Drill Hand Fighting

Hand fighting is one of the foundational skills in wrestling. It is used in the standing position to setup all takedowns and keep an opponent on the defensive. The better you become at hand fighting, the more opportunities for takedowns you will have. In this video, 6x National Champion and…

Jab Cross Combination

The jab cross combination, also referred to as the 1-2, is a “bread and butter” combo that is seen very often in Muay Thai competition. It is a very versatile combination, and it can be thrown in conjunction with other strikes for a larger combo. If thrown correctly, this combination…

Spinning Back Elbow

The spinning back elbow is an unorthodox technique that catches opponents unaware because of the angle that the strike comes from. The elbow travels almost 180 degrees before it reaches the opponent. If it lands on the opponent, the spinning back elbow packs enough power to cause a knockout. In…

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…

Drill Maintaining Good Position On Takedowns

The ability to maintain good position through takedowns is one of the foundational skills in wrestling. The better you become at maintaining good position, the more opportunities for takedowns you will have. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates a drill for maintaining good…

Jab & Elbow Combination

The elbow is primarily a close range weapon. Sometimes an opponent can make it difficult to get into close enough range to deliver an elbow strike. The jab is used here to distract the opponent’s attention so that there is a safe path to step in and deliver the elbow…

Jab Drill With Partner

The jab is perhaps the most commonly used punch in Muay Thai, Boxing, and MMA. The jab has many different purposes such as setting up other strikes, maintaining distance from the opponent, and as a range finder. It can be used both offensively and defensively. In this video, trainer of…

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…

Foot Work For Upper Body Throws

Upper body throws are one of the most effective ways to bring an opponent to the ground. In wrestling, there are countless variations and setups for upper body throws. The key to all upper body throws is footwork. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims…

Jump Knee

The jump knee is an unorthodox attack that involves jumping towards an opponent to close the distance while simultaneously throwing a knee strike. As the knee strike is typically thrown in close quarters, the jump knee catches many opponents off guard. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Yoddecha Sityodtong…

Stance

Developing the correct boxing stance is the first step in any boxer’s journey. The stance is the foundation upon which everything else must be built. A good stance will allow you to move correctly and deliver punches with accuracy and power. In this video, Boxing World Champion Yodsanan Sityodtong demonstrates…

Outside Single Leg Basic Setup Elbow Pop

The outside single leg takedown is one of the most widely used takedowns in wrestling. Timing your single leg attack as your opponent reaches forward with one arm is a very common setup. Single legs can be executed using many different setups and finishes. Maintaining good position on a single…

Basic Knee Strikes

The knee strike is one of the most commonly used and lethal techniques in Muay Thai. Utilizing the strong muscles of the core, hips, quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves, the knee is thrust straight upwards. It can be thrown with devastating power to the body or head of the opponent. In…

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…

Left Uppercut

In the sport of boxing there are a wide variety of punches that can be used to attack an opponent at different levels of their body. A good boxer is constantly moving among the different varieties of punches and changing the level of their attack between the head and the…

Outside Single Leg Basic Setup Head Snap

The outside single leg takedown is one of the most widely used takedowns in wrestling. Using a head snap is a very common and effective setup for the single leg takedown. By snapping your opponent’s head down, you will get an upward reaction that creates an opportunity to shoot your…

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…

Left Kick

The left kick in Muay Thai is typically aimed towards the leg, body or head of an opponent. In order to gain the maximum amount of power from the kick, perfect mechanics are required. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn teaches the perfect mechanics for the left…

Right Uppercut

In the sport of boxing there are a wide variety of punches that can be used to attack an opponent at different levels of their body. A good boxer is constantly moving among the different varieties of punches and changing the level of their attack between the head and the…

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…

Body Shot

Attacking the body is an excellent way to slow down an opponent as well as set up other punches, kicks, knees or elbow strikes to various targets. By throwing punches to the head and body, the opponent will have a more difficult time countering attacks. In this video, Muay Thai…

Left Switch Kick

The left switch kick in Muay Thai is typically aimed towards the leg, body or head of an opponent. In order to gain the maximum amount of power from the kick, perfect mechanics are required. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Yoddecha Sityodtong teaches the left switch kick.

Overhand Right

In the sport of boxing there are a wide variety of punches that can be used to attack an opponent at different levels of their body. A good boxer is constantly moving among the different varieties of punches and changing the level of their attack between the head and the…

Double Leg Takedown

The double leg is a high percentage takedown. The double leg can be performed using many setups. Starting the double leg with a good setup will result in good penetration. When in deep on a double leg, driving sideways to finish is most common. For this video, 6x National Champion…