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…

Uppercut

The uppercut is devastating punch that utilizes the entire body to deliver a very powerful strike. It has accounted for many knockouts in Muay Thai. The uppercut is thrown close range from underneath the eye line of the opponent, which makes it a very difficult strike to see and therefore…

Body Climb Elbow

The body climb elbow is a technique more commonly seen in the ancient art of Muay Boran. Muay Thai was largely derived from this ancient art, which focused on creating the maximum amount of damage to an opponent on the battlefield. The purpose of Muay Boran was to neutralize the…

Jump 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. In…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Jump Switch Knee

The jump switch knee is a progression from the jump knee. When delivered correctly the jump switch knee can be a very powerful strike. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Yoddecha Sityodtong teaches the switch movement that gives an extra boost of power to the jump knee strike.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…