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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…