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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…