Common Mistakes Hook

The hook is one of the fundamental punches in Muay Thai.  It is thrown with the lead hand in a looping motion.  When thrown correctly, the hook can be one of the most devastating and powerful punches there is.  In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn reviews the…

Block, Catch & Throw

The ability to defend against an opponent’s attack and set up a counterattack is one that all Muay Thai fighters must master.  Mastering the fundamentals of defense will allow you to attack fearlessly on offense.  In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Attachai Fairtex teaches a basic block, catch and…

Parry

A complete Muay Thai fighter must have fluid offensive attacks and impregnable defense.  It is critical that you learn to defend against an opponent’s attacks.  One of the most fundamental defensive tactics against an opponent’s punch is the parry.  Mastering this skill will save you a lot of damage down…

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.

Fake Low To High Kick

In Muay Thai, it is very important that a fighter alternate their attacks among different parts of the opponent’s body. The primary areas of attack are the legs, midsection, and head. In this video, you will learn how to setup a high kick using a fake low kick. If used…

Fake Push Kick Setup

In Muay Thai, the push kick is one of the most common and effective techniques. Through proper use of a push kick a fighter can not only damage the opponent but also shut down their offensive attacks. It can also be used as a fake to setup a variety of…

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.

Spinning Heel Kick

The spinning heel kick is a very advanced kick that can be used with devastating effect. Due to the difficulty in landing it, the spinning heel kick is not often seen in Muay Thai competition. However, when it is used, it often results in a knockdown or knockout.

Step Up Knee

The step up knee is a very advanced knee strike that can be used with devastating effect. Due to the difficulty in landing it, the step up knee is rarely seen in Muay Thai competition. However, when it is used, it often results in a knockdown or knockout.

Spinning Backfist

The spinning backfist is an extremely dangerous strike that can easily catch an opponent off guard. When used in combination with kicks and other punches, the spinning backfist often lands without the opponent seeing it. The result is usually a knockout.

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…

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…

Reverse Side Elbow

In Muay Thai, you must learn to use all 8 limbs in devastating fashion. Elbow strikes are a key ingredient in every Muay Thai fighter’s arsenal, and they can be used in a wide range of scenarios. In this video, you will learn an unorthodox variation of the basic elbow…

Jump Down Elbow

The elbow is a devastating close range weapon that can be used to knockout the opponent and finish the fight. Elbows also have a tendency to inflict deep cuts on the face of an opponent, which can cause blood to run into the eyes and affect the opponent’s vision. The…

Clinch Drill

The clinch is a close range grappling position that can be used to control an opponent and set up elbow and knee strikes. In this video, you will learn an effective drill that develops and sharpens the knee strikes inside the clinch position.

Cross Knee Block

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

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…

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…

Up Elbow

The elbow is a devastating close range weapon that can be used to knockout the opponent and finish the fight. It is also effective for cutting the eyebrow area of the opponent, which can cause blood to run into the eyes and affect the opponent’s vision. Severe cuts can even…

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…