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…

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…

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.

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…

Low Kick

The low kick is a devastating technique that can drastically slow down the mobility of an opponent. If landed repeatedly, it can cause so much damage to the leg that the opponent can no longer bear weight on it. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn teaches the…

Clinch Knee 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, Muay Thai World Champion Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn shows an effective drill that develops and sharpens the knee strike technique when engaged in a clinching position.

Push Kick

The push kick is one of the most commonly used techniques in Muay Thai. If the jab is considered to be one of the most important punches in a boxer’s arsenal, the push kick is one of the most important kicks in a nak muay’s arsenal. The push kick is…

Clinch Pull Knee Left

When engaged in the clinch position, both fighters will look to gain an advantage over the other in order to land elbow or knee strikes. Pulling the opponent in the clinch is an excellent way to off balance an opponent before throwing a knee strike. Once the balance of the…

Right Cross

The right cross is a straight-line punch. The hips and rear foot turn when throwing the cross, which allows for much more power than the jab. The amount of power generated with the cross is more than enough to knockout the opponent and finish the fight. In this video, Muay…

Clinch Pull Knee Right

When engaged in the clinch position, both fighters will look to gain an advantage over the other in order to land elbow or knee strikes. Pulling the opponent in the clinch is an excellent way to off balance an opponent before throwing a knee strike. Once the balance of the…

Right Jump Kick

The right jump kick is a technique that catches many opponents off guard. Thrown from a crouched position, opponents will not be able anticipate the kick. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn teaches how deliver a powerful right jump kick.

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…

Right Kick

The right kick in Muay Thai is typically aimed towards the leg, body, or head of an opponent. In order to gain the most amount of power from the kick, there needs to be rotation from the hip and foot as well as a downward swing of the arm. In…

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. Severe…

Sliding Push Kick

The sliding push kick is a progression from the push kick. The slide covers distance towards the opponent and as such, allows for the push kick to be thrown from further away. In this video, trainer of Muay Thai World Champions Saknarong Sityodtong teaches the advanced progression from the regular…

Fake Kick To Footsweep

After hitting an opponent with a body kick, the opponent is forced to block future body kicks or sustain further damage. The basic block to a kick is to raise the leg on the same side of the kick. In this video, trainer of Muay Thai World Champions Saknarong Sityodtong…

Stance Movement

The stance and movement of a fighter is the foundation from which all punches, kicks, knees and elbows will come. It is also the base for all defensive techniques. Without a solid foundation, it will be impossible to attack or defend efficiently. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Orono…

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…

Turn Left Right

When an opponent advances straight forward, the turn technique can be utilized to divert the opponent in a different direction and allow a follow up attack in the form of a kick or knee. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Lamnammoon Sor Sumalee teaches the turn to the left…

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…

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…