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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

High Kick

The high kick has resulted in some spectacular knockouts in Muay Thai competitions. The high kick shares similar technique with the regular Muay Thai kick. As the target of the high kick is higher than the kick to the body, it may take a little longer to achieve the balance…

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.

3 Ways To Defend And Counter A 1-2-Body Kick Combination

Multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao from the EVOLVE Fight Team demonstrates 3 ways to defend and counter a 1-2-body kick combination.