Lean Back Push Kick Thigh

Solid defense is equally as important as precise offense. A fighter must be able to not only launch offensive attacks, but also defend against an opponent’s attack. This technique makes use of the Muay Thai push kick to defend against an opponent’s kick.

Parry

In Muay Thai, you must learn to not only launch offensive attacks, but to also properly defend against an opponent’s attack. In this video, you will learn a defensive technique called a parry. The parry is one of the most fundamental and important techniques for defending against punches.

Slide Back Defense

In Muay Thai there are multiple techniques that can be used to defend against an opponent’s kick. Dependent on the type of kick thrown, each defensive technique has its own unique advantages. The slide back defense is a very effective technique for evading kicks directed at the midsection, and it…

Kick And Hold

In Muay Thai, opponent’s often counter a kick with a kick of their own. In order to shut down this counterattack we can use the kick and hold technique. Rather than returning immediately to your guard after throwing a kick, it is sometimes best to hold the leg against the…

Headlock Escape On The Ground

While good offensive takedowns are the key to scoring points, developing strong takedown defense is equally important. As one of the most common throws in wrestling, it is critical to develop multiple defenses against the headlock. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates a…

Sprawl

A basic sprawl is used when defending against an opponent’s attack. The sprawl can be practiced as part of your basic movements without a partner. The importance of a good sprawl is to get your legs away from your opponent and your weight on top of them. A sprawl will…

Pummeling Drill

Pummeling is an essential technique to move your opponent, change a position, or gain a superior position to set up offensive attacks. The pummeling drill can be practiced at all levels of intensity. Pummeling is essential to set up offensive techniques including headlocks, arm throws, double legs, body locks, and…

Double Leg Defense

Successful defense against a double leg requires the correct hip pressure and a good sprawl. Sprawling is a basic defensive technique that can be quickly learned and easily used at all levels of wrestling. For this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic Wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates sprawling to defend…

Defense Against Double Under Hooks

The double underhook position is a strong offensive attack and control position. Defense must start immediately when in a double underhook position. A small amount of space must be created in order to pummel out of this position. For this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic Wrestler Heath Sims…

Single Leg Defense Against Basic Takedown

While good offensive takedowns are the key to scoring points, developing strong takedown defense is equally important. Good takedown defense can often be transitioned into offensive attacks. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates basic single leg degense.

High Crotch Defense Against Basic Takedown

While good offensive takedowns are the key to scoring points, developing strong takedown defense is equally important. Good takedown defense can often be transitioned into offensive attacks. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates basic high crotch defense.

Blocking A Kick

A Muay Thai kick can be aimed towards the legs, body, or head of an opponent. Kicks can cause a lot of damage if the recipient does not know how to defend themselves from the kick. Defensive techniques against strikes should be taught and focused on just as much as…

Catch And Throw

Catching a kick is an alternative method to blocking a kick. After catching an opponent’s kick, there are numerous different techniques that can be used in order to counter the attack and take advantage of the opponent being balanced on one leg. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Orono…

Cross Block

A cross block is a variation of the regular block technique. Some individuals may find it more suitable to their style and specific stance. Learning the cross block offers a fighter the ability to vary their counterattacks. By mixing up the defensive techniques, it prevents the opponent from accurately predicting…

Hand Sweep Left

The hand sweep is used to defend against an opponent’s push kick. The push kick is an extremely common weapon in Muay Thai. It is imperative that you have a good counter to it. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Muangfalek Kiatvichian teaches how to counter a left push…

Hand Sweep Right

The hand sweep is used to defend against an opponent’s push kick. The push kick is an extremely common weapon in Muay Thai. It is imperative that you have a good counter to it. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Muangfalek Kiatvichian teaches how to counter a right push…

Lean Back Defense

The lean back defense is an evasive technique that is used to avoid a high kick. Rather than blocking a kick with your leg, the lean back takes the target completely out of reach from the kick. This means zero damage is taken. It also creates an excellent opportunity to…

Slipping Punches

The best boxers are often those that are hardest to hit. A boxer must not only be able to deliver punches, but also be able avoid getting hit. A good defense goes a long way in the sport of boxing. In this video, Boxing World Champion Yodsanan Sityodtong demonstrates how…

Drill Double Leg Takedown Defense

Double leg defense is essential for a successful wrestler. Defending a double leg takedown can occur multiple times throughout a wrestling match. Learning to use your hips to stop the forward momentum of the shot will improve your defense and allow for a better sprawl. For this video, 6x National…